Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-2) vs Duke Blue Devils (5-2)
2023-12-02 14:15:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +12 -- Over/Under: 147
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The Duke Blue Devils and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets meet in college basketball action from the McCamish Pavilion on Saturday afternoon. Can Duke get back on track in a back-to-back road spot? Or will Georgia Tech defend its home court? Let’s take a look and give out a pick with our Duke vs. Georgia Tech Prediction.
Duke Team Preview
The Duke Blue Devils come into this game looking to bounce back from an 80-75 loss at the hands of Arkansas in their last matchup. Kyle Filipowski leads the Blue Devils in scoring and rebounding with 19.9 PPG and 8.3 RPG while Jeremy Roach has 13 PPG with 2.3 APG. Tyrese Proctor has 11.7 PPG with a team-high 5.4 APG to lead the Blue Devils in the assist department this season. Mark Mitchell has 11 PPG with 4.8 RPG to cap off the scoring in double figures for the Blue Devils this season. As a team, Duke is averaging 82.7 PPG on 48.4% shooting from the field, 34.2% from three, and 71.8% from the foul line this season. Duke is 5-2 in the ACC. Syracuse and Boston College have the same records.
Georgia Tech Team Preview
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets come into this one looking to build on a 67-59 win over Mississippi State in their last game. Miles Kelly leads the Yellow Jackets in scoring and rebounding with 19.4 PPG and 6.6 RPG while Dallan Coleman and Kowacie Reeves Jr. each have 10.8 PPG with Coleman logging 2.8 RPG and Reeves Jr. chipping in 4.4 RPG to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Georgia Tech so far this season. Naithan George has 9.5 PPG while Kyle Sturdivant has 9 PPG with a team-high 3.4 APG to lead the Yellow Jackets in assists this season. As a team, Georgia Tech is averaging 72.8 PPG on 39.4% shooting from the field, 29.8% from three, and 65.5% from the foul line this season.
Duke vs. Georgia Tech Prediction
I’m looking at Duke here. I just think the Blue Devils are the better team and while Georgia Tech feels further along than they’ve been in recent seasons, I just don’t know if they’re at the level where they can upend Duke, even at home. The shooting percentages for Georgia Tech this season are just far behind what Duke’s bringing to the table and I think Duke just blows past Georgia Tech here. Give me the Blue Devils.