Miami at Georgia Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/3/2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
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The Miami Hurricanes head to McCamish Pavilion to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 7.5 point favorites.
Miami comes into this game with an overall record of 12-1. They currently have a point differential of 16.3 as they are averaging 74.8 points per game while giving up 58.5 per contest. Georgia Tech has an overall record of 6-7. They are averaging 66.5 points per game and surrendering 65.1, good for a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 5-3 against the spread this season
The Miami Hurricanes are 2-6 against the over/under this year
Important Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 4-5 against the spread this season
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 4-5 against the over/under this year
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
01/02/18 G Curtis Haywood II Shin is "?" Wednesday vs Miami Florida
01/02/18 G Justin Moore Personal is "?" Wednesday vs Miami Florida
01/02/18 F Sylvester Ogbonda Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Miami Florida
Dewan Huell averages 13.5 points per contest while playing 24.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Bruce Brown averages 11.1 points per contest in 33.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.4 assists per game and 7.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 55%.
Josh Okogie scores 18 points per contest while playing 35.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 0.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Tadric Jackson averages 15.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.4 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 74.8 points per contest this year, which is 181st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 32nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 113th in Division 1. They average 36.7 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 163rd and 202nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 296th with 11.8 per game. The Hurricanes allow 58.5 points per contest, which is 3rd in the country. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 98th, and they allow 10.4 assists per game which puts them in 25th place in college basketball. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 208th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia Tech is 320th in the country with 66.5 points per contest this season. They are 257th in the nation in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 297th in Division 1. They are 242nd in the country in rebounding with 34.5 boards per contest and 255th in assists per game with 12.8. The Yellow Jackets are 229th in turnovers per contest with 12.8. The Yellow Jackets give up 65.1 points per game, which ranks them 36th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 69th and 310th in those defensive statistics. They rank 240th with 14.2 dimes allowed per game and 93rd with 33.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Yellow Jackets are 143rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest this year.
The Hurricanes are 97th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.2, and their defensive rating of 85.4 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 280th in the country with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 55th. As a team they are 100th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 251st in Division 1. Miami is 260th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 42%, which is 3rd in the nation.
Georgia Tech is 152nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 90th in the nation. The Yellow Jackets are 265th in the country in offensive rating with 99.7, and their defensive rating of 97.5 is ranked 118th. In terms of pace they are 329th in Division 1 with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 300th. As a team they are 277th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 330th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Miami/Georgia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Miami -7.5
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