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Notre Dame vs Georgia Tech Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 8th Betting Odds

Fighting Irish vs Yellow Jackets Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
  • Where: Atlanta at McCamish Pavilion
  • Date: Wednesday, February 8th
  • Betting Odds: Notre Dame -1, ND -118 | GTECH -104 O/U 138.0

Fighting Irish Preview:

Through 23 games, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have an overall record of 10-13. On the road, the Fighting Irish will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 0-7. This season, Notre Dame has been favored to win in 16 games, sitting with a mark of 9-7. For today’s contest, Notre Dame has a betting line set -1 points in their favor.

Nate Laszewski comes into today’s game as the Fighting Irish’s leading scorer at 14.09 points per contest. Not only has Laszewski been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Notre Dame’s top rebounder at 7.22 boards per contest. Behind Laszewski, the team has benefited from the strong play of J.J. Starling, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.3 points per game. Overall, he has hit 43.4% of his shots and is adding 3.04 boards per game.

Notre Dame comes into their matchup vs Georgia Tech looking to improve their offensive numbers, as they are just 162nd in college basketball at 72.5 points per game. One bright spot for them has been their ability to knock down 3-point shots, as they have connected at a rate of 38.0%. So far, 42.95% of the Fighting Irish’s shots have been from beyond the arc. When looking at the team’s pace of play, they are currently a below average unit at 65.2 possessions per game.

Yellow Jackets Preview:

Coming into today’s matchup, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are in the middle of a 9 game losing streak and have an overall record of 8-15. So far this season, Georgia Tech has played 14 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-7. For the season, Georgia Tech has been the underdog in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 1-14. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Yellow Jackets being +1 point underdogs.

Georgia Tech will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Miles Kelly who is averaging 13.26 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 38.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.35 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: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -1

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to pick up the win and cover the spread as -1 point betting favorites. Although Notre Dame as a team is just 84th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Yellow Jackets’ defense. At -1 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Fighting Irish to come out on top and cover.