Georgia Tech vs. Northwestern - 11/28/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northwestern Wildcats (4-2) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Hank McCarmish Pavilion)
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The Northwestern Wildcats and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets face off in a college basketball matchup on Tuesday night as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
The Northwestern Wildcats will look for a challenge win to find some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 5 games, including an 81-50 rout of Sacred Heart in their last outing. Scottie Lindsey led the team with 19 points on 7 of 15 shooting with 3 threes and a team-high 6 rebounds. Vic Law came 2nd with 15 points on 5 of 9 shooting with a pair of threes, while Dererk Pardon added 11 points and 6 rebounds, Gavin Skelly chipped in 10 points to round out the scoring in double figures for the Wildcats in the win. Bryant McIntosh chipped in 9 points with a team-high 6 assists in the winning effort. Lindsey leads the team with 17.8 points per game while Law is the team’s top rebounder with 5.3 boards per game and McIntosh is the team’s leading assist man, dishing out 5.8 assists per game. As a team, Northwestern is scoring 75.7 points per game on 45.2% shooting from the field, 36.8% from behind the arc and 76.1% from the foul line this season.
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will try to get their 4th straight win after taking down North Texas in their last outing by a final score of 63-49. Jose Alvarado led the team with 19 points on 7 of 9 shooting with a team-high 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Curtis Haywood II came 2nd with 15 points on 5 threes, with 5 boards, 4 assists and 3 steals of his own, while Tadric Jackson added 14 points. Ben Lammers contributed 11 points with 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 blocks to round out the scoring in double figures for the Yellow Jackets in the win. Lammers leads the team with an average of 17 points and 8.5 rebounds per game while Alvarado is the team’s top assist man, dishing out 4.5 assists per game this season. As a team, Georgia Tech is scoring 66.5 points per game on 42.4% shooting from the field, 30.4% from behind the arc and 73.2% from the foul line this season.
Northwestern is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a win and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games while the over is 8-1 in their last 9 games overall. Georgia Tech is 10-2 ATS in their last 12 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games while the over is 8-3 in their last 11 games against the Big Ten.
I feel that although Northwestern has the better starting lineup, The Yellow Jackets aren’t far off, and have more depth down the bench. Not to mention, the Yellow Jackets are in much better form as of late, winning 3 straight. Georgia Tech, like most teams, play their best ball at home and have been almost a sure thing at home ATS and Northwestern hasn’t had much luck in the challenge the last couple of years, so I’ll back Georgia Tech to get the job done at home on Tuesday.