Miami at Georgia Tech 3/11/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (15-8) vs Miami Hurricanes (10-16)
Game Info: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 2:30 pm (Greensboro Coliseum)
Betting Odds: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -9 -- Over/Under: 138 Click Here for the Latest Odds
Miami faces Georgia Tech on Thursday, March 11th at Greensboro Coliseum for an NCAA basketball ACC Conference Tournament matchup.
Miami has come to play, as the Canes have already earned two upset wins over Pittsburgh and Clemson in the first two rounds of the ACC tournament to reach the quarterfinals. Miami defeated Pitt by the final score of 79-73 in the first round and then took down Clemson by the final score of 67-64 in a nailbiter. Miami is now 10-16 overall and will look to take down yet another team as the underdog in the quarters. Miami's leading scorer so far this season has been G Isaiah Wong, who has scored 17.2 points per game for the Hurricanes. Miami as a team has scored 66.4 points per game and has shot the ball at a 41.9% clip from the field. Miami has also allowed 71.3 points per game to its opponents as well.
Georgia Tech finished the regular season with a 75-63 win over Wake Forest on March 5th on the road. Georgia Tech was not a team on many people's radars a few weeks ago, but the Yellow Jackets have won six straight games and look to be a force to be reckoned with in the ACC. Moses Wright was named the ACC player of the year for Georgia Tech, as the forward has averaged 18.0 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per contest for the Jackets. Georgia Tech as a team has scored 75.6 points per game and has shot the ball at a 47.5% clip from the field as well. Georgia Tech has also allowed 70.0 points per game. Georgia Tech just took down this Miami team on February 20th on the road by the final score of 87-60 in a game that GT was up by 30 at the half.
Georgia Tech opens as a 9-point favorite and the total is set at 138. I believe the Miami-train comes to a screeching halt in this game, as Georgia Tech is too hot and too talented to be upset here. I like Georgia Tech to win this game by double-digits.