Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Free Prediction 01/22/19

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (11-7, 1-4 ACC) will be at McCamish Pavilion to go head-to-head with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (10-8, 2-3 ACC) in an ACC matchup. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last outing. The Yellow Jackets lost big to the Louisville Cardinals, 79-51, while the Fighting Irish were beaten by the 17th-ranked North Carolina State Wolfpack, 77-73.

Notre Dame did a great job of converting from the free throw line (18-24; 75.0 percent) while Georgia Tech had a better free throw rate (0.240 vs. 0.152). Georgia Tech’s James Banks III had a solid performance, putting up 24 points and 11 rebounds. Notre Dame was lifted by John Mooney, who recorded 19 points and 16 rebounds.

This was a highly contested series last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. In the most recent game, the Yellow Jackets won 60-53. The Yellow Jackets’ offensive rebounding percentage was their largest strength over the Fighting Irish. Georgia Tech had a rate of 29.4, while Notre Dame posted a mark of 23.7. This will be the first contest of the year between these two teams.

From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Georgia Tech figures to have a substantial advantage. The Yellow Jackets defense ranks eighth in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.438), while the Notre Dame offense is ranked 268th in effective field goal percentage (0.489).

Notre Dame at Georgia Tech Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Georgia Tech, ATS Winner – Georgia Tech, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Notre Dame ranks 31st in three pointers attempted per game (26.9) while Georgia Tech ranks 277th (17.5).
  • The Yellow Jackets average 14.5 assists per game, which ranks 90th in the NCAA. The Fighting Irish rank 120th in assists allowed per game (12.9).
  • Notre Dame blocks 5.9 opponent shots per game, which ranks fifth in the country. Georgia Tech ranks 29th in blocks allowed per game (2.6).
  • The Yellow Jackets rank 101st in rebounds allowed per game (34.1) while the Fighting Irish rank 248th (38.8).
  • Georgia Tech ranks 40th in steals per game (7.9) while Notre Dame ranks 170th (5.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Fighting Irish have been outscored by an average of 6.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Notre Dame has defeated opponents by an average of 5.7 points.
  • During their last five games, the Yellow Jackets have scored an average of 65.0 points per game (4.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 68.2 points per game (4.6 above their season average).