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Georgia Tech vs. NC State Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/17/23

NC State Wolfpack (14-4) vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (8-9)
January 17, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +5.5 / NC State Wolfpack -5.5; Over/Under: +143.5
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The NC State Wolfpack and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets meet in college basketball action from the McCamish Pavilion on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


NC State is currently a 5.5-point favorite with an attached ML price of -230. The over/under for this game is set at 143.5 points.


Jack Clark is questionable for this game for NC State with a hip injury while Jordan Maka is out indefinitely with an illness for Georgia Tech.

Matchup history

NC State won the last meeting between these two teams by a final score of 76-61 back on February 15th, 2022, snapping a four-game win streak for Georgia Tech in the series.


NC State is 15-34-2 ATS in their last 51 games overall and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 games following a win. Georgia Tech is 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games following a double-digit loss at home and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a loss while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record.


I really want to find a way to back Georgia Tech with the points at home here, but the Yellow Jackets have just had a hard time providing value in the underdog role at home in conference play. NC State has just been red hot up to this point and I don’t see Georgia Tech getting in the way of that. I’ll back the Wolfpack here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: NC State -5.5

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