Pittsburgh vs Georgia Tech Predictions, College Basketball Picks Tonight 3/4/2020
Game: Pittsburgh Panthers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Location: Hank McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA
TV: ACCNE, FSN
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia Tech -5
The Pittsburgh Panthers travel to Hank McCamish Pavilion to play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Georgia Tech as 5 point favorites.
Pittsburgh comes into this game with an overall record of 15-15. They currently have a point differential of 0.2 as they are averaging 65.2 points per game while giving up 65.0 per contest. Georgia Tech has an overall mark of 15-14. They are averaging 68.6 points per contest and giving up 66.9, which is a point differential of 1.7.
Valuable Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 13-16-1 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 15-14-1 against the over/under
Important Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 18-9-1 against the spread
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 11-17-0 against the over/under
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/05/19 F Kene Chukwuka Hip is out indefinitely
02/07/20 G Onyebuchi Ezeakudo Ankle is out indefinitely
01/09/20 G Ithiel Horton Undisclosed is out for season
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Justin Champagnie comes into this contest averaging 12.3 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Xavier Johnson averages 11.7 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.0 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Michael Devoe averages 16.0 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Moses Wright averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
Useful Team Statistics
Pittsburgh averages 65.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 318th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 327th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 333rd in the nation. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game, which ranks them 229th and 231st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 270th with 12.1 per game. The Panthers allow 65.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 58th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 158th and 228th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 251st and they give up 13.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 266th place in Division 1. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 307th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia Tech is 253rd in the country with 68.6 points per game this year. They are 101st in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.7. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 304th in the nation. They are 134th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.0 boards per game, and 127th in assists per contest with 13.7. The Yellow Jackets are 15th in turnovers per game with 16.0. The Yellow Jackets surrender 66.9 points per contest, which ranks them 110th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 48th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 152nd with 12.2 assists allowed per contest and 125th with 33.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Yellow Jackets are 207th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game.
The Panthers have an offensive rating of 98.7, which is ranked 243rd. They are 323rd in college basketball in pace with 65.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 340th. As a unit they are 328th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 290th in D-1. Pittsburgh is 246th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions.
Georgia Tech is 13th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.7 times per 100 possessions. The Yellow Jackets are 294th in the country in offensive rating with 96. In terms of pace they are 94th in Division 1 with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 186th. As a team they are 211th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 319th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Pittsburgh/Georgia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Georgia Tech -5
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