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North Carolina vs Georgia Tech 1/15/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (7-8) vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (11-4)
January 15, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: North Carolina Tar Heels -12.5 / Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +12.5; Over/Under: -147.5
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the North Carolina Tar Heels meet in college basketball action from the Smith Assembly Center on Saturday night.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will look to build on an 81-76 win over Boston College in their last game. Michael Devoe leads the Yellow Jackets in scoring and assists with 20.5 PPG and 3.2 APG with 5.4 RPG while Jordan Usher has 14.8 PPG with a team-high 7.2 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Georgia Tech so far this season. As a team, Georgia Tech is averaging 68.7 PPG on 43.9% shooting from the field, 36.1% from three and 69.6% from the foul line while allowing 68.5 PPG on 42.7% shooting from the field and 31.1% from three this season.

Winning Props Bets

The North Carolina Tar Heels will try to build on their 74-58 win over Virginia last time out. Armando Bacot leads UNC in scoring and rebounding with 16.6 PPG and 11.1 RPG, averaging a double-double per game while Caleb Love has 15.6 PPG with 3.7 RPG and 3.4 APG. R.J. Davis has 12.9 PPG with 3.7 RPG and a team-high 3.6 APG to lead UNC in assists while Brady Manek has 12.9 PPG with 5.8 RPG and Dawson Garcia has 10 PPG with 5.5 RPG to round out the scoring in double figures for the Tar Heels so far this season. As a team, North Carolina is averaging 78.7 PPG on 48.2% shooting from the field, 40.1% from behind the arc and 74.8% from the foul line while allowing 70.5 PPG on 42.7% shooting from the field and 32.7% from three this season.

Georgia Tech is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a win and 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall. North Carolina is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 4-0-1 in their last 5 home games against a team with a winning road record.

I get why the points with Georgia Tech are worth a look, as the Yellow Jackets have been solid ATS on the road this season, and that includes a cover against Duke. However, Georgia Tech still lost that game by double-digits and say what you want about North Carolina, but the Tar Heels are playing their best ball at home this season and have been covering the number fairly consistently there as well. I think this is a spot where UNC bags a win by 15+ against Georgia Tech, so I’ll lay it and play it with the Tar Heels here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:
North Carolina -12.5
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Chris Ruffolo

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