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Georgia Tech vs Marquette Pick & Preview: Wednesday, November 23rd Betting Odds
Yellow Jackets vs Golden Eagles Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Marquette Golden Eagles
- Where: Fort Myers at Suncoast Credit Union Arena
- Date: Wednesday, November 23rd
- Betting Odds: Georgia Tech +5.5, GTECH +193 | MARQ -243 O/U 142.0
Yellow Jackets Preview:
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets head into today’s game in what will be their 5th game of the season, posting a record of 3-1. On the road, the Yellow Jackets will be playing their 1st game of the season, having gone 1-0. So far, the Yellow Jackets have been the underdog 1 time, going 0-1 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5.5 underdogs on the spread.
Georgia Tech will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Dallan Coleman who is averaging 12.0 points per game for the Yellow Jackets. Coleman 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 gameplan is the play of Miles Kelly who has hit 38.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.75 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%.
Golden Eagles Preview:
Marquette heads into this matchup having played 5 games and have an overall record sitting at 3-2. Currently, the Golden Eagles have been the home team 3 times, sitting with a record of 3-0. The Golden Eagles’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5.5 points in their favor. For the season, Marquette has been favored to win in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 3-0.
Marquette’s leading scorer this season is Olivier-Maxence Prosper who is averaging 13.2 points per contest. So far, Prosper has accounted for 16.67% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.2 rebounds per game and 0.8 assists. David Joplin is the second leading scorer for the Golden Eagles, averaging 12.4 points per game. Between him and Joplin, they are accounting for 32.3% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Marquette is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.4 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 5 games, they have only hit 34.7% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 41.75% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +5.5
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Marquette Golden Eagles are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -5.5. However, we anticipate Georgia Tech putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Golden Eagles as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Yellow Jackets to cover.
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