15* ACC Tournament PLAY OF THE DAY on Miami -6.5
Georgia Tech vs. Miami,
03/08/2012 21:25 EDT,
Score: 36 - 54
Point Spread: -6½/-110 Miami
The Miami Hurricanes need this win to help their chances of making the NCAA Tournament. With a loss Thursday, the Hurricanes would almost certainly be on the outside looking in in terms of the Big Dance. I believe they have what it takes to not only win this game, but to win it by double-digits.
Georgia Tech is in a four-way tie for the worst record in the ACC this season at 4-12. The Yellow Jackets are just 11-19 on the season, and they simply aren't even in the same class as Miami. That was evident when these teams met at Georgia Tech on January 24th in their lone meeting of the season. Miami ran away with that game 64-49 as a 2-point favorite.
I like the Hurricanes (18-11) to be able to put a similar beat down on the Yellow Jackets on a neutral court this time around. They shot 48.1 percent from the field while limiting Georgia Tech to just 35.7 percent shooting in that victory. Miami was outrebounded and shot only three free throws, yet still won by 15 points.
Georgia Tech is 0-6 ATS after 1 or more consecutive wins this season. Head coach Brian Gregory is 3-20 ATS versus excellent ball handling teams - committing