Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Pittsburgh Panthers Prediction, 2/19/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Location: Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA
Petersen Events Center is the site where the Pittsburgh Panthers (11-16) will play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (10-15) on Saturday.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets played North Carolina State and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 76-61 in their last contest. Georgia Tech wrapped up the game with a 37.5% field goal percentage (24 out of 64) and made 5 of their 22 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Yellow Jackets converted 8 of their 11 attempts for a rate of 72.7%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 28 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 11 dimes for the matchup while forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 9 steals. With regard to defense, Georgia Tech allowed the other team to go 41.9% from the field on 26 of 62 shooting. North Carolina State dished out 9 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. Additionally, North Carolina State grabbed 42 rebounds (10 offensive, 32 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. North Carolina State shot 72.2% when shooting free throws by burying 13 of 18 tries. They also converted 11 out of their 29 shots from downtown. Concerning fouls, the Yellow Jackets ended up finishing with 15 and North Carolina State finished the game with 12 fouls.
Rodney Howard is a player who had an impact for this game. He ended up scoring 14 points on 7 out of 8 shooting. He played 33 mins played and also collected 11 boards. He finished the contest at 87.5% from the floor and also dished out 1 assist.
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Georgia Tech will take the court with a record of 10-15 this season. They turn the ball over 13.6 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 18.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Georgia Tech is grabbing 34.2 rebounds per contest and has totaled 336 assists this season, which has them ranked 156th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Yellow Jackets are connecting on 35.8% on shots from beyond the arc (181 of 505) and 69.5% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 68.8 points per game (245th in the nation) while connecting on 44.1% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Yellow Jackets are forcing 13.7 turnovers per game while drawing 14.4 fouls. They are giving up 30.7% on shots from downtown while they are 201st in the country in points per game allowed (69.8). The Yellow Jackets defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.4% (623 of 1,437) and they surrender 35.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 304th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 367 surrendered so far this year.
The last time they took the court, the Pittsburgh Panthers went home victorious with a score of 76-67 against North Carolina. The Panthers earned 22 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards for a total of 27 for this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 16 times, while getting 5 steals in the game. North Carolina was called for 18 fouls for this contest which got the Panthers to the charity stripe for 20 tries. They were able to knock down 18 of the free throws for a percentage of 90.0%. In reference to 3-point shots, Pittsburgh converted 10 of 17 tries (58.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Panthers finished the game shooting 24 for 47 from the field which gave them a rate of 51.1%. The Panthers allowed North Carolina to convert 24 out of their 58 attempts from the field which had them shooting 41.4% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 26.9% from distance by going 7 of 26 and ended up shooting 12 of 16 from the free throw line (75.0%). In reference to rebounds, Pittsburgh allowed North Carolina to collect 29 in all (11 offensive).
Ithiel Horton ended up being important for the Panthers in the game. He converted 5 out of 9 for the game for a field goal rate of 55.6%, and added 5 rebounds. He accumulated 19 points in his 40 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to notch an assist.
Pittsburgh has a record of 11-16 this year. As an offensive unit, the Panthers are shooting 41.4% from the field, which ranks them 304th in college basketball. Pittsburgh has scored 1,687 points on the year (62.5 per game) and they grab 34.7 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 10.9 times per game (319th in college hoops) and they turn it over 13.6 times per game. The Panthers have committed 15.5 personal fouls per game and they connect on 70.3% from the charity stripe.
The Panthers are ranked 108th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 66.5. They are forcing 10.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.4% from the floor (145th in D-1). The Pittsburgh defense gives up 35.2% on shots from beyond the arc (229 of 650) and their opposition makes 69.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 14.0 dimes and 31.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 285th and 41st in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Georgia Tech
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