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Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Tech - 1/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech
Date & Time Wednesday January 9, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
McCamish Pavilion
Atlanta, Georgia
The Line
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +7.5 O/U: 137
TV Channel
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The Virginia Tech Hokies and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will meet up in college basketball activity on Wednesday.

Virginia Tech enters this one with a 13-1 record overall. The Hokies have won their last eight straight games, taking out Central CT State, VMI, SC State, Washington, NC A&T, MD Eastern, Notre Dame and Boston College.

In the win over the Eagles, Virginia Tech’s Nickell Alexander-Walker led the way on 25 points with three rebounds. Kerry Blackshear had 20 points with seven rebounds for the Hokies and Justin Robinson chipped in 12 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

Over on the Georgia Tech side, they’re 9-5 this season. Since falling to Georgia on December 22, the Yellow Jackets have taken out Kennesaw State, USC Upstate and Wake Forest in succession.

In the win over the Deacons, Georgia Tech’s James Banks put up 20 points with four rebounds and two assists, and Michael Devoe logged 16 points, four assists and four rebounds. Jose Alvarado also had a nice night for the Jackets with 13 points, four rebounds and seven assists.

The Hokies are 7-1 ATS in their last eight following an ATS loss and 5-1 ATS in the last six road games. Virginia Tech is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five Wednesday games.

Meanwhile, the Jackets are 5-1 ATS in their last six versus the ACC and 23-8-1 ATS in the last 32 Wednesday games. Georgia Tech is 14-5 ATS in their last 19 overall and 26-11 ATS in their last 37 home games.

Since falling to Penn State 63-62 way back on November 27, Virginia Tech has gotten right back to business, blowing through their schedule without a whole lot of difficulty. Before the Hokies can start thinking about a huge matchup versus Virginia looming on the 15th, they’ve got to deal with the Yellow Jackets.

This could conceivably be a trap game for the Hokies, but I think they’ll still win convincingly. That said, I think Georgia Tech can get in there and cover.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +7.5

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