North Carolina Tar Heels vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 12/5/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: North Carolina Tar Heels vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021
Location: McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA
The North Carolina Tar Heels (5-2) are headed to McCamish Pavilion on Sunday where they will play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (5-2).
The North Carolina Tar Heels played Michigan and earned the victory with a final of 72-51 in their last contest. North Carolina wrapped up the contest having earned a 46.3% FG percentage (31 out of 67) and made 8 out of their 19 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Tar Heels converted 2 of their 3 tries for a rate of 66.7%. Regarding pulling down rebounds, they collected 37 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 13 assists for this game while forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and getting 6 steals. With regard to defending, North Carolina allowed the other team to shoot 35.1% from the floor on 20 out of 57 shooting. Michigan recorded 9 dimes and had 3 steals for the contest. In addition, Michigan pulled down 33 rebounds (8 offensive, 25 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Michigan finished the game at 100.0% at the free throw line by converting 6 of their 6 tries. They knocked down 5 out of their 16 shots from 3-point range. Concerning personal fouls, the Tar Heels left the arena with 8 while Michigan accumulated 10 personal fouls.
Caleb Love is a player who was a factor in this game. He shot 56.3% from the field and also earned 4 dimes. He played for 33 mins and collected 4 rebounds. He accumulated 22 points on 9 out of 16 shooting.
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North Carolina enters this contest with a mark of 5-2 on the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.4 times per game and as a team they commit 15.6 personal fouls per game. As a team, North Carolina is snagging 40.1 boards per game and has earned 100 assists so far this season, which ranks 179th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Tar Heels are connecting on 41.5% on shots from 3-point land (61 of 147) and 73.9% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 81.6 points per contest (44th in the nation) on 48.3% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Tar Heels are forcing 9.3 turnovers per game while drawing 17.6 fouls. They give up 32.9% on 3-point attempts and they rank 298th in college basketball in points per game allowed (74.7). The Tar Heels defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 43.2% (199 of 461) and they relinquish 32.7 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 278th in D-1 in allowing assists with 106 relinquished on the campaign.
When they last played, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 70-66 when they played Wisconsin. The Yellow Jackets were able to pull down 25 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 in the game. They coughed it up 9 times, while getting 5 steals in the matchup. Wisconsin was called for 18 fouls in this contest which got the Yellow Jackets to the charity stripe for a total of 20 attempts. They were able to convert 16 of those for a clip of 80.0%. Regarding shots from beyond the perimeter, Georgia Tech converted 6 out of their 16 tries (37.5%). Overall, the Yellow Jackets walked away from this one shooting 22 for 53 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.5%. The Yellow Jackets allowed Wisconsin to convert 23 of their 54 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.6% for this game. They shot 37.5% from downtown by going 9 out of 24 and finished the game at 15 out of 22 from the free throw line (68.2%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, Georgia Tech allowed Wisconsin to get 25 in all (6 on the offensive glass).
Michael Devoe was important for the Yellow Jackets in the game. He converted 11 out of 20 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 55.0%, and added 6 rebounds. He had 33 points in his 40 mins of playing time and tallied 1 assist in this game.
Georgia Tech has a win-loss record of 5-2 on the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Yellow Jackets are shooting 48.3% from the field, which is 41st in the country. Georgia Tech has 521 points on the season (74.4 per contest) and they pull down 38.1 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 15.4 times per game (70th in D-1) and they are giving up possession 12.9 times per contest. The Yellow Jackets commit 17.4 personal fouls every game while shooting 66.4% from the free throw line.
The Yellow Jackets are ranked 145th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 66.7. They are forcing 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 41.9% from the floor (168th in college basketball). The Georgia Tech defense gives up 29.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (47 of 162) and their opponents are making 64.5% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 13.6 dimes and 31.4 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 253rd and 61st in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Georgia Tech
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