Pittsburgh Panthers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 1/14/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Panthers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Location: McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (8-8) host the Pittsburgh Panthers (11-5) at McCamish Pavilion on Saturday.
The Pittsburgh Panthers stepped onto the hardwood against Clemson and ended up losing by a score of 75-74 in their last contest. Pittsburgh ended having earned a 40.4% field goal percentage (23 out of 57) and buried 11 of their 29 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Panthers buried 17 of 23 tries for a percentage of 73.9%. When talking about rebounding, they earned 35 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 11 assists in the matchup as well as forcing 8 turnovers and having 4 steals. In relation to defense, Pittsburgh let their opponent shoot 47.2% from the field on 25 out of 53 shooting. Clemson distributed 14 dimes and had 3 steals in the game. On top of that, Clemson grabbed 35 rebounds (6 offensive, 29 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Clemson finished the game shooting 75.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 18 of 24 shots. They made 7 out of their 17 attempts from distance. Concerning fouls, the Panthers finished with 19 and Clemson racked up 23 fouls.
Jamarius Burton is a guy who played a role in the matchup. He was able to score 28 points on 9 out of 16 shooting. He was on the court for 38 mins and snagged 6 boards. He walked away from this one shooting 56.3% from the floor and also recorded 4 assists.
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Pittsburgh enters this matchup with a record of 11-5 on the year. They average 75.2 points per outing (116th in Division 1) while connecting on 44.8% from the field. The Panthers are connecting on 34.3% on shots beyond the perimeter (141 of 411) and 73.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Pittsburgh is pulling down 39.1 boards per contest and is sitting with 235 assists for the season, which is 126th in college basketball in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 12.7 times per game and as a group they are committing 15.9 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Panthers are forcing 11.6 turnovers per game and they draw 18.4 personal fouls. They are giving up 30.6% on three-point shots while they are 160th in college hoops in opponents points per game (68.2). The Panthers defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 41.4% (396 of 956) and they relinquish 33.6 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 197th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 207 conceded on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 73-72 when they played Notre Dame. When discussing rebounding, Georgia Tech allowed Notre Dame to collect 31 overall (6 offensive). They finished 37.5% from 3-point land by going 9 out of 24 and finished the contest at 14 out of 19 from the charity stripe (73.7%). The Yellow Jackets allowed Notre Dame to convert 25 of their 59 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.4% in this contest. When the final whistle was blown, the Yellow Jackets went 27 out of 66 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.9%. Regarding shooting from 3-point land, Georgia Tech converted 8 of their 27 attempts (29.6%). They were able to convert 10 of those for a clip of 83.3%. Notre Dame had 15 fouls in the matchup which took the Yellow Jackets to the charity stripe for a total of 12 shots. They turned it over 11 times, while getting 7 steals for the contest. The Yellow Jackets were able to collect 27 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 38 for this contest.
Kyle Sturdivant ended up being a factor for the Yellow Jackets in this matchup. He made 7 of 12 for this game for a field goal percentage of 58.3%, and earned 2 rebounds. He tallied 18 points in his 19 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 1 assist in this matchup.
Georgia Tech has a win-loss mark of 8-8 on the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Yellow Jackets are shooting 43.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 258th in college basketball. Georgia Tech has totaled 1,138 points on the campaign (71.1 per contest) and they grab 36.8 boards per game. They are getting an assist 13.2 times per game (205th in the country) and they are turning it over 11.6 times per game. The Yellow Jackets are responsible for committing 16.1 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 72.3% from the charity stripe.
The Yellow Jackets are ranked 201st in Division 1 in points given up per game with 69.4. They have forced 11.8 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.0% from the floor (132nd in college hoops). The Georgia Tech defense allows 28.4% on 3-pointers (95 of 335) and their opponents are connecting on 65.2% of their free throw shots. They give up 14.7 assists and 37.2 boards every game, which is 307th and 312th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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