North Carolina Tar Heels vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 12/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Carolina Tar Heels vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Location: McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina (-3)
McCamish Pavilion is the venue where and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (4-3) will take on the North Carolina Tar Heels (5-3) on Wednesday. North Carolina opens this contest as 3-point favorites. The total has been set at 142.5.
North Carolina heads into this game with a record of 5-3 this year. They currently have an average of 74.4 points per contest (158th in the country) while hitting 43.5% from the field. The Tar Heels are shooting 25.6% on shots from distance (31 of 121) and 67.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, North Carolina is pulling in 45.4 rebounds per game and has tallied 104 assists on the campaign, which ranks 137th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 16.0 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 18.0 personal fouls per game. On the defensive end, the Tar Heels are forcing 14.0 turnovers per game and they draw 22.3 fouls. They currently rank 195th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 93 relinquished so far this season. The Tar Heels defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 40.9% (198 of 484) and they relinquish 32.9 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are relinquishing 34.6% on 3-point attempts while they are 141st in college hoops in points per game allowed (68.1).
The North Carolina Tar Heels stepped onto the hardwood against the NC State Wolfpack and took a loss by a final of 79-76 in their last contest. North Carolina walked away from the contest with a 44.3% FG percentage (31 of 70) and converted 2 out of their 12 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Tar Heels made 12 of 17 attempts for a rate of 70.6%. In the matter of pulling down boards, they earned 41 with 16 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 15 assists for the matchup in addition to earning 8 steals and 7 rejections. When it comes to defending, North Carolina allowed their opponent to shoot 44.3% from the floor on 31 of 70 shooting. North Carolina State doled out 10 assists and had 8 steals for the contest. Furthurmore, the Wolfpack collected 33 rebounds (11 offensive, 22 defensive) and earned 7 blocked shots. North Carolina State finished the game shooting 55.0% at the free throw line by making 11 of their 20 tries. They also made 8 out of their 17 shots from distance.
Armando Bacot is a guy who was a contributor in this matchup. He racked up 16 points on 7 of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 24 mins and totaled 6 rebounds. Bacot went 77.8% from the field and also earned 2 assists. One more player that came through in this matchup for the Tar Heels was RJ Davis. He had 3 rebounds and accounted for 3 dimes. He went 35.7% from the floor for the contest by shooting 5-of-14 (11 points). When this game wrapped up, Davis was on the hardwood for 36 min.
Georgia Tech has a record of 4-3 so far this season. Georgia Tech has 579 points this season (82.7 per game) and they average 36.9 rebounds per game. The Yellow Jackets are committing 17.9 fouls per game while shooting 74.4% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Yellow Jackets are shooting 45.5% from the floor, which is ranked 155th in D-1. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 16.4 times per game (58th in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 11.9 times per contest. The Yellow Jackets on defense are ranked 278th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 77.0. They have surrendered 14.6 dimes and 35.4 boards per contest, which has them ranked 257th and 178th in college basketball. The Georgia Tech defense gives up 38.6% on 3-point attempts (61 of 158) and their opposition makes 71.2% of their free throw attempts. They have forced 15.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.2% from the floor (252nd in Division 1).
For their last game, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets got the victory with a final of 97-69 against the Delaware State Hornets. The Yellow Jackets earned 28 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 33 for the matchup. They turned away 2 shots while earning 9 steals for the contest. The Hornets committed 22 fouls in this contest which took the Yellow Jackets to the free throw line for 28 shots. They were able to knock down 22 of the free throws for a rate of 78.6%. Concerning shots from downtown, Georgia Tech converted 9 out of 23 attempts (39.1%). When this game wrapped up, the Yellow Jackets shot 33 for 60 from the field which gave them a rate of 55.0%. The Yellow Jackets allowed the Hornets to make 23 of 53 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 43.4% in this matchup. They went 30.8% from distance by going 8 of 26 and ended up shooting 15 out of 21 from the charity stripe (71.4%). In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Georgia Tech allowed Delaware State to pull down 29 in total (5 offensive).
Jose Alvarado was important for the Yellow Jackets for the game. He converted 11 of 14 for the game for a rate of 78.6%, which got him 29 points. Alvarado pulled down 2 boards in his 28 minutes played and tallied 5 assists in the matchup. One more player who came through for Georgia Tech was Moses Wright. He finished with 16 points in his 22 minutes played via 7 out of 9 shooting for this contest. Wright ended the game having shot 77.8% from the field while contributing 3 assists and 4 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Georgia Tech (+3) and over 142.5 points
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