Miami vs Georgia Tech Predictions, Expert College Basketball Picks 2/29/2020
Game: Miami Hurricanes vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: Hank McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia Tech -5
The Miami Hurricanes head to Hank McCamish Pavilion to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The opening line for this game has Georgia Tech as 5 point favorites.
Miami comes into this game with an overall record of 14-13. They currently have a point differential of -2.0 as they are averaging 73.1 points per game while giving up 75.1 per contest. Georgia Tech has an overall record of 14-14. They are averaging 68.8 points per game and surrendering 67.3, good for a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 14-13-0 against the spread this season
The Miami Hurricanes are 17-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 17-9-1 against the spread this season
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 11-16-0 against the over/under this year
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/05/19 F Deng Gak Knee is out for season
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
02/26/20 G Jose Alvarado Arm left last game, is questionable
Chris Lykes comes into this game averaging 15.2 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Dejan Vasiljevic averages 13.5 points per contest in 34.1 minutes per game. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Michael Devoe scores 16.0 points per contest while playing 35.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 3.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Jose Alvarado averages 14.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.2 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 73.1 points per contest, which is 117th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -2.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 172nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 203rd in the nation. They average 34.4 boards per contest and 10.2 assists per game, which ranks them 228th and 338th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 284th with 12.0 per game. The Hurricanes allow 75.1 points per contest, which is 307th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 274th and 276th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.6 rebounds a game which ranks 325th, and they allow 15.9 assists per game which puts them in 334th place in the country. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 97th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia Tech is 248th in the nation with 68.8 points per contest this season. They are 86th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 293rd in the NCAA. They are 162nd in D-1 in rebounding with 35.6 boards per contest and 116th in assists per game with 13.8. The Yellow Jackets are 16th in turnovers per contest with 16.0. The Yellow Jackets give up 67.3 points per game, which ranks them 118th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 60th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 173rd with 12.5 dimes allowed per game and 125th with 34.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Yellow Jackets are 198th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year.
The Hurricanes are 155th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.7. In terms of pace they are 156th in the country with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 189th. As a team they are 161st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 220th in Division 1. Miami is 287th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions.
Georgia Tech is 14th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.7 times per 100 possessions. The Yellow Jackets are 288th in the country in offensive rating with 96.3. In terms of pace they are 98th in Division 1 with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 174th. As a team they are 195th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 312th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Miami/Georgia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Miami +5
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