Check out our free Northeastern vs Georgia Tech pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Atlanta. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Northeastern vs Georgia Tech Pick & Preview: Friday, December 2nd Betting Odds
Huskies vs Yellow Jackets Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Northeastern Huskies at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
- Where: Atlanta at McCamish Pavilion
- Date: Friday, December 2nd
- Betting Odds: Northeastern +11.5, NEAST +516 | GTECH -796 O/U 130.0
Northeastern heads into this matchup having played 6 games and have an overall record sitting at 1-5. So far, the Huskies have played 4 games on the road, with a record of 0-4. For the season, Northeastern has been the underdog in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 0-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Huskies being +11.5 point underdogs.
Northeastern’s leading scorer this season is Jahmyl Telfort who is averaging 15.83 points per contest. So far, Telfort has accounted for 25.82% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.67 rebounds per game and 2.17 assists. Coleman Stucke is the second leading scorer for the Huskies, averaging 9.33 points per game. Between him and Stucke, they are accounting for 41.0% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Northeastern this season, as they are currently ranked 398th in college basketball at 64.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Huskies’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.0%, placing them 366th in the NCAA.
Yellow Jackets Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs Northeastern, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be taking the floor for the 8th time this season and have an overall record of 4-3. Currently, the Yellow Jackets have been the home team 4 times, sitting with a record of 3-1. The Yellow Jackets’ are sitting with a betting line that is -11.5 points in their favor. For the season, Georgia Tech has been favored to win in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 3-0.
Georgia Tech’s leading scorer this season is Miles Kelly who is averaging 12.57 points per contest. So far, Kelly has accounted for 18.0% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.29 rebounds per game and 1.0 assists. Dallan Coleman is the second leading scorer for the Yellow Jackets, averaging 11.43 points per game. Between him and Coleman, they are accounting for 34.4% of the team’s scoring.
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: Northeastern Huskies +11.5
When looking at the betting lines for this showdown between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Northeastern Huskies, our analysis likes the value of taking Northeastern to put up a fight as the 11.5 point underdogs. Pace of play should be a big factor in this matchup, as both sides prefer to grind the clock and make their opponents defend. With this game likely featuring a limited number of possessions, there will be less opportunity for Georgia Tech to pull away and cover the spread as -11.5 point favorites. Despite Northeastern sitting at just 2-3 ATS in their last 5 games as the underdog, for today’s game, we will be locking in the Huskies at +11.5.
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