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Georgia Tech vs. Clemson - 2/6/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Clemson at Georgia Tech
Date & Time Wednesday February 6, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
McCamish Pavilion
Atlanta, Georgia
The Line
The Line: Georgia Tech +3 -- Over/Under: 127
TV Channel
ACC
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The Clemson Tigers and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the McCamish Pavilion.

The Clemson Tigers need a victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Clemson Tigers are averaging 71.2 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 65.7 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Marcquise Reed is averaging 19.1 points and 3.3 assists while Elijah Thomas is averaging 13.5 points and 7.8 rebounds. Shelton Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Aamir Simms is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Clemson Tigers are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Clemson Tigers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The Clemson Tigers have lost their last four road games.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets could also use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are averaging 66.9 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 64 points on 38.8 percent shooting. Jose Alvarado is averaging 12.4 points and 3.9 rebounds while James Banks III is averaging 10.4 points and 1.3 assists. Michael Devoe is dishing 2.3 assists and Brandon Alston is grabbing two rebounds. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are shooting 29.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are allowing 27.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have split their last eight home games.

The Tigers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Atlantic Coast and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Yellow Jackets are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 vs. Atlantic Coast, 28-13 ATS in their last 41 home games and 19-8 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 6-0 in Yellow Jackets last 6 overall. The under is 5-2 in Tigers last 7 overall.

The Clemson Tigers have beaten Georgia Tech in each of the last four meetings, which includes a 12-point victory a couple of weeks ago. The issue here is that Clemson is just 3-6 ATS on the road this season and is being outscored by an average of 5.6 points on the road overall. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets simply aren't playing good basketball at the moment, but they've been decent at home where they've covered eight of their 14 games and are winning by an average of 7.3 points. If Georgia Tech is going to get back on track and save its season, this feels like a more than capable spot to do it. I'll take a shot with the free bucket. 

Pick:
Georgia Tech +3

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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