Florida A&M Rattlers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 12/18/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida A&M Rattlers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
Location: McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Florida A&M (+19.5)
McCamish Pavilion is the venue where and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-3) will play the Florida A&M Rattlers (1-4) on Friday. The spread on this contest has Georgia Tech as 19.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 138.5.
Florida A&M heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 1-4 so far this season. They currently have an average of 65.4 points per contest (274th in the country) while shooting 45.1% from the floor. The Rattlers are connecting on 31.2% on three-point shots (24 of 77) and 64.3% from the free throw line. As a team, Florida A&M is pulling down 31.8 rebounds per game and is sitting with 54 dimes for the year, which ranks 231st in the country in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 17.4 times per contest and as a team they are committing 15.8 fouls per contest. Defensively, the Rattlers are able to force 15.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 15.2 fouls. They are currently ranked 239th in D-1 in allowing assists with 80 conceded this year. The Rattlers defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 50.2% (150 of 299) and they concede 33.8 boards per contest as a unit. They concede 27.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 279th in college basketball in points per game allowed (78.4).
The Florida A&M Rattlers played the Austin Peay Governors and went home with a win by a final score of 76-70 in their last contest. Florida A&M walked away from the game having earned a 55.6% field goal percentage (30 out of 54) and made 7 of their 14 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Rattlers made 9 of their 14 tries for a rate of 64.3%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they earned 29 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 11 assists in the matchup while having 10 steals and 4 blocks. With regard to the defense, Florida A&M let their opponent shoot 55.6% from the field on 30 of 54. Austin Peay recorded 8 assists and 8 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Governors collected 26 boards (12 offensive, 14 defensive) and earned 4 blocked shots. Austin Peay finished 81.8% at the charity stripe by burying 18 of 22 tries. They knocked down 6 of 25 tries from 3-point range.
MJ Randolph is a guy who was a contributor for the contest. He accumulated 27 points on 11 of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 40 minutes and pulled down 2 rebounds. Randolph went 73.3% from the floor and also recorded 6 assists. Another guy that saw the court a lot in this game for the Rattlers was Johnny Brown. He snagged 4 rebounds and accounted for 2 assists. He finished the game at 40.0% from the field for the game by hitting 4-of-10 (11 points). Overall, Brown played for 29 min.
Georgia Tech has a win-loss mark of 2-3 this year. Georgia Tech has 408 pts on the campaign (81.6 per contest) and they pull in 37.0 rebounds per contest. The Yellow Jackets commit 18.8 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 74.1% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Yellow Jackets are shooting 43.5% from the field, which ranks them 228th in the nation. They are earning an assist 14.4 times per contest (129th in college hoops) and they cough up possession 12.8 times per contest. The Yellow Jackets are ranked 301st in D-1 in points given up per game with 81.2. They are forcing 16.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.7% from the floor (266th in D-1). The Georgia Tech defense allows 40.4% on three-point shots (46 of 114) and opponents are knocking down 71.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 16.2 assists and 38.0 boards on a nightly basis, which is 290th and 246th in the country.
In their last game, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets took a defeat with a final score of 74-61 against the Florida State Seminoles. The Yellow Jackets were able to corral 16 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards for a total of 20 in this contest. They also blocked 2 tries while recording 7 steals for the contest. The Seminoles committed 15 fouls in this contest which got the Yellow Jackets to the charity stripe for a total of 15 attempts. They were able to convert 12 of the free throw tries for a clip of 80.0%. When it comes to 3-point attempts, Georgia Tech buried 5 of 20 tries (25.0%). In all, the Yellow Jackets ended up going 22 for 51 from the field which had them shooting 43.1%. The Yellow Jackets allowed the Seminoles to bury 27 of 51 tries from the field which had them sitting at 52.9% in the game. They wrapped up this game 47.1% from downtown by connecting on 8 out of 17 and finished the contest at 12 out of 16 from the free throw line (75.0%). In reference to rebounds, Georgia Tech allowed Florida State to collect 29 overall (7 on the offensive side).
Moses Wright pitched in for the Yellow Jackets in this matchup. He buried 3 out of 6 in the matchup giving him a rate of 50.0%, which got him 12 points. Wright pulled down 2 rebounds in his 33 mins and had 2 dimes for the matchup. Someone else that was pivotal for Georgia Tech was Michael Devoe. He ended up finishing with 21 points in 35 minutes on the hardwood by going 7 out of 15 from the floor for this game. Devoe ended up shooting 46.7% from the floor while also totaling 2 assists and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Florida A&M (+19.5)
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