Miami Hurricanes vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 1/4/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Hurricanes vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Location: McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA
TV: Youtube TV
The Miami Hurricanes (13-1) are traveling to McCamish Pavilion on Wednesday where they will go up against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (7-6).
The Miami Hurricanes stepped onto the hardwood against Notre Dame and earned the victory with a final of 76-65 in their last game. With respect to personal fouls, the Hurricanes finished with 11 while Notre Dame finished the game with 15 personal fouls. They made 9 out of their 24 shots from 3-point range. Notre Dame shot 85.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 6 of 7 shots. Additionally, Notre Dame pulled down 28 rebounds (7 offensive, 21 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Notre Dame doled out 11 assists and had 2 steals in this matchup. When it comes to defending, Miami allowed 44.6% from the floor on 25 of 56 shooting. They also doled out 10 assists in the matchup as well as forcing 16 turnovers and getting 11 steals. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 31 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the free throw line, the Hurricanes buried 13 of their 20 attempts for a percentage of 65.0%. Miami wrapped up the contest with a 50.9% FG percentage (29 of 57) and knocked down 5 of 17 3-pointers.
Nijel Pack is one player who was a contributor in this contest. He finished shooting 61.5% from the floor but had no dimes when the game ended. He was on the hardwood for 31 mins played and snagged 3 boards. He scored 21 points on 8 of 13 shooting.
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Miami will enter this game with a mark of 13-1 on the year. They have an average of 77.9 points per contest (68th in the nation) while hitting 48.3% from the field. The Hurricanes are hitting 33.6% on shots from 3-point land (101 of 301) and 75.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Miami is grabbing 34.7 boards per contest and has totaled 212 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 104th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 11.4 times per contest and as a squad are committing 14.6 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Hurricanes are able to force 14.1 turnovers per game and they draw 14.7 fouls. They currently rank 221st in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 187 conceded for the year. The Hurricanes defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 42.8% (349 of 816) and they surrender 32.9 boards per game as a team. They are surrendering 31.6% on 3-point attempts and they rank 149th in D-1 in opponents PPG (67.8).
The last time they took the court, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets went home defeated by a final of 74-56 against Virginia. The Yellow Jackets were able to pull down 18 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 25 in this game. They coughed up the ball 23 times, while recording 6 steals in this matchup. Virginia earned 14 fouls for this game which got the Yellow Jackets to the free throw line for a total of 13 attempts. They were able to make 9 of the free throws for a clip of 69.2%. In the matter of shots from beyond the perimeter, Georgia Tech made 7 out of 16 attempts (43.8%). When all was said and done, the Yellow Jackets ended up going 20 for 45 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.4%. The Yellow Jackets permitted Virginia to convert 27 out of their 57 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.4% in this matchup. They finished 45.5% from 3-point land by hitting 10 out of 22 and ended up shooting 10 of 16 at the free throw line (62.5%). With respect to team rebounding, Georgia Tech allowed Virginia to pull down 31 overall (11 on the offensive side).
Miles Kelly pitched in for the Yellow Jackets for the matchup. He converted 6 of 13 in the game giving him a rate of 46.2%, and added 1 rebound. He earned 20 points in his 28 minutes of playing time, but didn't record an assist.
Georgia Tech has a record of 7-6 for the campaign. The Yellow Jackets are committing 16.2 fouls per game and they connect on 70.0% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 12.8 times per contest (237th in D-1) and they are turning it over 11.1 times per game. Georgia Tech has accumulated 926 pts on the campaign (71.2 per game) and they pull in 36.1 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Yellow Jackets are hitting on 43.6% from the field, which has them ranked 240th in college hoops.
The Georgia Tech defense allows 28.0% on shots from 3-point land (71 of 254) and opponents are making 64.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 14.5 dimes and 37.8 boards every game, which ranks them 299th and 329th in the nation. The Yellow Jackets defensively are ranked 185th in college hoops in PPG given up with 68.6. They have forced 12.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 42.0% from the field (147th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Georgia Tech
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