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Georgia Tech vs. Yale - 1/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Yale Bulldogs (7-8) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (7-7)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Hank McCarmish Pavilion)

The Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ACC

The Yale Bulldogs and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets meet Saturday in college basketball action at the McCamish Pavilion.

The Yale Bulldogs could use a strong road win to get back to a .500 record. The Yale Bulldogs are averaging 77.4 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 75.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Miye Oni is averaging 17.2 points and 6.2 rebounds while Alex Copeland is averaging 11.7 points and three assists. Blake Reynolds is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Atkinson is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Yale Bulldogs are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 67.1 percent from the free throw line. The Yale Bulldogs are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game. The Yale Bulldogs have split their last eight road games.

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Georgia Tech vs. Yale - 1/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets also need a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are averaging 66.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 64.3 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Josh Okogie is averaging 20 points and six rebounds while Tadric Jackson is averaging 14.7 points and 1.9 assists. Jose Alvarado is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Lammers is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have split their last six home games.

The Bulldogs are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Atlantic Coast, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Yellow Jackets are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 21-10 ATS in their last 31 games overall. The under is 37-15-1 in Yellow Jackets last 53 home games and the under is 4-1 in Bulldogs last 5 overall.

The Yale Bulldogs are just 2-5 ATS this season and are one of the worst defensive teams in the country. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are a top-40 defensive team in the country and just snagged a huge confidence building win over the Miami Hurricanes. This is a game where Yale is going to struggle with the defensive pressure, especially with how its played against lesser teams. Give me Georgia Tech by double digits.

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