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Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina - 1/29/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
North Carolina at Georgia Tech
Date & Time Tuesday January 29, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
McCamish Pavilion
Atlanta, Georgia
The Line
The Line: Georgia Tech +8.5 -- Over/Under: 148
TV Channel
ACC
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The North Carolina Tar Heels and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the McCamish Pavilion.

The North Carolina Tar Heels look for another win after winning seven of their last eight games. The North Carolina Tar Heels are averaging 88.1 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 73.8 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Cameron Johnson is averaging 15.5 points and 5.6 rebounds while Coby White is averaging 14.9 points and four assists. Luke Maye is the third double-digit scorer and Nassir Little is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The North Carolina Tar Heels are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The North Carolina Tar Heels are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.6 rebounds per game. The North Carolina Tar Heels have won their last three road games.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets could use a win after losing four of their last six games. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are averaging 68.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 63.6 points on 38.5 percent shooting. Jose Alvarado is averaging 13.5 points and 3.9 rebounds while James Banks III is averaging 10.8 points and 1.3 assists. Brandon Alston is dishing 1.3 assists and Michael Devoe is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are allowing 26.5 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 Tar Heels are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Atlantic Coast and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Yellow Jackets are 28-12 ATS in their last 40 home games, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. Atlantic Coast and 18-7 ATS in their last 25 games overall. The Tar Heels are 3-10 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Georgia Tech and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Yellow Jackets last 4 overall. The under is 7-2 in Tar Heels last 9 overall.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are a team worthy of taking points with, as they're one of the top defensive teams in the country and while inconsistent, they have some nice results against respectable teams in the ACC. The North Carolina Tar Heels are 10-5 ATS this season and are winning by an average of 14.2 points on the road. I just question if Georgia Tech has the offensive firepower to hang around in this game, as the Yellow Jackets have been held to 63 or less points in five of their last six games. We're starting to see UNC take its game to another level and that offense is on fire at the moment. I'll lay the chalk with the Tar Heels on the road.

Pick:
North Carolina -8.5

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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