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Georgia Tech vs. Clemson - 1/12/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Clemson Tigers (11-4) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (9-6)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Hank McCarmish Pavilion)

The Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +8 -- Over/Under: 133.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Clemson Tigers look to deal the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets a loss in ACC college basketball Thursday.

The Clemson Tigers seemed to be poised to  crack the national rankings at 11-2 before back to back conference defeats capped off by a 75-70 loss at #21 Notre Dame on Saturday as a 4.5 point favorite. The Tigers appeared to have the Fighting Irish on the ropes until ND took over the final 20 minutes. The Tigers outshot the Irish 49%-46.7% but Notre Dame connected on 15-32 from long range which was the biggest difference in the boxscore. Jarron Blossomgame was the Tigers go to scorer with 22 points and eight rebounds on 9-17 with Gabe Vincent tossing in14 while Donte Grantham, Shelton Mitchell and Elijah Thomas combining for 25 points.

Georgia Tech vs. Clemson - 1/12/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket have shown the ability to defend but need more scoring punch to compete with the big offenses in the AAC. After opening the conference schedule with a win versus North Carolina the Yellow Jackets have dropped back to back contests capped off by a 65050 defeat at the hands of visiting Louisville on Saturday as a 13 poi home dog where a nine point deficit heading to the locker room set the tone for the remainder of the game. The Cardinals were held to 34% shooting but the Jackets couldn’t take advantage at 34% marksmanship. UL mustered ten more looks and six more buckets with eight more threes winning it. Georgia Tech received a game high 24 point and nine rebound from Ben Lammers on 9-15 with Josh Okogie adding 15  points and seven boards.

Clemson are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 Thursday games. Georgia Tech are 4-13-1 ATS in their last 18 Thursday games and the under is 22-8 in Georgia Tech last 30 home games. The road team is 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings.         

I’m surprised the spread is this high given the Yellow Jackets are at home…                                                                                                              

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Clemson -8

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