Louisville Cardinals vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 1/2/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Louisville Cardinals vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Sunday, January 2, 2022
Location: McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA
McCamish Pavilion is the location where the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (6-5) will take on the Louisville Cardinals (8-4) on Saturday.
The Louisville Cardinals took the court against Wake Forest and notched a win by a score of 73-69 in their last game. In the matter of personal fouls, the Cardinals ended up finishing with 18 and Wake Forest finished the game with 24 personal fouls. They converted 7 out of their 27 tries from distance. Wake Forest ended up shooting 77.8% from the charity stripe by knocking down 14 of 18 shots. On top of that, Wake Forest snagged 35 rebounds (10 offensive, 25 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Wake Forest earned 12 dimes and had 2 steals in this contest. When talking about defending, Louisville allowed the other team to shoot 38.1% from the floor on 24 out of 63 shooting. They also doled out 12 dimes for the game while creating 7 turnovers and getting 2 steals. In terms of getting rebounds, they earned 40 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Cardinals buried 25 of their 34 tries for a percentage of 73.5%. Louisville finished the contest with a 39.6% FG percentage (19 out of 48) and made 10 out of their 22 three-point attempts.
Noah Locke is a player who came through in this matchup. He left the arena with 17 points on 5 of 8 shooting. He was on the court for 22 minutes and totaled 3 rebounds. He ended up shooting 62.5% from the floor and earned 1 assist.
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Louisville heads into this one with a win-loss mark of 8-4 on the year. They have an average of 71.0 points per contest (212th in D-1) while hitting 41.7% from the field. The Cardinals are hitting 31.5% from downtown (100 of 317) and 71.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, Louisville is snagging 40.9 rebounds per contest and has totaled 155 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 218th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 14.0 times per game and as a unit they are committing 19.0 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Cardinals are forcing 13.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.1 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 29.7% on three-point shots and they are 126th in college basketball in points per game allowed (66.2). The Cardinals defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 38.6% (272 of 704) and they concede 36.2 boards per game as a basketball team. They rank 100th in college basketball in giving up assists with 135 conceded for the season.
When they last played, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets got the win with a final of 72-62 when they played Georgia State. The Yellow Jackets recorded 38 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 49 for the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 23 times, while getting 6 steals for this game. Georgia State was called for 20 personal fouls for this game which got the Yellow Jackets to the free throw line for 24 tries. They were able to convert 19 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 79.2%. In reference to shots from 3-point land, Georgia Tech buried 9 of 22 tries (40.9%). When the game finished, the Yellow Jackets went 22 for 56 from the field which had them shooting 39.3%. The Yellow Jackets permitted Georgia State to knock down 20 of 71 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 28.2% in this contest. They went 31.8% from distance by going 7 out of 22 and finished the game at 15 out of 19 from the free throw line (78.9%). With respect to attacking the glass, Georgia Tech allowed Georgia State to pull down 29 in total (9 offensive).
Jordan Usher was important for the Yellow Jackets in this matchup. He converted 8 out of 14 for this contest for a rate of 57.1%, and tallied 11 rebounds. He recorded 30 points in his 39 mins on the court, but left the arena with no assists.
Georgia Tech has a mark of 6-5 for the year. As an offensive unit, the Yellow Jackets are shooting 45.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 145th in D-1. Georgia Tech has tallied 761 pts for the year (69.2 per contest) and they pull in 36.5 rebounds per contest. They are getting an assist 13.0 times per game (212th in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.3 times per game. The Yellow Jackets have committed 17.6 personal fouls per game and they go 67.8% from the free throw line.
The Yellow Jackets defensively are ranked 171st in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 67.6. They have forced 13.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.9% from the field (159th in Division 1). The Georgia Tech defense concedes 31.8% on three-point shots (76 of 239) and their opponents are converting on 68.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 13.9 assists and 33.5 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 268th and 128th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Georgia Tech
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