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Virginia vs Georgia Tech 2/12/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (10-13) vs. Virginia Cavaliers (15-9)
February 12, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Virginia Cavaliers -9.5 / Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +9.5; Over/Under: +123
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Virginia Cavaliers meet in college basketball action from the John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday afternoon.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will look to rebound from a 79-70 loss at the hands of the Miami Hurricanes last time out. Michael Devoe leads the Yellow Jackets in scoring and assists with 18.7 PPG and 3.2 APG with 4.9 RPG while Jordan Usher has 15 PPG with a team-high 6.7 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Georgia Tech so far this season. As a team, Georgia Tech is averaging 69.8 PPG on 44.3% shooting from the field, 36.5% from three and 69.3% from the foul line while allowing 69.9 PPG on 43.6% shooting from the field and 30.6% from three this season.

The Virginia Cavaliers will try to build on their current three-game winning streak after a 69-68 win over Duke last time out. Jayden Gardner leads the Cavaliers in scoring and rebounding with 14.5 PPG and 6.8 RPG while Armaan Franklin has 12.2 PPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Virginia this season. Kihei Clark has 9.8 PPG with 4.2 APG while Reece Beekman also has a team-high 5 APG as well this season. As a team, Virginia is averaging 63.5 PPG on 45.8% shooting from the field, 33.2% from three and 73.3% from the foul line while allowing 59.9 PPG on 42.4% shooting from the field and 35.6% from three this season.

Georgia Tech is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 2-10-1 ATS in their last 13 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games as a road underdog. Virginia is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall.

I get the case to be made either way here, but while this may feel odd to say, I like the over here. This isn’t your same old Virginia team, as the Cavaliers have a solid offense to make up when the defense goes south and while Georgia Tech will have a stiff test against Virginia’s defense, the Yellow Jackets have stepped up offensively as of late and I think the show up here, pushing this total into the 130s. Give me the over.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Over 123

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