Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Louisville Cardinals Prediction, 3/8/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Barclays Center is the location where the Louisville Cardinals (12-18) will try to beat the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (12-19) on Tuesday.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets faced Boston College and took home the win by a score of 82-78 in their last game. Georgia Tech ended the game having earned a 56.6% FG percentage (30 out of 53) and made 9 of their 21 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Yellow Jackets converted 13 of 22 tries for a percentage of 59.1%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they earned 28 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 16 assists in this contest in addition to forcing 13 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In relation to the defense, Georgia Tech allowed the other team to go 44.1% from the floor on 26 of 59 shooting. Boston College doled out 18 assists and had 9 steals for the game. In addition, Boston College snagged 32 boards (9 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Boston College finished the game shooting 74.1% at the free throw line by converting 20 of their 27 shots. They buried 6 of their 19 attempts from beyond the perimeter. In regard to personal fouls, the Yellow Jackets walked away with 24 and Boston College totaled 18 personal fouls.
Jordan Usher is a guy who had an impact in this contest. He went 75.0% from the field and also earned 5 dimes. He saw the court for 37 minutes played and also totaled 8 rebounds. He left the arena with 30 points on 12 out of 16 shooting.
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Georgia Tech will play this contest with a win-loss record of 12-19 on the season. They currently have an average of 68.4 points per outing (252nd in college basketball) on 44.0% from the field. The Yellow Jackets are shooting 35.0% on three-point shots (220 of 628) and 69.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, Georgia Tech is snagging 34.2 boards per game and has accounted for 421 dimes on the season, which ranks 121st in the nation in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 13.2 times per contest and as a unit they commit 18.0 fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Yellow Jackets are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 14.5 personal fouls. They are ranked 331st in college basketball in giving up assists with 459 conceded for the season. The Yellow Jackets defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 43.4% (777 of 1,789) and they surrender 35.3 rebounds per game as a unit. They are surrendering 31.2% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 211th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (70.3).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Louisville Cardinals took a defeat with a final score of 71-61 when they played Virginia. The Cardinals were able to snag 18 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 28 in this matchup. They turned it over 11 times, while getting 4 steals in this game. Virginia had 16 fouls for the game which took the Cardinals to the charity stripe for 12 attempts. They were able to knock down 9 of the free throw tries for a rate of 75.0%. Concerning shots from 3-point land, Louisville knocked down 8 of their 23 tries (34.8%). Overall, the Cardinals ended up shooting 22 for 55 from the field which gave them a rate of 40.0%. The Cardinals permitted Virginia to bury 25 out of their 49 tries from the field which had them shooting 51.0% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 58.3% from 3-point land by hitting 7 of 12 and ended up shooting 14 out of 18 at the free throw line (77.8%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Louisville allowed Virginia to collect 30 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Sydney Curry ended up being a factor for the Cardinals for this contest. He made 9 out of 13 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 69.2%, and had 14 rebounds. He earned 24 points in his 34 mins of playing time and had 3 assists in the matchup.
Louisville has a record of 12-18 this season. The Cardinals commit 17.1 personal fouls every game and they hit 67.4% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 11.9 times per game (267th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 12.3 times per game. Louisville has accounted for 2,020 points on the campaign (67.3 per contest) and they pull down 36.4 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Cardinals are hitting on 42.2% from the field, which ranks 280th in the country.
The Cardinals are ranked 221st in Division 1 in PPG surrendered with 70.6. They are able to force 11.1 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.6% from the floor (203rd in the country). The Louisville defense surrenders 35.0% on shots from beyond the arc (237 of 678) and opponents are making 70.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 13.1 dimes and 35.6 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 225th and 241st in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Georgia Tech
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