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Pittsburgh vs. Georgia Tech - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (9-7) at Pittsburgh Panthers (8-9)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm (Petersen Events Center)

The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers +5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ACC

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Pittsburgh Panthers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Petersen Events Center.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are averaging 66.4 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 63.3 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Josh Okogie is averaging 19.6 points and 5.5 rebounds while Tadric Jackson is averaging 13.7 points and 1.8 assists. Jose Alvarado is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Lammers is grabbing 8.8 rebounds. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have lost 10 of their last 11 road games.

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Pittsburgh vs. Georgia Tech - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Pittsburgh Panthers need a victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Pittsburgh Panthers are averaging 66.6 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 70.9 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Jared Wilson-Frame is averaging 13.1 points and 1.1 assists while Ryan Luther is averaging 12.7 points and 10.1 rebounds. Marcus Carr is the third double-digit scorer and Shamiel Stevenson is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Pittsburgh Panthers are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Pittsburgh Panthers are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game. The Pittsburgh Panthers have won six of their last nine home games.

The Yellow Jackets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 19-7 ATS in their last 26 vs. Atlantic Coast and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Panthers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 vs. Atlantic Coast. The Yellow Jackets are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have allowed less than 70 points in each of their last five games, and that's bad news for a Pittsburgh squad that can't score and seems to be overmatches most nights. I really want to think the Pittsburgh Panthers are going to turn things around and start playing these lines they get, but they provide little hope and seem to play worse every time they take the court. Give me the Yellow Jackets and the chalk as a fade from the home team. Pittsburgh is that bad right now.

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