The Georgia Bulldogs (7-2) can continue a five-game home winning streak when they clash with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (5-4) at Stegeman Coliseum. The Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 125 points with Georgia opening as a 4.5-point favorite. Action begins at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Georgia Bulldogs Betting Preview
In the Yellow Jackets last game, they dismantled the Florida A&M Rattlers, 79-54. Moses Wright was the top scorer from either team with 19 points on 8-for-9 shooting. Georgia Tech dominated every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.288 (matching their season average) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.525 (above their season average of 0.476). Florida A&M put up marks of 0.145 and 0.363, respectively, for those same stats.
The Bulldogs are hoping for a better outcome after their 72-62 loss to the Massachusetts Minutemen in their last contest. Yante Maten was the games high scorer with 20 points on 9-for-16 shooting. Massachusetts had an effective field goal percentage of 0.611 (above their season average of 0.522). Georgia, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 8.0 (better than their season average of 18.2).
Half-court execution will be at a premium when two of the nation’s slowest-paced teams clash. Georgia ranks 276th in possessions per game (69.1) and Georgia Tech is 339th (68.0) since the 2016-17 season. Also, the Yellow Jackets have been among the nations best at getting to the line, ranking 27th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.255). The Bulldogs, meanwhile, rank 53rd in opponents FTA rate (0.228).
Of Georgia Tech’s 6 games that accepted bets, four have finished under the projected point total, while 3 of Georgia’s 6 games have finished over the O/U total. The Bulldogs have the superior straight up (SU) record (7-2 vs. 5-4), but the Yellow Jackets hold the sizable advantage against the spread (ATS) (3-3 vs. 2-4).
The Bulldogs won the sole game against the Yellow Jackets last season, 60-43. The Bulldogs dominated every facet of the game. They had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3 and a free throw rate of 0.177. For those same stats, the Yellow Jackets were 15.6 and 0.115, respectively.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Georgia Bulldogs Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Georgia Tech, ATS Winner – Georgia Tech, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Bulldogs rank 235th in three pointers attempted per game (16.3) while the Yellow Jackets rank 258th (14.3).
- Georgia ranks 29th in rebounds per game (37.7) while Georgia Tech ranks 172nd (35.8).
- The Bulldogs rank 28th in steals allowed per game (6.1) while the Yellow Jackets rank 90th (6.7).
- Georgia Tech ranks 17th in blocks per game (5.9) while Georgia ranks 64th in blocks allowed per game (3.4).