The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish meet in college basketball action from the Purcell Pavilion on Tuesday night.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will try to rebound from a 75-64 loss to Florida State in their last matchup. Miles Kelly leads the Yellow Jackets in scoring with 14.6 PPG as the only double-digit scorer for Georgia Tech up to this point in the year. Dallan Coleman has 9.8 PPG and Jalon Moore has 9.3 PPG with a team-high 5.7 RPG while Deivon Smith has a team-high 3.4 APG to lead G-Tech in assists. As a team, Georgia Tech is averaging 71.1 PPG on 43.2% shooting from the field, 33.3% from behind the arc and 71.8% from the foul line this season.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be out to snap a three-game losing streak after an 81-64 loss to North Carolina in their last game. Nate Laszewski leads Notre Dame in scoring and rebounding with 13.6 PPG and 7.7 RPG while Dane Goodwin has 11.6 PPG with 4.5 RPG and J.J. Starling has 12.4 PPG with 3.1 RPG. Cormac Ryan has 11.9 PPG with 4.6 RPG and Trey Wertz has 10 PPG with a team-high 3.4 APG to lead the Irish in assists and to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Notre Dame up to this point in the season. As a team, Notre Dame is averaging 69.3 PPG on 45.6% shooting from the field, 37.7% from three and 78.4% from the foul line this season.
Georgia Tech is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 road games against a team with a winning home record. Notre Dame is 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games while the under is 8-1 in their last 9 home games.
I get the case to be made for either side in this game, but the reality here is that the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets continue to have issues covering numbers on the road and I don’t foresee those issues ending here. Notre Dame’s had issues covering the number regardless of where they’ve played, but they’ve owned Georgia Tech in recent years, covering the last seven times these two teams squared off and I think they make it eight here. Give me Notre Dame in this one.