Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Prediction, 12/9/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia Tech (+1)
Pinnacle Bank Arena is the site where and the Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-1) will play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1-2) on Wednesday. Georgia Tech opens this game as 1-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 148.
Georgia Tech steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 1-2 on the year. They currently have an average of 90.7 pts per contest (25th in the country) while going 43.4% from the field. The Yellow Jackets are hitting 29.5% on three-point shots (23 of 78) and 72.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Georgia Tech is pulling in 42.7 rebounds per contest and has racked up 48 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 151st in college hoops in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.3 times per game and as a group they commit 19.0 personal fouls every game. On the defensive end of the court, the Yellow Jackets are forcing 17.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.0 fouls. They are giving up 40.5% from 3-point land and they are ranked 293rd in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (89.3). The Yellow Jackets defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 46.3% (95 of 205) and they concede 43.7 boards per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 223rd in the country in giving up assists with 54 relinquished this year.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets took the court against the Kentucky Wildcats and took home the win by a score of 79-62 in their last contest. Georgia Tech ended the contest having earned a 51.7% FG percentage (31 out of 60) and converted 8 of their 21 three-point attempts. When shot from the charity stripe, the Yellow Jackets converted 9 of their 11 tries for a percentage of 81.8%. In the matter of getting rebounds, they earned 19 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 20 assists in this game in addition to earning 15 steals and 5 blocked shots. With regard to defending, Georgia Tech let their opponent shoot 51.7% from the field on 31 out of 60. Kentucky distributed 16 assists and 4 steals in this matchup. Furthurmore, the Wildcats snagged 28 rebounds (6 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 5 blocked shots. Kentucky walked away from this one shooting 90.9% when shooting free throws by converting 10 of 11 shots. They also converted 8 of their 19 shots from beyond the arc.
Jose Alvarado is one guy who was a factor in the matchup. He ended up walking away with 10 points on 4 out of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 39 mins and snagged 3 rebounds. Alvarado finished the contest at 44.4% from the field and also distributed 2 assists. An additional guy that was a factor in this contest for the Yellow Jackets was Bubba Parham. He pulled down 2 rebounds and had 4 assists. He went 70.0% from the field in this matchup by shooting 7-of-10 (17 points). Overall, Parham was on the court for 36 min.
Nebraska has a win-loss mark of 3-1 so far this season. Nebraska has tallied 323 points on the season (80.8 per game) and they grab 41.0 rebounds per contest. The Cornhuskers commit 18.8 personal fouls every game while shooting 67.9% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Cornhuskers are connecting on 41.6% from the floor, which ranks 269th in college basketball. They are assisting teammates 14.3 times per contest (131st in D-1) and they turn it over 11.0 times per game. The Cornhuskers on the defensive end are ranked 68th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 62.5. The Nebraska defense gives up 28.0% on 3-pointers (26 of 93) and their opposition makes 65.8% of their free throw shots. They have given up 11.0 dimes and 43.3 boards per game, which ranks 83rd and 277th in the nation. They are forcing 19.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 36.8% from the floor (43rd in the country).
When they last played, the Nebraska Cornhuskers took home the win by a final score of 76-69 against the South Dakota Coyotes. The Cornhuskers earned 34 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 44 in this game. They also turned away 3 tries while recording 9 steals in the matchup. The Coyotes were called for 21 fouls for the contest which got the Cornhuskers to the charity stripe for a total of 30 attempts. They were able to bury 21 of the free throws for a clip of 70.0%. In terms of 3-point shots, Nebraska converted 7 of their 24 attempts (29.2%). Overall, the Cornhuskers shot 24 out of 60 from the field which had them at 40.0%. The Cornhuskers permitted the Coyotes to bury 23 of their 65 tries from the floor which left them shooting 35.4% for the contest. They went 26.9% from three-point range by going 7 of 26 and finished the game at 16 of 21 from the free throw line (76.2%). In reference to cleaning the glass, Nebraska allowed South Dakota to grab 34 in all (9 on the offensive glass).
Dalano Banton ended up being a major contributor for the Cornhuskers in this matchup. He converted 3 of 7 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 42.9%, which had him sitting at 10 points. Banton collected 5 boards in his 27 mins and had 4 dimes for the game. An additional guy that was pivotal for Nebraska was Trey McGowens. He totaled 13 points in his 30 minutes on the hardwood by way of 3 of 9 shooting for the game. McGowens walked away from this one going 33.3% from the floor as well as totaling 2 assists and 6 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Nebraska (-1) and under 148 points
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