Virginia Cavaliers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 2/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Virginia Cavaliers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Location: McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia (-2.5)
The Virginia Cavaliers (13-3) are headed to McCamish Pavilion on Wednesday where they'll meet the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (9-6). The spread on this contest has Virginia as 2.5-point favorites. The total opens at 127.
Virginia will take the court with a record of 13-3 this season. They have an average of 71.4 points per game (187th in the country) while going 49.5% from the field. The Cavaliers are shooting 39.8% on three-point shots (144 of 362) and 81.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Virginia is collecting 31.5 boards per contest and has totaled 225 assists for the campaign, which ranks 157th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 9.0 times per game and as a team are committing 12.9 fouls per contest. When they are on defense, the Cavaliers are forcing 10.1 turnovers every game while drawing 12.5 personal fouls. They concede 33.9% on 3-point shots while they are 8th in D-1 in PPG allowed (60.1). The Cavaliers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 41.5% (351 of 845) and they concede 28.9 boards per contest as a team. They are 110th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 183 relinquished this season.
The Virginia Cavaliers stepped onto the hardwood against the Pittsburgh Panthers and notched a win by a score of 73-66 in their last contest. Virginia finished with a 53.2% field goal percentage (25 of 47) and made 12 of their 24 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Cavaliers knocked down 11 of their 14 attempts for a percentage of 78.6%. Pertaining to grabbing boards, they earned 22 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 13 dimes for this game while having 5 steals and 2 blocked shots. When it comes to defense, Virginia allowed their opponent to shoot 53.2% from the floor on 25 out of 47 shooting. Pittsburgh earned 11 assists and had 4 steals for this contest. Moreover, the Panthers pulled down 29 rebounds (11 offensive, 18 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Pittsburgh finished 66.7% at the charity stripe by burying 10 of their 15 shots. They made 4 of their 14 shots from long range.
Sam Hauser is one guy who was a major contributor for the game. He recorded 23 points on 8 out of 9 shooting. He played 38 mins and also collected 6 rebounds. Hauser finished 88.9% from the floor and totaled 2 dimes. Another guy that was a major factor in the matchup for the Cavaliers was Jay Huff. He snagged 8 rebounds and also accounted for 2 dimes. He finished the game shooting 83.3% from the floor for the matchup by shooting 5-of-6 (13 points). In all, Huff was on the hardwood for 25 minutes.
Georgia Tech has a win-loss record of 9-6 for the campaign. The Yellow Jackets commit 16.3 fouls per game and they hit 71.4% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 16.2 times per contest (40th in the nation) and they cough up possession 11.2 times per game. Georgia Tech has totaled 1,150 points so far this year (76.7 per contest) and they collect 32.2 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Yellow Jackets are shooting 46.5% from the field, which ranks them 70th in college hoops. The Yellow Jackets on the defensive end are ranked 230th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 72.2. The Georgia Tech defense allows 36.9% on shots from distance (111 of 301) and opponents are knocking down 70.7% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 14.8 assists and 35.9 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 291st and 221st in Division 1. They are able to force 15.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.7% from the floor (271st in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets walked away with a victory by a final of 82-80 against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Yellow Jackets were able to corral 20 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 25 in this game. They also turned away 2 shots while recording 9 steals for the game. The Fighting Irish committed 9 personal fouls for this contest which got the Yellow Jackets to the free throw line for 9 tries. They were able to bury 5 of them for a rate of 55.6%. In regard to shots from 3-point land, Georgia Tech knocked down 7 of their 14 tries (50.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Yellow Jackets shot 35 out of 60 from the field which gave them a rate of 58.3%. The Yellow Jackets permitted the Fighting Irish to bury 32 of their 54 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 59.3% for this game. They finished the game shooting 38.9% from beyond the arc by shooting 7 of 18 and ended up shooting 9 of 13 at the charity stripe (69.2%). When talking about cleaning the glass, Georgia Tech allowed Notre Dame to snag 24 in total (3 offensive).
Jose Alvarado pitched in for the Yellow Jackets in the matchup. He buried 8 of 12 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, which had him sitting at 19 points. Alvarado snagged 6 boards in his 40 minutes and added 5 assists for this game. Another guy that was pivotal for Georgia Tech was Michael Devoe. He ended up scoring 19 points in 34 minutes on the hardwood by way of 7 of 9 shooting for this contest. Devoe ended up shooting 77.8% from the field as well as contributing 2 assists and 2 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Georgia Tech (+2.5) and over 127 points
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