Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction, 3/5/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Friday, March 5, 2021
Location: Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia Tech (-10.5)
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-14) play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (14-8) at Lawrence Joel Coliseum on Friday. Georgia Tech opens this matchup as 10.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 137.
Georgia Tech steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 14-8 for the campaign. They are giving up possession 11.3 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 15.7 fouls every game. As a unit, Georgia Tech is pulling down 31.3 rebounds per game and has accounted for 360 dimes for the year, which is 42nd in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Yellow Jackets are shooting 35.2% from downtown (173 of 491) and 73.0% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 75.6 pts per game (78th in college basketball) while hitting 47.2% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Yellow Jackets are able to force 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 15.2 fouls. They are 268th in college hoops in giving up assists with 319 conceded for the campaign. The Yellow Jackets defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.5% (569 of 1,251) and they surrender 34.7 boards per contest as a team. They are relinquishing 36.3% on shots from distance and they are 183rd in D-1 in PPG allowed (70.3).
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets took the court against the Duke Blue Devils and went home with a win by a final score of 81-77 in their last game. Georgia Tech finished the game having earned a 45.3% FG percentage (29 out of 64) and made 6 of their 22 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Yellow Jackets buried 17 of their 23 shots for a percentage of 73.9%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they collected 37 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 17 assists for this game while creating 13 turnovers and having 9 steals. In regard to defense, Georgia Tech let their opponent shoot 44.1% from the field on 30 of 68 shooting. Duke earned 19 assists and had 9 steals in this game. Additionally, Duke totaled 34 rebounds (11 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. Duke walked away from this one shooting 58.8% when shooting free throws by knocking down 10 of their 17 tries. They converted 7 out of their 26 shots from beyond the arc.
Moses Wright is one guy who was a contributor for this contest. He totaled 29 points on 13 of 20 shooting. He played 43 mins played and pulled down 14 boards. Wright finished 65.0% from the field and also recorded 5 dimes. An additional guy that came through in this matchup for the Yellow Jackets was Michael Devoe. He snagged 7 rebounds in his 44 minutes played. He finished the contest at 23.1% from the field in the game by connecting on 3-of-13 (15 points). When all was said and done, Devoe had 4 assists.
Wake Forest has a win-loss mark of 6-14 for the campaign. The Demon Deacons have committed 16.9 fouls per game and they go 73.1% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 11.5 times per contest (297th in the nation) and they are turning it over 13.8 times per game. Wake Forest has scored 1,318 points for the year (65.9 per contest) and they collect 32.6 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Demon Deacons are connecting on 40.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 320th in college basketball. The Demon Deacons on the defensive side of the court are 213th in college hoops in points given up per game with 71.4. The Wake Forest defense concedes 37.5% on shots from beyond the arc (151 of 403) and their opposition knocks down 69.6% of their foul shots. They concede 13.9 assists and 34.5 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 251st and 152nd in those defensive categories. They are forcing 12.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.2% from the floor (291st in the country).
When they last stepped on the court, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons went home defeated by a final of 70-57 when they played the Pittsburgh Panthers. The Demon Deacons were able to snag 19 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards for a total of 23 in the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while getting 6 steals for this contest. The Panthers were called for 13 personal fouls for the contest which got the Demon Deacons to the free throw line for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to make 9 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 64.3%. When it comes to shots from beyond the perimeter, Wake Forest made 10 out of 29 tries (34.5%). Overall, the Demon Deacons went 19 out of 53 from the field which had them sitting at 35.8%. The Demon Deacons allowed the Panthers to knock down 24 out of 52 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.2% for the matchup. They went 40.0% from distance by hitting 6 of 15 and walked away from this one shooting 16 of 24 from the free throw line (66.7%). In the matter of rebounding, Wake Forest allowed Pittsburgh to snag 40 overall (8 offensive).
Daivien Williamson ended up being important for the Demon Deacons for the game. He knocked down 5 of 12 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 41.7%, and tallied 1 rebound. Williamson tallied 17 points in his 36 mins on the hardwood and accounted for 4 dimes for this game. Another guy that played a role for Wake Forest was Isaiah Mucius. He finished with no assists in 30 mins played, and he shot 4 out of 8 from the floor. Mucius finished going 50.0% from the field in addition to collecting 9 points and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wake Forest (+10.5)
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