Georgia Tech vs. Miami - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Georgia Tech vs. Miami - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Hurricanes (14-13) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (14-14)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm (McCamish Pavilion)

The Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -5 -- Over/Under: 143

TV: ACC

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

The Miami Hurricanes need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Miami Hurricanes are averaging 73.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 74.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Chris Lykes is averaging 15.5 points and 2.5 assists while Dejan Vasiljevic is averaging 13.5 points and 4.2 rebounds. Kameron McGusty is the third double-digit scorer and Rodney Miller Jr. is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Miami Hurricanes are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Hurricanes are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game. The Miami Hurricanes have lost seven of their last eight road games.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are averaging 68 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 67.2 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Michael Devoe is averaging 16.2 points and 3.8 rebounds while Jose Alvarado is averaging 13.1 points and 3.5 rebounds. Moses Wright is the third double-digit scorer and James Banks III is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are shooting 28.9 percent from beyond the arc and 66.4 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have won five straight home games.

The road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Miami Hurricanes are playing better basketball lately, but they have issues on the road where they lose by an average of 9.3 points and shoot just 40.7 percent from the field and 27 percent from three. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have won five straight at home and are 8-5 against the spread at home while 17-10 against the spread on the season. It's hard to back Miami on the road until you see progress with this club. Give me the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the reasonable chalk. 

Randy’s Pick Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.