Clemson Tigers (9-3) vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (7-4)
December 21, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +1.5 / Clemson Tigers -1.5 ; Over/Under: -
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The Clemson Tigers and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets meet Wednesday in college basketball action from McCamish Pavilion. Clemson is 9-3 so far this year. The Tigers beat Richmond in their last outing. As for Georgia Tech, they’re 7-4 on the season following a win over Alabama State on Saturday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Clemson managed to go 4-2 over their first six games this year, losing to South Carolina and Iowa. The Tigers are 5-1 in the six games since, taking wins over California, Penn State, Wake Forest, Towson and Richmond.
In the Richmond game on Saturday, Clemson stormed out to a 43-19 halftime lead. The Tigers posted another 42 points in the second half and took the win 85-57. Chase Hunter was tops in scoring with 18 points.
Over on the Georgia Tech side, they were 4-2 through six games as well with losses to Utah and Marquette. The Yellow Jackets have gone 3-2 in their last five outings with wins over Northeastern, Georgia and Alabama State.
In the Alabama State matchup, the Yellow Jackets didn’t have much trouble. Georgia Tech was up 55-20 by halftime and scored 41 more points from there in a 96-60 win. Tristan Maxwell led the team on 18 points, and Rodney Howard doubled with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
PICK: I’m probably going to stick with Clemson. The Tigers posted a nice effort against Richmond in their last game, shooting 48.5 percent from the field and 46.2 percent (12-of-26) from 3-point range with 40 rebounds and 20 assists. Clemson had a bad game versus Loyola a couple of weekends ago but otherwise they’re playing well. The Tigers have 77 or more points in four of their last five games. As for Georgia Tech, they can play pretty well this year in the right matchups. The Yellow Jackets have put up 79 or more points in three of the last four and if they’re playing well Georgia Tech could hang around with Clemson in this one.