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Georgia Tech vs Florida State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 7th Betting Odds

Yellow Jackets vs Seminoles Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Florida State Seminoles
  • Where: Tallahassee at Donald L. Tucker Center
  • Date: Saturday, January 7th
  • Betting Odds: Georgia Tech +3, GTECH +130 | FLST -157 O/U 144.5

Yellow Jackets Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Florida State, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be taking the floor for the 15th time this season and have an overall record of 8-6. So far, the Yellow Jackets have played 4 games on the road, with a record of 1-3. For the season, Georgia Tech has been the underdog in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 1-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Yellow Jackets being +3 point underdogs.

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Georgia Tech will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Miles Kelly who is averaging 14.5 points per game for the Yellow Jackets. Kelly is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Yellow Jackets’ offensive game plan is the play of Dallan Coleman who has hit 40.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.71 points per game.

Coming into today’s game, Georgia Tech will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Yellow Jackets are ranked 282nd at 68.6 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 432nd ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Georgia Tech is close to the NCAA average at 35.6%.

Seminoles Preview:

The Florida State Seminoles head into today’s game in what will be their 16th game of the season, posting a record of 4-11. So far this season, Florida State has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-5. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Seminoles as the -3 point favorites. The Seminoles have been favored 7 times, going 3-4 straight up.

Matthew Cleveland comes into today’s game as the Seminoles’ leading scorer at 14.0 points per contest. Not only has Cleveland been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Florida State’s top rebounder at 6.93 boards per contest. Behind Cleveland, the team has benefited from the strong play of Darin Green Jr, who is second on the team in scoring at 13.87 points per game. Overall, he has hit 43.2% of his shots and is adding 3.07 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Florida State this season, as they are currently ranked 198th in college basketball at 71.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Seminoles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.1%, placing them 318th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Florida State Seminoles -3

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Florida State Seminoles to pick up the win and cover the spread as -3 point betting favorites. Although Florida State as a team is just 266th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Yellow Jackets’ defense. At -3 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Seminoles to come out on top and cover.

 


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