Pittsburgh Panthers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 2/14/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Panthers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+4.5)
The Pittsburgh Panthers (9-6) travel to McCamish Pavilion on Sunday where they'll meet the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (9-8). Pittsburgh opens this game as 4.5-point underdogs. The total opens at 142.5.
Pittsburgh enters this game with a record of 9-6 on the year. The Panthers are connecting on 32.5% on shots from beyond the arc (99 of 305) and 67.5% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 72.6 points per contest (153rd in the nation) on 42.8% from the floor. They are turning it over 12.1 times per contest and as a team they are committing 17.1 fouls every game. As a unit, Pittsburgh is snagging 40.0 boards per contest and has earned 235 dimes on the season, which is 159th in the country in terms of passing the rock. When they are on the defensive end, the Panthers are forcing 12.7 turnovers per game while drawing 18.4 personal fouls. The Panthers defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 42.4% (374 of 882) and they surrender 34.7 boards per game as a unit. They are 228th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 238 surrendered on the campaign. They are relinquishing 31.5% on 3-pointers and they are 160th in D-1 in points per game allowed (69.4).
The Pittsburgh Panthers took the court against the Virginia Cavaliers and ended up losing by a score of 73-66 in their last game. Pittsburgh wrapped up the game with a 43.3% field goal percentage (26 of 60) and buried 4 out of their 14 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Panthers made 10 of their 15 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. In the matter of hauling in boards, they collected a total of 29 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 11 dimes in this game while earning 4 steals and 2 blocks. When talking about defending, Pittsburgh allowed 43.3% from the floor on 26 of 60 shooting. Virginia doled out 13 assists and had 5 steals in this matchup. Additionally, the Cavaliers pulled down 22 boards (3 offensive, 19 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Virginia finished shooting 78.6% from the free throw line by making 11 of their 14 attempts. They also converted 12 of their 24 tries from three-point range.
Justin Champagnie is someone who was important in the game. He ended up walking away with 18 points on 8 of 18 shooting. He played 36 minutes played and collected 10 boards. Champagnie finished the game shooting 44.4% from the field and also recorded 2 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this contest for the Panthers was Ithiel Horton. He snagged 4 rebounds and had 2 dimes. He went 38.5% from the field for the contest by hitting 5-of-13 (15 points). When the final whistle was blown, Horton played 34 min.
Georgia Tech has a win-loss mark of 9-8 this year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Yellow Jackets are shooting 46.3% from the field, which is 81st in D-1. Georgia Tech has 1,271 points on the campaign (74.8 per contest) and they collect 30.9 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 15.6 times per game (62nd in the country) and they turn it over 11.1 times per contest. The Yellow Jackets are responsible for committing 15.9 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 72.3% from the charity stripe. The Yellow Jackets on the defensive side of the court are 211th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 71.4. They are forcing 15.4 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.8% from the field (272nd in D-1). The Georgia Tech defense allows 37.5% on 3-point attempts (127 of 339) and their opponents are making 72.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 14.8 dimes and 35.6 total rebounds per game, ranking them 291st and 205th in college hoops.
When they last played, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets took a loss by a score of 74-72 against the Clemson Tigers. The Yellow Jackets pulled down 20 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 24 in the game. They blocked 5 attempts while recording 9 steals for this game. The Tigers had 15 fouls in this contest which got the Yellow Jackets to the charity stripe for a total of 19 shots. They were able to knock down 15 of those for a clip of 78.9%. Regarding 3-point attempts, Georgia Tech converted 5 out of 19 tries (26.3%). Overall, the Yellow Jackets shot 26 out of 50 from the field which had them shooting 52.0%. The Yellow Jackets allowed the Tigers to bury 24 of their 52 tries from the field which had them shooting 46.2% for the matchup. They finished shooting 50.0% from distance by shooting 9 of 18 and walked away from this one shooting 17 out of 19 at the charity stripe (89.5%). Concerning how they rebounded, Georgia Tech permitted Clemson to collect 26 in all (6 offensive).
Michael Devoe ended up having an impact for the Yellow Jackets for the matchup. He buried 7 out of 12 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 58.3%, which had him finishing with 23 points. Devoe pulled down 2 boards in his 40 mins and totaled 6 assists in the matchup. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Georgia Tech was Moses Wright. He was able to score 15 points in his 30 minutes on the court by going 6 out of 7 from the floor in this matchup. Wright wrapped this one up going 85.7% from the floor while contributing 2 assists and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+4.5)
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