Georgia Tech vs. Duke - 2/11/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Duke Blue Devils (19-5) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (11-13)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm (Hank McCarmish Pavilion)
The Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Duke Blue Devils and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets meet Sunday in college basketball action at the McCamish Pavilion.
The Duke Blue Devils need a feel good win here after losing three of their last four games. The Duke Blue Devils are averaging 89.1 points on 50.7 percent shooting and allowing 72.8 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Marvin Bagley III is averaging 21.2 points and 11.4 rebounds while Gary Trent Jr is averaging 15.1 points and 1.6 assists. Grayson Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr is grabbing 9.4 rebounds. The Duke Blue Devils are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The Duke Blue Devils are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.8 rebounds per game. The Duke Blue Devils have split their last eight road games.
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets also need a win here after losing six of their last seven games. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are averaging 65.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 65.8 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Josh Okogie is averaging 18.4 points and 6.5 rebounds while Jose Alvarado is averaging 12.6 points and 3.2 assists. Tadric Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Lammers is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have won five of their last seven home games.
The Blue Devils are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 road games. The Yellow Jackets are 17-5 ATS in their last 22 home games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Blue Devils are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Georgia Tech, 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the favorite is 22-8 ATS in the last 30 meetings.
The Duke Blue Devils are obviously the more talented team and can smoke most teams in the country when playing to their potential. The problem is Duke hasn't been consistent on the road this season and has dropped three of its last four overall. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have had struggles of their own, but they play hard and are only allowing 40 percent shooting and 61.7 points at home this season. The crowd should also be up for this one, giving the players even more energy and reason to get after it. I'll take a shot with the points. I'm not confident with Duke right now.