Georgia Tech at North Carolina College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Dean E. Smith Center
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets head to Dean E. Smith Center to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina as 16.5 point favorites.
Georgia Tech comes into this game with an overall record of 10-8. They currently have a point differential of 2.7 as they are averaging 65.6 points per game while giving up 62.8 per contest. North Carolina has an overall record of 15-4. They are averaging 82.8 points per game and surrendering 71.5, good for a point differential of 11.3.
Valuable Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 8-6 against the spread this season
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 4-10 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 10-7 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 10-8 against the over/under this year
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
01/19/18 G Justin Moore Personal is "?" Saturday vs North Carolina
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
12/06/17 G Seventh Woods Foot is out indefinitely
Jose Alvarado averages 12.9 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Ben Lammers averages 12.1 points per contest in 36.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 9.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Luke Maye scores 17.8 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 10.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 60%. Joel Berry averages 17.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.1 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia Tech averages 65.6 points per contest this year, which is 329th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 254th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 285th in Division 1. They average 34.8 boards per contest and 12.4 assists per game, which ranks them 233rd and 281st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 226th with 12.8 per game. The Yellow Jackets allow 62.8 points per contest, which is 16th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 50th and 230th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 48th, and they allow 13.8 assists per game which puts them in 210th place in college basketball. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 128th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina is 30th in the country with 82.8 points per contest this season. They are 111th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 11.3. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 50th in Division 1. They are 2nd in the country in rebounding with 43.4 boards per contest and 22nd in assists per game with 17.6. The Tar Heels are 205th in turnovers per contest with 12.9. The Tar Heels give up 71.5 points per game, which ranks them 158th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 60th and 305th in those defensive statistics. They rank 265th with 14.7 dimes allowed per game and 43rd with 31.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Tar Heels are 77th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest this year.
The Yellow Jackets are 56th in the country in defensive rating with 95.6, and their offensive rating of 99.7 is ranked 274th. They are 341st in college basketball in pace with 65.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 313th. As a unit they are 291st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 337th in D-1. Georgia Tech is 137th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 56th in the country.
North Carolina is 286th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 137th in the nation. The Tar Heels are 41st in the country in offensive rating with 113.1, and their defensive rating of 97.6 is ranked 93rd. In terms of pace they are 55th in Division 1 with 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 125th. As a team they are 119th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 270th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Georgia Tech/North Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Georgia Tech +16.5
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