Georgia Tech at Pittsburgh College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/13/2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Petersen Events Center
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets travel to Petersen Events Center to play the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Georgia Tech as 4.5 point favorites.
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Georgia Tech comes into this game with an overall record of 9-7. They currently have a point differential of 3.1 as they are averaging 66.4 points per game while giving up 63.3 per contest. Pittsburgh has an overall record of 8-9. They are averaging 66.6 points per game and surrendering 70.9, good for a point differential of -4.4.
Valuable Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 7-5 against the spread this season
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 4-8 against the over/under this year
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 6-6 against the spread this season
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 2-10 against the over/under this year
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
01/12/18 G Justin Moore Personal is "?" Saturday vs Pittsburgh
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
01/12/18 F Ryan Luther Foot is out for season
Ben Lammers averages 12.2 points per game in 36 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Jose Alvarado averages 13.1 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Marcus Carr averages 10.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Jared Wilson-Frame averages 13.1 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Yellow Jackets allow 63.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 47th and 238th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 80th, and they give up 14.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 251st place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 140th in college basketball. Georgia Tech averages 66.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 321st in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 262nd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 283rd in D-1. They average 35.0 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game, which ranks them 229th and 279th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 257th with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers surrender 70.9 points per contest, which ranks them 146th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 142nd and 95th in those defensive statistics. They rank 228th with 14.0 assists allowed per contest, and 228th with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Panthers are 23rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.1 per game this season. Pittsburgh is 320th in Division 1 with 66.6 points per game this year. They are 249th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -4.4. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 268th in the nation. They are 263rd in college basketball in rebounding with 34.2 boards per game and 201st in assists per contest with 13.5. The Panthers are 66th in turnovers per game with 14.9.
The Yellow Jackets are 61st in the country in defensive rating with 95.4, and their offensive rating of 100.1 is ranked 268th. They are 333rd in college basketball in pace with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 311th. As a unit they are 286th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 335th in D-1. Georgia Tech is 179th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 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.
Pittsburgh is 19th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 123rd in Division 1. The Panthers are 255th in the nation in defensive rating with 104.3, and their offensive rating of 97.9 is ranked 299th. They are 319th in D-1 in pace with 67 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 202nd. As a unit they are 196th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Georgia Tech/Pittsburgh college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh +4.5
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