Georgia Tech vs. Notre Dame - 1/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Photo by Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-6) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (8-8)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 8:30 pm (McCamish Pavilion)
The Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -2.5 -- Over/Under: 132.5
TV: ACC Network Stream College Basketball all season on ESPN+. Sign up now!
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the McCamish Pavilion.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 74.9 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 65.6 points on 39.5 percent shooting. John Mooney is averaging 15.7 points and 13.9 rebounds while TJ Gibbs is averaging 13.1 points and 3.7 assists. Prentiss Hubb is the third double-digit scorer and Dane Goodwin is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.4 rebounds per game. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have lost three of their last four road games.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are averaging 67.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Michael Devoe is averaging 16.1 points and 3.4 rebounds while Moses Wright is averaging 13.6 points and 8.2 rebounds. Jose Alvarado is the third double-digit scorer and James Banks III is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are shooting 29.1 percent from beyond the arc and 65.9 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have lost three straight home games.
The Fighting Irish are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games. The Yellow Jackets are 31-12-1 ATS in their last 44 Wednesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 9-2 in Fighting Irish last 11 road games. The under is 8-1 in Yellow Jackets last 9 overall. The underdog is 10-3-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
I strongly considered the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the free bucket, as they're an experienced and probably the more talented team in this matchup. However, Notre Dame hasn't faired well on the road this season and while the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have had issues with constancy, they are 11-5 ATS on the season. I'll follow the trend of the Yellow Jackets being one of the better covering teams in the country and lay the bucket.