Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Pittsburgh Panthers Prediction, 3/8/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Location: Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia Tech (+7)
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (15-17) are traveling to Greensboro Coliseum on Wednesday where they will play the Pittsburgh Panthers (21-10). Pittsburgh opens this game as 7-point favorites from oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 143.5.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets stepped onto the hardwood against Florida State and walked away with a win by a score of 61-60 in their last game. Georgia Tech ended having earned a 37.7% FG percentage (20 of 53) and buried 8 of their 27 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Yellow Jackets buried 13 of 18 tries for a rate of 72.2%. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they compiled 28 with 7 of them being offensive. They also recorded 12 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and having 6 steals. In relation to defending, Georgia Tech allowed the other team to shoot 41.4% from the field on 24 of 58 shooting. Florida State recorded 14 dimes and had 3 steals for this contest. Furthermore, Florida State pulled down 41 rebounds (13 offensive, 28 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Florida State ended up going 50.0% at the free throw line by converting 6 of 12 shots. They also knocked down 6 of 23 shots from 3-point land. In the matter of personal fouls, the Yellow Jackets ended up finishing with 12 and Florida State totaled 16 personal fouls.
Miles Kelly is someone who was important in this contest. He finished 46.7% from the field and recorded 1 assist. He played for 37 minutes played and also grabbed 2 rebounds. He scored 21 points on 7 of 15 shooting.
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Georgia Tech comes into this one with a win-loss record of 15-17 for the season. They are losing possession via turnover 10.7 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 15.9 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Georgia Tech is snagging 35.1 boards per game and has accounted for 447 assists on the season, which is 106th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Yellow Jackets are shooting 33.6% on shots from distance (251 of 748) and 69.7% from the free throw line. They average 69.4 pts per contest (238th in Division 1) while going 42.2% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Yellow Jackets are able to force 11.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 15.1 fouls. They are 320th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 463 surrendered on the campaign. The Yellow Jackets are giving up a FG percentage of 43.7% (825 of 1,888) and they surrender 36.8 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They concede 29.8% on shots from distance and they are 186th in college hoops in PPG allowed (70.2).
For their last game, the Pittsburgh Panthers went home defeated by a final of 78-76 against Miami. When talking about rebounding, Pittsburgh permitted Miami to collect 39 overall (13 offensive). They finished the game shooting 47.1% from distance by going 8 of 17 and finished the game at 20 of 23 at the free throw line (87.0%). The Panthers permitted Miami to make 25 of 55 tries from the floor which had them shooting 45.5% in this contest. When all was said and done, the Panthers ended up going 27 for 58 from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.6%. With respect to shots from beyond the perimeter, Pittsburgh buried 11 of their 26 tries (42.3%). They were able to make 11 of those for a rate of 73.3%. Miami committed 15 personal fouls for this contest which got the Panthers to the free throw line for a total of 15 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 6 times, while earning 8 steals for this game. The Panthers corralled 15 defensive rebounds and 2 offensive rebounds totaling 17 in the matchup.
Blake Hinson was important for the Panthers for the contest. He scored 24 points in his 38 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 assists in the matchup. He made 7 out of 16 in this game for a field goal percentage of 43.8%, and accounted for 3 rebounds.
Pittsburgh has a win-loss record of 21-10 on the campaign. The Panthers commit 16.3 personal fouls every game and they shoot 75.7% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 14.4 times per game (91st in D-1) and they turn the ball over 11.3 times per game. Pittsburgh has earned 2,354 pts on the season (75.9 per game) and they collect 36.6 boards per game. As an offense, the Panthers are shooting 45.1% from the floor, which is 161st in college basketball.
The Panthers on defense are ranked 152nd in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 69.3. They are forcing their opponents into 11.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 41.8% from the floor (66th in the nation). The Pittsburgh defense gives up 33.2% on shots from 3-point land (238 of 717) and their opposition knocks down 71.0% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 12.7 assists and 34.0 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 182nd and 177th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-7)
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