Check out our free Pittsburgh 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.

Pittsburgh vs Georgia Tech Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds

Panthers vs Yellow Jackets Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Pittsburgh Panthers at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
  • Where: Atlanta at McCamish Pavilion
  • Date: Saturday, January 14th
  • Betting Odds: Pittsburgh -4.5, PITT -205 | GTECH +166 O/U 141.5

Panthers Preview:

Through 17 games, the Pittsburgh Panthers have an overall record of 11-6. On the road, the Panthers will be playing their 6th game of the season, having gone 3-3. This season, Pittsburgh has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 6-1. For today’s contest, Pittsburgh has a betting line set -4.5 points in their favor.

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Blake Hinson comes into today’s game as the Panthers’ leading scorer at 16.24 points per contest. Not only has Hinson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Pittsburgh’s top rebounder at 6.76 boards per contest. Behind Hinson, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jamarius Burton, who is second on the team in scoring at 16.53 points per game. Overall, he has hit 54.0% of his shots and is adding 5.07 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Pittsburgh this season, as they are currently ranked 442nd in college basketball at 61.5 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 Panthers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.4%, placing them 392nd in the NCAA.

Yellow Jackets Preview:

Georgia Tech heads into this matchup having played 16 games and have an overall record sitting at 8-8. Currently, the Yellow Jackets have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 7-3. So far, the Yellow Jackets have been the underdog 9 times, going 1-8 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4.5 underdogs on the spread.

Georgia Tech will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Miles Kelly who is averaging 14.38 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 40.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.56 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: Pittsburgh Panthers -4.5

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Pittsburgh Panthers to pick up the win and cover the spread as -4.5 point betting favorites. Although Pittsburgh as a team is just 372nd in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Yellow Jackets’ defense. In addition, the Panthers have made bettors money who have taken them to cover on the road, as they are 7-2-1 (last 10). At -4.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Panthers to come out on top and cover.

 


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