Duke at Georgia Tech Pick and Preview 1/14/09
- Updated: January 14, 2009
College Basketball Betting Preview
Duke (14-1) at Georgia Tech (9-6)
Wednesday, 7:00 pm Eastern – ESPN
SBG Global Opening Line: Duke – 11.5 , Total 146
Third-ranked Duke will go for their seventh straight win on Wednesday as they visit Georgia Tech. The Blue Devils have been playing suffocating defense so far to start the conference season as they held Virginia Tech to 44 points and Florida State to 58 points. Duke has held their last four opponents to an average of 55 points per game. SBG Global reports that early College basketball line has the public taking Duke on the Road.
Georgia Tech could have a tough time on Wednesday considering they are not shooting the ball well. They have shot just 39.1 percent in their last two games. The Yellow Jackets didn’t play well at all in Saturday’s 68-61 loss at Maryland. “We really didn’t give ourselves a chance to win,” Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt said. The Yellow Jackets are led by Gani Lawal, who is averaging 16.8 points and 10 rebounds per game.
Duke has won the last three matchups against Georgia Tech and 23 of the last 25 overall. Gerald Henderson had 27 points on 11-of-19 shooting in two games against Georgia Tech last season. He had 25 points in the win against Florida State on Saturday. “Henderson was the star for us,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “I thought his physicality, his athletic ability to create some shots was huge.” Leading scorer Kyle Singler had 15 points against Florida State He had 18 points and nine rebounds in the two games against the Yellow Jackets last season.
Last year the Yellow Jackets went 1-7 against teams in the Top 25. Here are more College Basketball betting stats for Wednesday’s game. The Blue Devils are 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 Wednesday games. The Blue Devils are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. the ACC. The Blue Devils are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings at Georgia Tech.
The Yellow Jackets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. The Yellow Jackets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
The Under is 6-0 in the Blue Devils last 6 vs. the ACC. The Under is 17-5 in the Blue Devils last 22 overall. The Over is 7-3 in the Blue Devils last 10 road games.
SBG Global Current Line: Duke – 11.5 , Total 146
The Under is 5-2 in the Yellow Jackets last 7 overall. The Over is 13-6 in the Yellow Jackets last 19 vs. the ACC. The Under is 8-0 in the last 8 meetings between the two teams.
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