Wake Forest vs. Georgia Tech - 2/19/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (12-13) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (11-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum)
The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -2 -- Over/Under: 137 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (12-13, 6-8 CONF) and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (11-14, 4-11 CONF) will meet on Wednesday, February 19th for an ACC matchup at the Lawrence-Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC. The game will be played at 7:00 PM eastern time.
Georgia Tech is coming off a 64-58 home win over Louisville, which is a great upset win for a team that has struggled for a large portion of the season. Georgia Tech has now won three of their last four games overall, one of those wins coming against Morehouse College, a non-NCAA D1 team. Wake Forest is coming off a road loss to Miami, 71-54. Wake Forest has lost three of their last five overall, all to ACC schools.
Georgia Tech scores 68.0 points per game on 45.0% FG shooting this season. The Yellow Jackets’ leading scorer is G Michael Devoe who scores 16.0 PPG. Georgia Tech allows 66.6 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +1.4 scoring differential so far this season. Georgia Tech also earns 35.7 rebounds, 13.6 assists, 4.8 blocks, and 7.0 steals per game.
Wake Forest scores 71.2 points per game on 42% FG shooting this season. The Demon Deacons’ leading scorer is G Brandon Childress who averages 15.0 PPG. Wake Forest gives up 72.1 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a -.9 point differential so far this season. Wake Forest also earns 38.4 rebounds, 12.4 assists, 2.8 blocks, and 5.0 steals per game.
Georgia Tech is 15-9 ATS this season and 5-4 ATS in their last nine games. Georgia Tech is also 7-3 ATS on the road so far this season. Wake Forest is 14-11 ATS this season and 7-3 ATS in their last ten games. Wake Forest is also 6-5 ATS at home so far this season.
Georgia Tech just took down a good Louisville squad, and they have played the much better basketball as of late. Wake Forest has not looked sharp recently, therefore I like GT as the road dog in this one.