Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Louisville Cardinals Prediction, 2/1/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Monday, February 1, 2021
Location: KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia Tech (+4.5)
The Louisville Cardinals (10-4) host the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (8-5) at KFC Yum! Center on Monday. Louisville opens this matchup as 4.5-point favorites. The total is set at 134.
Georgia Tech will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 8-5 so far this year. The Yellow Jackets are shooting 37.2% on shots from distance (113 of 304) and 72.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 77.7 points per outing (64th in D-1) while hitting 46.8% from the floor. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.6 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 16.4 personal fouls per game. As a team, Georgia Tech is grabbing 32.0 boards per game and has tallied 215 assists for the year, which has them ranked 122nd in college basketball in terms of passing. Defensively, the Yellow Jackets have forced 16.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.4 fouls. They concede 36.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 217th in college basketball in PPG allowed (71.5). The Yellow Jackets defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 45.3% (339 of 748) and they concede 35.1 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 190th in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 189 relinquished so far this season.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets faced off with the Florida State Seminoles and notched a win by a score of 76-65 in their last contest. Georgia Tech ended the game having earned a 43.9% field goal percentage (25 out of 57) and made 7 out of their 24 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Yellow Jackets knocked down 19 of their 25 shots for a percentage of 76.0%. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 28 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 18 assists for the matchup in addition to earning 13 steals and 3 blocked shots. In relation to defense, Georgia Tech let their opponent shoot 43.9% from the floor on 25 of 57 shooting. Florida State earned 14 assists and had 9 steals for this game. Furthurmore, the Seminoles snagged 33 boards (12 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Florida State finished the game at 60.9% at the charity stripe by burying 14 of 23 attempts. They buried 3 out of their 14 shots from beyond the arc.
Moses Wright is a guy who had an impact for this contest. He ended up walking away with 23 points on 8 out of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 38 mins played and also totaled 8 rebounds. Wright finished the contest at 53.3% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. Another guy that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Yellow Jackets was Jose Alvarado. He snagged 3 rebounds and also tallied 6 dimes. He went 50.0% from the floor in this contest by shooting 8-of-16 (21 points). Overall, Alvarado played for 40 min.
Louisville has a record of 10-4 so far this year. As an offensive unit, the Cardinals are connecting on 45.8% from the field, which has them ranked 107th in college hoops. Louisville has accounted for 968 points on the season (69.1 per contest) and they collect 37.1 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 11.4 times per game (290th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.2 times per contest. The Cardinals commit 17.7 personal fouls every game and they shoot 72.8% from the free throw line. The Cardinals on the defensive side of the court are 55th in college basketball in points given up per game with 64.6. The Louisville defense gives up 31.0% on three-point shots (105 of 339) and their opponents are knocking down 66.1% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 10.8 assists and 31.8 rebounds per contest, which is 46th and 54th in those defensive categories. They are able to force 11.9 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 40.8% from the floor (69th in college basketball).
In their last game, the Louisville Cardinals went home defeated by a final of 54-50 when they played the Clemson Tigers. The Cardinals corralled 28 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 in the matchup. They stuffed 2 attempts while earning 7 steals in this game. The Tigers had 15 personal fouls for the game which got the Cardinals to the free throw line for 16 shots. They were able to knock down 9 of those for a clip of 56.3%. With respect to 3-point attempts, Louisville converted 5 out of their 24 attempts (20.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Cardinals went 18 for 57 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 31.6%. The Cardinals allowed the Tigers to knock down 19 of 53 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.8% for this contest. They finished 20.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 7 out of 35 and ended up going 9 of 13 at the charity stripe (69.2%). When it comes to cleaning the glass, Louisville allowed Clemson to get 35 in all (6 on the offensive glass).
Carlik Jones ended up having an impact for the Cardinals for the matchup. He converted 4 out of 14 for this contest for a rate of 28.6%, which gave him 11 points. Jones totaled 5 rebounds in his 37 minutes and had 3 assists in this matchup. One more player that ended being a contributor for Louisville was Jae'lyn Withers. He was able to score 7 points in 32 minutes on the hardwood by going 2 out of 7 from the floor for the matchup. Withers wrapped this one up going 28.6% from the field while also collecting 2 assists and 12 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Louisville (-4.5) and under 134 points
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