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Clemson vs. Georgia Tech - 1/16/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Georgia Tech at Clemson
Date & Time Wednesday January 16, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Littlejohn Coliseum
Clemson, South Carolina
The Line
The Line: Clemson -5.5 -- Over/Under: 132
TV Channel
ACC
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Clemson Tigers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Littlejohn Coliseum.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are averaging 71.3 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 62.1 points on 37.4 percent shooting. Jose Alvarado is averaging 13.9 points and 3.6 rebounds while James Banks III is averaging 9.7 points and 1.4 assists. Brandon Alston is dishing 1.3 assists and Michael Devoe is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are allowing 26.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have split their four road games this season.

The Clemson Tigers need a win here that would snap a three-game losing streak. The Clemson Tigers are averaging 71.4 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 66.8 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Marcquise Reed is averaging 18.9 points and 3.7 assists while Elijah Thomas is averaging 13.2 points and 7.6 rebounds. Shelton Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Aamir Simms is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Clemson Tigers are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Clemson Tigers are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game. The Clemson Tigers have won seven of their last nine home games.

The Yellow Jackets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Atlantic Coast and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Tigers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Atlantic Coast, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games and 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Yellow Jackets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.. The under is 6-2 in Tigers last 8 games following a ATS loss. The over is 4-1 in Yellow Jackets last 5 overall. 

The Clemson Tigers have played some tough teams during their three-game losing streak, but tough teams or not, it's tough to overlook that they've been held to an average of 54.6 points during that stretch. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are quietly piling up the victories, which includes a blowout road win over Syracuse, and they're shooting 55.3 percent from the field while allowing 34.6 percent shooting in their last five games. Georgia Tech is also 12-4 ATS on the season and 5-0 ATS in non-home games, while Clemson is 4-12 ATS on the season and 4-8 ATS as a favorite. The points and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets seems like a nice value play in this contest.

Pick:
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +5.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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