Georgia Tech vs Virginia Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/9/24

Virginia (21-9) vs Georgia Tech (14-16)

Game Info: Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 8:00 pm (John Paul Jones Arena)

Betting Odds: Virginia -8.5 -- Over/Under: 124.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will play the Virginia Cavaliers in an ACC game on Saturday night at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia. Georgia Tech has won three games in a row, while Virginia has lost three of their last four. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Georgia Tech vs Virginia prediction.

Georgia Tech Preview

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 14-16 (7-12) this year after they defeated Wake Forest by a score of 70-69 in their last game. Georgia Tech led 40-26 at halftime and they were able to pick up the win, despite being out scored 43-30 in the second half. The Yellow Jackets shot 53.7% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the game. Georgia Tech defeated Florida State by a score of 85-76 and Miami by a score of 80-76 in the two games prior to Wake Forest. The Yellow Jackets are scoring 71.2 points per game with 38.7 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game, while allowing 75 points against per game this season. Miles Kelly is averaging 14.6 points per game, 5.8 rebounds per game, and 2.0 assists per game. Georgia Tech is shooting 42% from the field, 70.2% on free throws, and 33.1% on three pointers this year. 

Virginia Preview

The Virginia Cavaliers are 21-9 (12-7) this season after they lost to Duke by a score of 73-48 in their last game. Virginia trailed 40-18 at the half and could never get back into the game. The Cavaliers shot 30.9% from the field and were -13 in rebounding margin in the game. Virginia defeated Boston College by a score of 72-68 in the game prior to Duke, but lost to UNC and Virginia Tech before that. The Cavaliers are scoring 63.2 points per game with 32.6 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game, while giving up 59.2 points against per game this year. Reece Beekman is averaging 14.1 points per game, 3.5 rebounds per game, and 5.9 assists per game. Virginia is shooting 43.4% from the field, 64.9% on free throws, and 36.2% on three pointers this season. 

Georgia Tech vs Virginia Betting Prediction 

Virginia comes into this game on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament and they will be at home, but they have lost three of their last four games. The Cavaliers have been one of the worst offensive teams in the country over the last couple of weeks, scoring 49 points or fewer in four of their last five games. Georgia Tech is only 7-12 in conference play, but they have won three games in a row. The Yellow Jackets have picked up wins in their last two road games against Wake Forest and Miami and they have scored 70, 85, and 80 points in those three games. Virginia won the first meeting between these teams by a score of 75-66, but I think this game is going to be closer. I can’t trust Virginia’s offense right now and I think Georgia Tech is playing well enough to pull off the upset. Take the Yellow Jackets with the points here. 

David’s Pick Georgia Tech +8.5

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