Saturday, January 2, 2016
Dean Smith Center
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets travel to Dean Smith Center to play the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, January 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 14.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 143.
The Yellow Jackets come into this game with an overall record of 10-3 and a road record of 1-1. They are 6-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-7. The Tar Heels have an overall record of 12-2 and a home record of 8-0. They have an over/under record of 10-4 and they are 5-7 against the spread.
Marcus Georges-Hunt comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Yellow Jackets. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Adam Smith averages 13.1 points per game in 26.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game for Georgia Tech. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Brice Johnson averages 15.3 points per game while playing 25.6 minutes per contest this year for the Tar Heels. He grabs 9.6 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Marcus Paige averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Georgia Tech averages 77.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 83rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 78th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 111th in the country. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 15 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 78th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 10.5 per game. The Yellow Jackets allow 68.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 113th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 158th and 96th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest which puts them in 78th place in the country. They force 10.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 314th in the Division 1.
North Carolina averages 86.6 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 16.6 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 145th in the nation. They average 41.1 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per contest which ranks them 31st and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Tar Heels rank 23rd with 10.5 per game. The Tar Heels allow 70 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 135th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 135th and 300th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.9 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 84th place in the nation. The Tar Heels force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 127th in college basketball.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 6-5 against the spread
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 4-7 against the over/under
North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 5-7 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 10-4 against the over/under
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
No key injuries to report
North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
12/15/15 F Kennedy Meeks Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Georgia Tech
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