Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Tennessee Volunteers Betting Prediction

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Don’t expect a fast-paced game when the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1-0) travel to sixth-ranked Tennessee to play the Volunteers (2-0). The game can be seen on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Tennessee Volunteers Betting Odds

Both teams thoroughly outplayed their last opponent. The Volunteers defeated the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns 87-65, while the Yellow Jackets beat the Lamar Cardinals 88-69.

The Yellow Jackets had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.603 vs. 0.425) and had a better turnover percentage (17.2 vs. 20.3). The Volunteers, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.159 vs. 0.111) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.611 vs. 0.460). Grant Williams led the way for Tennessee, putting up 31 points and 10 rebounds. Georgia Tech was lifted by Jose Alvarado, who contributed 14 points and five assists.

The Volunteers won the sole contest between these two teams last season, 77-70. Tennessee’s effective field goal percentage was its biggest advantage over Georgia Tech. The Volunteers had a rate of 0.509 while the Yellow Jackets posted a mark of 0.444.

Half-court execution will be at a premium when a pair of the nation’s slowest-paced teams face off. Tennessee ranks 299th in possessions per game (67.1) and Georgia Tech is 321st (66.4) since the 2017-18 season. Furthermore, the 298th-ranked offense of the Yellow Jackets (offensive efficiency of 99.9) will face a tough challenge against the 29th-ranked defense of the Volunteers (defensive efficiency of 97.4).

Georgia Tech vs. Tennessee Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Georgia Tech, ATS Winner – Georgia Tech, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Tennessee ranks 19th in assists allowed per game (10.8) while Georgia Tech ranks 217th (14.2).
  • The Volunteers rank 231st in three pointers attempted per game (20.4) while the Yellow Jackets rank 321st (15.8).
  • Tennessee ranks 139th in steals per game (6.3) while Georgia Tech ranks 178th in steals allowed per game (6.5).
  • The Volunteers rank 112th in rebounds per game (36.5) while the Yellow Jackets rank 230th (34.0).
  • Georgia Tech ranks eighth in blocks per game (5.4) while Tennessee ranks 101st in blocks allowed per game (3.1).