Penn State vs. Georgia Tech - 11/29/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (4-1) at Penn State Nittany Lions (4-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Bryce Jordan Center)
The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Penn State Nittany Lions and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets face off on Tuesday in college basketball action.
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 4-3 this season and they are coming off of back-to-back wins. Penn State is averaging 73.1 points per game and they are shooting 41.8 percent from the floor and 35.2 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 73.3 points per game and their opponents are shooting 44.3 percent. Tony Carr and Shep Garner lead the Nittany Lions averaging 14.3 points per game each. Lamar Stevens is averaging 12.9 points for PSU, Payton Banks is averaging 10.9 points, and Mike Watkins is averaging 9.6 points and 6.9 rebounds. Penn State is 3-1 at home this season and 2 of their losses have been to Duke and Cincinnati.
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The Georgia Tech Yellow jackets are 4-1 this season and this is their first road game of the season. Georgia Tech is averaging 74.2 points per game and they are shooting 47.2 percent from the floor and 35.1 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 65 points and their opponents are shooting 38.2 percent. Josh Okogie leads the Yellow Jackets averaging 19 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Ben Lammers is averaging 17.6 points and 10.8 rebounds, Tadric Jackson is averaging 13.8 points, and Quinton Stephens is averaging 10.8 points and 7.8 rebounds. Georgia Tech’s loss was to Ohio by 6-points but overall they just haven’t played a tough schedule.
Penn State is 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 games, 3-7 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread, and 5-2-1 against the spread in their last 8 non-conference games. Georgia Tech is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games, 8-3-1 against the spread in their last 12 road games against a team with a winning home record, and 2-5 against the spread against the Big Ten.
Penn State has played the much tougher schedule but this should be a competitive game and I look for Georgia Tech to at least cover the spread.