North Carolina at Georgia Tech Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/29/2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Hank McCamish Pavilion
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The North Carolina Tar Heels head to Hank McCamish Pavilion to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 8.5 point favorites.
North Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 15-4. They currently have a point differential of 14.3 as they are averaging 88.1 points per game while giving up 73.8 per contest. Georgia Tech has an overall record of 11-9. They are averaging 68.4 points per game and surrendering 63.6, good for a point differential of 4.8.
Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 11-6-2 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 10-9-0 against the over/under this year
Important Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 14-6-0 against the spread this season
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 7-13-0 against the over/under this year
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
01/28/19 F Sterling Manley Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Georgia Tech
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Cameron Johnson comes into this game averaging 15.5 points per contest while playing 27.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Coby White averages 14.9 points per contest in 25.1 minutes per game. He averages 4.0 assists per game and 3.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Jose Alvarado scores 13.5 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. James Banks III averages 10.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.5 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina averages 88.1 points per contest, which is 3rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 14.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 57th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 55th in the nation. They average 43.9 boards per contest and 19.7 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 94th with 14.3 per game. The Tar Heels allow 73.8 points per contest, which is 242nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 82nd and 136th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 119th, and they allow 14.2 assists per game which puts them in 258th place in the country. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 284th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia Tech is 291st in the nation with 68.4 points per contest this season. They are 116th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.8. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 316th in the NCAA. They are 252nd in D-1 in rebounding with 34.3 boards per contest and 133rd in assists per game with 14.2. The Yellow Jackets are 46th in turnovers per contest with 15.3. The Yellow Jackets give up 63.6 points per game, which ranks them 23rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 161st with 12.9 dimes allowed per game and 166th with 34.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Yellow Jackets are 236th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Tar Heels have an offensive rating of 113.3, which is ranked 24th. They are 6th in college basketball in pace with 77.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 77th. As a unit they are 65th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 283rd in D-1. North Carolina is 238th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Georgia Tech is 27th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.5 times per 100 possessions. The Yellow Jackets are 294th in the country in offensive rating with 97.6. In terms of pace they are 172nd in Division 1 with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 200th. As a team they are 185th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 314th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina/Georgia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take North Carolina -8.5
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