Syracuse Orange vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 2/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Syracuse (+5)
McCamish Pavilion is the site where and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (12-8) will play the Syracuse Orange (13-7) on Saturday. Georgia Tech opens this contest as 5-point favorites. The total opens at 146.5.
Syracuse will take the court with a record of 13-7 so far this year. They have an average of 76.3 pts per contest (68th in the country) while connecting on 44.0% from the field. The Orange are hitting 33.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (156 of 472) and 78.9% from the free throw line. As a team, Syracuse is pulling in 36.3 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 303 assists this year, which ranks 99th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 11.5 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 14.3 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Orange have forced 15.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.1 personal fouls. The Orange defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 41.7% (509 of 1,221) and they concede 37.6 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 325th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 348 relinquished so far this season. They concede 31.9% on 3-point attempts and they rank 206th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (71.0).
The Syracuse Orange faced the Duke Blue Devils and went home with a loss by a final score of 85-71 in their last game. Syracuse finished with a 40.6% FG percentage (28 out of 69) and made 8 of their 24 3-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Orange made 7 of 12 tries for a rate of 58.3%. Regarding pulling down rebounds, they compiled 33 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 10 dimes in the game while forcing 13 turnovers and having 10 steals. When discussing defending, Syracuse allowed the other team to go 53.1% from the floor on 34 out of 64 shooting. Duke distributed 27 assists and had 5 steals in this game. Furthurmore, Duke pulled down 36 boards (12 offensive, 24 defensive) and added 9 rejections. Duke finished the contest at 57.1% from the free throw line by making 4 of their 7 tries. They also buried 13 of 29 attempts from distance.
Buddy Boeheim is someone who had an impact in this game. He ended up scoring 21 points on 8 of 15 shooting. He played for 35 minutes and also collected 4 boards. Boeheim finished the game shooting 53.3% from the field and also distributed 4 assists. One more player that was a contributor in the matchup for the Orange was Marek Dolezaj. He snagged 3 rebounds in 33 minutes on the hardwood. He finished 62.5% from the field for the game via 5-of-8 (13 points). At the conclusion of this game, Dolezaj tallied 1 assist.
Georgia Tech has a win-loss record of 12-8 so far this year. Georgia Tech has scored 1,498 pts on the season (74.9 per game) and they average 30.4 boards per game. The Yellow Jackets are committing 15.6 fouls every game and they hit 73.7% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Yellow Jackets are shooting 47.1% from the field, which ranks 57th in the nation. They are assisting teammates 15.9 times per contest (46th in D-1) and they turn it over 11.0 times per contest. The Yellow Jackets are ranked 160th in college basketball in PPG given up with 69.6. They are forcing their opponents into 15.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.6% from the field (271st in college basketball). The Georgia Tech defense gives up 37.1% on 3-point shots (144 of 388) and their opponents are converting on 71.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 14.4 assists and 34.6 rebounds every game, which is ranked 273rd and 163rd in college hoops.
The last time they took the court, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets took home the win by a final score of 69-53 against the Virginia Tech Hokies. The Yellow Jackets were able to pull down 16 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 21 for the contest. They coughed it up 6 times, while recording 9 steals for the contest. The Hokies had 15 fouls for this contest which took the Yellow Jackets to the charity stripe for a total of 14 tries. They were able to knock down 9 of them for a rate of 64.3%. In the matter of shots from beyond the arc, Georgia Tech converted 8 out of their 20 attempts (40.0%). In all, the Yellow Jackets ended up shooting 26 out of 50 from the field which gave them a rate of 52.0%. The Yellow Jackets permitted the Hokies to make 19 of 46 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 41.3% in this contest. They shot 35.7% from downtown by connecting on 5 of 14 and ended up shooting 10 of 14 at the free throw line (71.4%). In the matter of rebounds, Georgia Tech allowed Virginia Tech to collect 28 in all (10 offensive).
Moses Wright ended up being a factor for the Yellow Jackets in the matchup. He made 9 of 11 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 81.8%, and had 10 rebounds. Wright accumulated 26 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and added 3 dimes in this matchup. One more player who came through for Georgia Tech was Jose Alvarado. He left the arena with 3 assists in 39 mins played, and he converted 5 of 10 from the floor. Alvarado walked away from this one going 50.0% from the floor as well as notching 13 points and 3 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Georgia Tech (-5) and over 146.5 points
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