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NC State vs. Georgia Tech - 3/6/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Georgia Tech at NC State
Date & Time Wednesday March 6, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
PNC Arena
Raleigh, NC
The Line
NC State Wolfpack -12 -- Over/Under: 144.5
TV Channel
ACC RSN's; ESPN - ACC Network; ESPN College Extra
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will travel to PNC Arena to take on the NC State Wolfpack this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets snapped their 2-game losing streak and improved to 13-17 (5-12 ACC) on the season after defeating the Boston College Eagles, 81-78 in OT, this past Sunday. Georgia Tech allowed Boston College to fight back from a 40-33 halftime deficit to force OT, however, the Yellow Jackets were able to pull away in OT for the victory after a Michael Devoe three-pointer gave Georgia Tech a 79-74 lead with just 1:19 left in OT. Georgia Tech shot 50.8% from the field and held Boston College to just 17.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Yellow Jackets was Jose Alvarado who had 21 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals.

On the season, Georgia Tech is averaging 65.2 ppg on 43.4% shooting from the field. The Yellow Jackets are averaging 5.6 three-pointers per game on 30.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Georgia Tech has been led by Jose Alvarado (12.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.8 spg), James Banks III (10.2 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 1.3 apg, 2.4 bpg), Michael Devoe (9.8 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.4 spg), and Curtis Haywood II (5.6 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.2 spg).

Defensively, Georgia Tech is holding their opponents to an average of 66.4 ppg on 40.2% shooting from the field. The Yellow Jackets have a rebound margin of -2.4 and a turnover margin of -1.4.

The NC State Wolfpack had their 2-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 20-9 (8-8 ACC) on the season after being defeated by the 18th ranked Florida State Seminoles, 78-73, this past Saturday. NC State gave Florida State all they could handle, however, the Seminoles were able to pull away late in the 2nd half after taking a 76-70 lead with 1:09 left in regulation. NC State allowed Florida State to shoot 48.1% from the field and was outrebounded by the Seminoles by a 37-30 margin. Leading the way for the Wolfpack DJ Funderburk who had 18 points and 9 rebounds

On the season, NC State is averaging 82.0 ppg on 46.8% shooting from the field. The Wolfpack are averaging 8.4 three-pointers per game on 36.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, NC State has been led by Torin Dorn (13.9 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.0 spg), C.J. Bryce (12.0 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.3 spg), Markell Johnson (11.5 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 4.2 apg, 1.0 spg), and Braxton Beverly (10.1 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 2.8 apg).

Defensively, NC State is allowing their opponents to average 71.6 ppg on 44.0% shooting from the field. The Wolfpack have a rebound margin of 4.3 and a turnover margin of 3.2.

The Yellow Jackets are 26-11-1 ATS in their last 38 Wednesday games, however, are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS win. The Wolfpack are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall, however, are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.

Georgia Tech has lost 9 of their last 11 games and although their defense has been solid, ranking 51st in scoring defense & 20th in defensive FG%, the Yellow Jackets have really struggled offensively as they come into this match-up ranked just 328th in scoring offense.

NC State has won 4 of their last 6 games and has been led by their offense that ranks 20th in scoring offense, 60th in FG%, and 69th in 3P-FG%.

Georgia Tech is coming off a nice victory over Boston College, however, it’s been a tough season for the Yellow Jackets as their offense has really struggled. NC State is an impressive 15-3 at home this season, while the Yellow Jackets are just 2-9 on the road, and as I just don’t see how Georgia Tech offense will be able to keep up with the Wolfpack in this one, I think NC State pulls away in the 2nd half and covers this double-digit spread. Good Luck!

Pick:
NC State Wolfpack -12

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