Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Boston College Eagles Betting Prediction 01/11/20

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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (7-8, 2-3 ACC) will be at Silvio O. Conte Forum to clash against the Boston College Eagles (9-6, 3-1 ACC) in an ACC matchup. The game will air on ACC Network at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Boston College Eagles Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Eagles defeated the 18th-ranked Virginia Cavaliers, 60-53, while the Yellow Jackets lost to the second-ranked Duke Blue Devils, 73-64.

Boston College’s 0.489 effective field goal percentage was their largest advantage over Virginia, who had a rate of 0.356. The Eagles’ mark was above their season average of 0.467, while the Cavaliers’ was below their season average of 0.466. Georgia Tech, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.0 (above their season average of 26.6). Boston College was led by Jay Heath, who contributed 17 points. James Banks III played a pivotal role for Georgia Tech with 14 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocks.

The Yellow Jackets won the only game between these two teams last year, 81-78. Georgia Tech’s effective field goal percentage was its biggest strength over Boston College. The Yellow Jackets had a rate of 0.574 while the Eagles posted a mark of 0.508. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

The offense of Boston College (324th in the nation with an offensive efficiency of 92.7) will clash against the stingy defense of Georgia Tech (92nd in the NCAA with a defensive efficiency of 93.9). The Yellow Jackets should have the edge on that end of the court. It could also be a sloppy game for the offense of the Yellow Jackets, which ranks 343rd in ball security (turnover percentage of 23.4 percent). They’ll be going up against the top-notch defense of the Eagles, which forces the 37th-most turnovers in the NCAA (23.7 percent).

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Boston College Eagles Odds Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Boston College, ATS Winner – Boston College, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Boston College ranks 24th in steals per game (9.1) while Georgia Tech ranks 177th in steals allowed per game (8.1).
  • The Yellow Jackets average 35.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 143rd in the country. The Eagles rank 230th in rebounds allowed per game (38.9).
  • The Eagles rank 137th in three pointers attempted per game (22.1) while the Yellow Jackets rank 249th (17.6).
  • Georgia Tech ranks 20th in blocks per game (5.4) while Boston College ranks 130th (2.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Yellow Jackets’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 0.4, down from 1.0 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Eagles have scored an average of 63.8 points per game (2.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 61.4 points per game (4.7 below their season average).