Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Pittsburgh Panthers Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/8/2020
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: ACCNE, FSN
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh -3.5
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets head to Petersen Events Center to take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 3.5 point favorites.
Georgia Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-12. They currently have a point differential of 1.6 as they are averaging 68.3 points per contest while giving up 66.7 per game. Pittsburgh has an overall mark of 14-9. They are averaging 66.5 points per contest and giving up 63.4, which is a point differential of 3.1.
Valuable Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 14-7-1 against the spread this season
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 8-14-0 against the over/under this year
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 11-12-0 against the spread this season
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 10-12-1 against the over/under this year
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
02/04/20 F Evan Cole Ankle is questionable
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/05/19 F Kene Chukwuka Hip is out indefinitely
02/06/20 G Onyebuchi Ezeakudo Ankle left last game, is questionable
02/05/20 G Ryan Murphy Concussion is questionable
01/09/20 G Ithiel Horton Undisclosed is out for season
Moses Wright averages 13.0 points per contest in 29.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.9 assists per game and 7.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 55%. Michael Devoe comes into this game averaging 16.0 points per contest while playing 35.2 minutes per night. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Xavier Johnson averages 12.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes 5.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Trey McGowens scores 12.8 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Yellow Jackets allow 66.7 points per contest which is 107th in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 56th and 52nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 149th, and they allow 12.7 assists per game which puts them in 190th place in D-1. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 194th in Division 1. Georgia Tech averages 68.3 points per contest, which is 261st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 103rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 327th in the nation. They average 36.0 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 149th and 151st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 28th with 15.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers give up 63.4 points per game, which ranks them 39th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 105th and 147th in those defensive statistics. They rank 216th with 13.0 dimes allowed per game and 235th with 36.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Panthers are 291st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest. Pittsburgh is 295th in the country with 66.5 points per contest this season. They are 287th in D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 3.1. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 308th in the country. They are 205th in the nation in rebounding with 35.2 boards per contest and 229th in assists per game with 12.6. The Panthers are 287th in turnovers per contest with 12.0.
The Yellow Jackets have an offensive rating of 95.4, which is ranked 302nd. They are 114th in college basketball in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 202nd. As a unit they are 246th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 314th in D-1. Georgia Tech is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.2 times per 100 possessions.
Pittsburgh is 258th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions. The Panthers are 190th in the country in offensive rating with 100.9. In terms of pace they are 330th in Division 1 with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 315th. As a team they are 297th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 293rd in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Georgia Tech +3.5 and over 128 total points
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