Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Duke Blue Devils Prediction, 1/26/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Duke Blue Devils
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia Tech (+4.5)
The Duke Blue Devils (5-5) host the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (7-4) at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Tuesday. Duke opens this matchup as 4.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 142.5.
Georgia Tech steps onto the court with a record of 7-4 for the campaign. They turn it over 11.5 times per game and as a group are committing 16.3 fouls per game. As a unit, Georgia Tech is grabbing 32.5 boards per contest and is sitting with 182 assists for the season, which is 152nd in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Yellow Jackets are connecting on 38.3% from downtown (98 of 256) and 71.6% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 78.7 pts per game (62nd in college basketball) while shooting 47.4% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Yellow Jackets are forcing 15.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.5 fouls. They rank 155th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 159 relinquished so far this year. The Yellow Jackets defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.6% (289 of 634) and they concede 34.2 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They surrender 38.0% on 3-pointers while they are 222nd in the country in points per game allowed (71.7).
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets took the court against the Virginia Cavaliers and ended up losing by a score of 64-62 in their last game. Georgia Tech wrapped up the contest having earned a 45.3% field goal percentage (24 of 53) and made 9 out of their 15 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Yellow Jackets made 5 of their 6 shots for a percentage of 83.3%. In regard to rebounding, they earned 21 with 1 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 12 assists in the matchup while getting 8 steals and 8 blocks. Concerning the defense, Georgia Tech allowed the other team to shoot 45.3% from the field on 24 out of 53 shooting. Virginia doled out 14 dimes and had 2 steals for the matchup. In addition, the Cavaliers collected 27 rebounds (4 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 8 rejections. Virginia walked away from this one shooting 85.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 6 of 7 attempts. They buried 8 out of their 18 tries from 3-point land.
Jose Alvarado is a player who was a factor for the contest. He accounted for 20 points on 7 out of 12 shooting. He played 39 mins played and also collected 2 rebounds. Alvarado shot 58.3% from the field and also totaled 8 assists. An additional guy that came through in this contest for the Yellow Jackets was Jordan Usher. He had 6 boards and collected 2 assists. He shot 63.6% from the floor for this contest by going 7-of-11 (19 points). When all was said and done, Usher played 38 minutes.
Duke has a win-loss record of 5-5 this season. Duke has totaled 736 pts on the season (73.6 per contest) and they pull in 36.7 boards per game. The Blue Devils are committing 19.0 personal fouls per contest while shooting 67.3% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Blue Devils are connecting on 44.8% from the field, which ranks them 167th in college hoops. They are dishing out assists 14.0 times per contest (139th in the country) and they are turning it over 13.7 times per contest. The Blue Devils defensively are ranked 227th in the country in points given up per game with 72.1. They surrender 12.6 dimes and 33.4 boards per contest, which ranks them 152nd and 103rd in those defensive categories. The Duke defense surrenders 37.4% on 3-point attempts (68 of 182) and their opposition makes 70.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have forced 14.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.3% from the field (289th in the nation).
In their last game, the Duke Blue Devils took a loss by a score of 70-65 when they faced the Louisville Cardinals. The Blue Devils were able to corral 19 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 25 in this game. They also rejected 2 shots while earning 4 steals for this game. The Cardinals committed 15 fouls for the contest which got the Blue Devils to the free throw line for a total of 9 tries. They were able to make 7 of them for a percentage of 77.8%. In reference to 3-point shots, Duke made 8 of 25 attempts (32.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Blue Devils finished 25 for 54 from the field which had them shooting 46.3%. The Blue Devils permitted the Cardinals to convert 23 out of 50 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 46.0% for the contest. They went 37.5% from distance by going 6 out of 16 and finished the game at 18 of 24 from the free throw line (75.0%). In regard to rebounds, Duke allowed Louisville to collect 33 in all (9 on the offensive glass).
Matthew Hurt ended up being important for the Blue Devils for this game. He converted 9 out of 13 for this contest giving him a rate of 69.2%, which earned him 24 points. Hurt grabbed 8 rebounds in his 35 minutes played and totaled 2 assists for the contest. Another guy that played a role for Duke was DJ Steward. He accumulated 13 points in his 29 minutes on the hardwood via 4 out of 8 shooting in the matchup. Steward finished going 50.0% from the field while also collecting 2 dimes and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Georgia Tech (+4.5)
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