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Georgia Tech vs. Tennessee - 12/3/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tennessee Volunteers (5-1) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (4-2)

College Basketball: Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 6:00 pm (Hank McCarmish Pavilion)

The Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The Tennessee Volunteers and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets meet Sunday in college basketball action at the McCamish Pavilion.

The Tennessee Volunteers look to build on their 5-1 record when they take to the road for the first time. The Tennessee Volunteers are averaging 79.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 64 points on 38 percent shooting. Grant Williams is averaging 16.5 points and three assists while Admiral Schofield is averaging 12 points and 4.2 rebounds. Jordan Bowden is the third double-digit scorer and Lamonte Turner is dishing 2.3 assists. The Tennessee Volunteers are shooting 43 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee Volunteers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. The Tennessee Volunteers have lost four straight road games.

Georgia Tech vs. Tennessee - 12/3/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets look for a bounce back performance after losing to Grambling on Friday. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are averaging 63.5 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 59.5 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Jose Alvarado is averaging 14.7 points and 4.3 assists while Tadric Jackson is averaging 14.3 points and six rebounds. Ben Lammers is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Alston is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have won 13 of their last 15 home games.

The Volunteers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Atlantic Coast. The Yellow Jackets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 18-6 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The under is 7-2 in Yellow Jackets last 9 overall and the under is 18-7-1 in Volunteers last 26 road games.

Tennessee is a team that's starting to come together, as it already has wins over Purdue, NC State and hung around with Villanova. The Vols are sure to make a run in the SEC and could sneak into the big dance if this success continues. But if there was ever a team that would be motivated to bounce back, it would be Georgia Tech after losing to Grambling. I'm sure the Yellow Jackets coaches and players have let everyone know how horrible that loss was and the best thing to do after a loss is to right it with a victory. A win here would go a long way for the Yellow Jackets, and they have the defense to get the job done. 

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