Georgia Tech vs North Carolina NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 1/4/2020
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs North Carolina Tar Heels
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Location: Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina -10
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets travel to Dean Smith Center to play the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, January 4, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina as 10 point favorites.
Georgia Tech comes into this game with an overall record of 6-7. They currently have a point differential of -1.5 as they are averaging 65.4 points per game while giving up 66.8 per contest. North Carolina has an overall mark of 8-5. They are averaging 69.9 points per contest and giving up 68.2, which is a point differential of 1.8.
Valuable Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 8-4-1 against the spread
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 3-10-0 against the over/under
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 4-9-0 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 3-9-1 against the over/under
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
12/30/19 G Andrew Platek Ankle is questionable
12/16/19 F Sterling Manley Knee is out for season
12/15/19 G Cole Anthony Knee is out indefinitely
01/02/20 G Anthony Harris Leg is questionable
Michael Devoe comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 69%. Moses Wright averages 12.8 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 54%.
Armando Bacot averages 9.4 points per game while playing 21.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 0.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 56%. Garrison Brooks averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia Tech averages 65.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 311th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 205th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 335th in the nation. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game, which ranks them 193rd and 291st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 17.3 per game. The Yellow Jackets allow 66.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 137th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 61st and 85th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 251st and they give up 12.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 206th place in Division 1. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 247th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina is 229th in the country with 69.9 points per game this year. They are 316th in Division 1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is 1.8. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 303rd in the nation. They are 1st in the NCAA in rebounding with 44.8 boards per game, and 188th in assists per contest with 13.3. The Tar Heels are 251st in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Tar Heels surrender 68.2 points per contest, which ranks them 171st in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 76th and 199th in those defensive statistics. They rank 240th with 13.5 assists allowed per contest and 168th with 35.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tar Heels are 26th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per game.
The Yellow Jackets have an offensive rating of 88.8, which is ranked 335th. They are 94th in college basketball in pace with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 274th. As a unit they are 295th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 287th in D-1. Georgia Tech is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 21 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina is 297th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Tar Heels have an offensive rating of 97.6, which is ranked 261st. They are 116th in D-1 in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 329th. As a unit they are 332nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 319th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Georgia Tech/North Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take North Carolina -10
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