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Miami (FL) vs Georgia Tech Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 4th Betting Odds

Hurricanes vs Yellow Jackets Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Miami (FL) Hurricanes at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
  • Where: Atlanta at McCamish Pavilion
  • Date: Wednesday, January 4th
  • Betting Odds: Miami (FL) -6, MIA -265 | GTECH +210 O/U 146.0

Hurricanes Preview:

The Miami (FL) Hurricanes head into today’s game in what will be their 15th game of the season, posting a record of 13-1. On the road, the Hurricanes will be playing their 3rd game of the season, having gone 3-0. So far, the Hurricanes have been favored 12 times, going 12-0 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Miami (FL) as -6 point favorites.

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Miami (FL)’s leading scorer this season is Isaiah Wong who is averaging 17.07 points per contest. So far, Wong has accounted for 21.93% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.57 rebounds per game and 4.36 assists. Jordan Miller is the second leading scorer for the Hurricanes, averaging 14.57 points per game. Between him and Miller, they are accounting for 40.6% of the team’s scoring.

On offense, Miami (FL) is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.8 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 14 games, they have only hit 35.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 36.2% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Yellow Jackets Preview:

Through 13 games, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have an overall record of 7-6. So far this season, Georgia Tech has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-3. For the season, Georgia Tech has been the underdog in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 0-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Yellow Jackets being +6 point underdogs.

Georgia Tech will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Miles Kelly who is averaging 14.08 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 gameplan is the play of Jalon Moore who has hit 47.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.46 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%.

Free Spread Prediction: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +6

In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Miami (FL) Hurricanes are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -6. However, we anticipate Georgia Tech putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Hurricanes 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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