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Georgia Tech vs. Pittsburgh - 2/20/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech
Date & Time Wednesday February 20, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
McCamish Pavilion
Atlanta, Georgia
The Line
The Line: Georgia Tech -1 -- Over/Under: 127.5
TV Channel
ACC
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The Pittsburgh Panthers and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the McCamish Pavilion.

The Pittsburgh Panthers could use a win here to snap a nine-game losing streak. The Pittsburgh Panthers are averaging 72.5 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 68.7 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Xavier Johnson is averaging 16.7 points and 4.5 assists while Trey McGowens is averaging 12.1 points and 3.2 rebounds. Jared Wilson-Frame is the third double-digit scorer and Au'Diese Toney is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Pittsburgh Panthers are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Pittsburgh Panthers are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Pittsburgh Panthers have lost all eight road games this season.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets could also use a win here to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are averaging 64.9 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 64.9 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Jose Alvarado is averaging 11.6 points and 3.7 rebounds while James Banks III is averaging 10.4 points and 1.3 assists. Brandon Alston is dishing 1.2 assists and Michael Devoe is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are shooting 30.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are allowing 28.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have lost five of their last six home games.

The Panthers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games, 0-8-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Atlantic Coast and 0-8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Yellow Jackets are 25-10-1 ATS in their last 36 Wednesday games, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Panthers are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Georgia Tech and 0-7 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 9-1 in Yellow Jackets last 10 overall. The under is 43-18 in Panthers last 61 overall.

Good luck being on the right side of this one, as these teams have lost a combined 16 straight games. Pittsburgh is shooting 38.6 percent from the field in its last five games while losing by an average of 5.8 points. Georgia Tech is shooting 33.8 percent from the field in its last five games while losing by an average of 14.6 points. Pittsburgh is losing on the road by an average of 8.4 points while shooting just 38.4 percent from the field. The one positive is that Georgia Tech is winning by an average of 3.6 points at home this season and its where nine of its 11 wins overall this season have come. There's not a whole lot of positives in this contest, but in a near toss-up, I'll give edge to Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets because they're at home. 

Pick:
Georgia Tech -1

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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