Check out our free Georgia Tech vs Louisville pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Louisville. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Georgia Tech vs Louisville Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 1st Betting Odds
Yellow Jackets vs Cardinals Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Louisville Cardinals
- Where: Louisville at KFC Yum! Center
- Date: Wednesday, February 1st
- Betting Odds: Georgia Tech -1.5, GTECH -128 | LOU +105 O/U 135.5
Yellow Jackets Preview:
Through 21 games, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have an overall record of 8-13. On the road, the Yellow Jackets will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 1-6. So far, the Yellow Jackets have been favored 6 times, going 6-0 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Georgia Tech as -1.5 point favorites.
Georgia Tech will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Miles Kelly who is averaging 12.95 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 39.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.48 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%.
Coming into today’s matchup, the Louisville Cardinals are in the middle of a 10 game losing streak and have an overall record of 2-19. Currently, the Cardinals have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 2-11. So far, the Cardinals have been the underdog 16 times, going 1-15 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1.5 underdogs on the spread.
Louisville will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer El Ellis who is averaging 17.29 points per game for the Cardinals. Ellis 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 Cardinals’ offensive game plan is the play of Mike James who has hit 45.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.48 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Louisville this season, as they are currently ranked 318th in college basketball at 67.3 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 Cardinals’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.9%, placing them 420th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -1.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to pick up the win and cover the spread as -1.5 point betting favorites. Although Georgia Tech as a team is just 200th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Cardinals’ defense. At -1.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Yellow Jackets to come out on top and cover.