Georgia Tech vs Boston College Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/11/2020
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Location: Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Boston College -4.5
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets head to Silvio O. Conte Forum to take on the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The opening line for this game has Boston College as 4.5 point favorites.
Georgia Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-8. They currently have a point differential of -1.0 as they are averaging 67.3 points per contest while giving up 68.3 per game. Boston College has an overall record of 9-6. They are averaging 65.9 points per game and surrendering 66.1, good for a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 10-4-1 against the spread this season
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 4-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 7-8-0 against the spread this season
The Boston College Eagles are 6-9-0 against the over/under this year
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
12/07/19 F Nik Popovic Back is out indefinitely
11/05/19 G Wynston Tabbs Undisclosed is out for season
01/08/20 G Derryck Thornton Ankle is questionable
Michael Devoe comes into this game averaging 16.6 points per contest while playing 35.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is 70%. Moses Wright averages 13.3 points per contest in 30.3 minutes per game. He averages 0.9 assists per game and 7.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 56%.
Derryck Thornton scores 13.3 points per contest while playing 30.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 3.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Jay Heath averages 12.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.3 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 47%.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia Tech averages 67.3 points per contest, which is 279th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 176th. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 328th in the nation. They average 35.7 boards per contest and 12.3 assists per game, which ranks them 188th and 251st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 17.0 per game. The Yellow Jackets allow 68.3 points per contest, which is 169th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 90th and 143rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 226th, and they allow 13.1 assists per game which puts them in 224th place in the country. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 253rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College is 308th in the nation with 65.9 points per contest this season. They are 303rd in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -0.3. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 286th in the NCAA. They are 250th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.3 boards per contest and 217th in assists per game with 12.8. The Eagles are 89th in turnovers per contest with 14.7. The Eagles give up 66.1 points per game, which ranks them 108th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 123rd and 160th in those defensive statistics. They rank 191st with 12.6 dimes allowed per game and 317th with 38.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Eagles are 318th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per contest this year.
The Yellow Jackets have an offensive rating of 91.7, which is ranked 320th. They are 77th in college basketball in pace with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 252nd. As a unit they are 275th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 307th in D-1. Georgia Tech is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.5 times per 100 possessions.
Boston College is 79th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 92.2, which is ranked 317th. They are 113th in D-1 in pace with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 301st. As a unit they are 308th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 148th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Georgia Tech/Boston College college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Georgia Tech +4.5
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