Kentucky Wildcats vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - 12/14/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Kentucky Wildcats
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM (Rupp Arena)
UK -1325, UK -15
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets head to Lexington, KY on Saturday for a game against the #8 ranked Kentucky Wildcats in a game between the ACC and the SEC. In their last game, the Yellow Jackets were defeated by the Syracuse Orange by the score of 97-63. Moses Wright led the Yellow Jackets in points in the game against Syracuse as he recorded 17 points while shooting 8 of 17 from the field and 1 of 5 from the free throw line. Wright also led Georgia Tech in rebounds in the game with 9, including 4 coming offensively. Khalid Moore led the Yellow Jackets in assists in the game, recording 6 while playing a total of 17 minutes.
With the loss against Syracuse, Georgia Tech is now 4-3 on the season and is currently 1-1 in conference play. Michael Devoe leads the Yellow Jackets in points per game on the season as he has averaged 21.4 points per game. James Banks III was the leading rebounder for Georgia Tech as he has averaged 8.4 rebounds per game so far this season. The assists leader for the Yellow Jackets in Jose Alvarado who has averaged 4.5 assists per game so far this year.
The #8 Kentucky Wildcats welcome the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to campus after winning their last game by the score of 83-52 against the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights. E.J. Montgomery led the Wildcats in points in the game against the Knights, scoring 25 while shooting 12 of 16 from the field and 1 of 2 from the free throw line. Nick Richards led Kentucky in rebounds on the night, recording a total of 10 with 1 coming on offense. Ashton Hagans led the Wildcats in assists in the game with 11 while playing a total of 31 minutes in the game.
With the win against Fairleigh Dickinson, Kentucky is now 7-1 on the season with a record of 6-1 at home. Kentucky’s leading scorer is Nick Richards who has averaged 14 points per game on the season. Richards also leads the Wildcats in rebounds per game with an average of 8.5 per game. Ashton Hagans is the leader in assists for Kentucky as he has averaged 7 assists per game so far this year.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have scored an average of 69.9 points per game this season while allowing 69.1 points per game. The Kentucky Wildcats have scored 77.6 points per game this season while allowing 60 points per game. In their last 5 games, Georgia Tech is 2-3 while Kentucky is 5-0. I am going to go with Kentucky in this one as they have scored 8 more points per game than Georgia Tech and have also allowed 9 less points per game. I will also be going with Kentucky to cover the spread in this one as they have gone 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games against teams from the ACC. Kentucky wins 79-60 and covers the spread.