Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Yellow Jackets and Tigers. The game is starting at 9:00 ET on ACCN, and it’s hosted by the Tigers at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Atlantic Coast conference game currently have the Tigers as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 150.5 points.
GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS VS CLEMSON TIGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +11
This game will be played at Littlejohn Coliseum at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, January 16th.
WHY BET THE GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Tigers.
- Even though we have Clemson winning straight-up, we like Georgia Tech at +11.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 150.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Taking a Look at the Yellow Jackets Chances on the Road
Georgia Tech has been a much better team at home this season, going 5-3 compared to 3-4 on the road. The Yellow Jackets have lost their last two games away from home, and their average margin of defeat on the road this season is -8.0 points per game.
Overall, Georgia Tech is 8-8 on the season, and they have lost four straight games. They are 1-3 in Atlantic Coast Conference play compared to 7-5 in non-conference action.
Georgia Tech has an ATS record of 7-7-1 this season and their road ATS mark is 4-3. As the underdog, the Yellow Jackets have gone 6-4 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Georgia Tech has an ATS record of 6-4.
This season, the over/under record for Georgia Tech games is 7-8 and today’s line of 150.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (145.9). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 162 points.
Coming off their recent game, the Georgia Tech offense tallied 79 points in a matchup against Duke. Their field goal percentage for the game was 54.5%, and they made 11 threes. The team’s top scorer is Miles Kelly, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 15.6, while Kowacie Reeves also carries a PPG average of 12.1 into the game.
The Yellow Jackets’ defense is presently ranked 215th nationally, allowing an average of 74.3 points per contest. Against Duke in their most recent game, the Georgia Tech defense gave up a total of 84 points while allowing Duke to hit 42% of their shots.
Does Clemson Have What it Takes at Home?
After a win over Boston College, Clemson has a record of 12-4, including a 9-1 mark at home. For the season, the Tigers have been favored in 12 of their 16 games, going 9-3 in those contests.
On the year, Clemson’s average scoring margin at home is +13.5 points per game, while their average scoring margin on the road is -0.8 points per game. Currently, the Tigers have lost three straight road games.
As the favorite this season, Clemson has gone 4-7-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tigers have a record of 3-6-1.
Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Clemson’s games this season (147.6). This year, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.
Clemson’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 89 points against Boston College. They had an overall field goal percentage of 54.2% and made 18/22 free throws. Leading the team in scoring is PJ Hall, who is averaging 19.4 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Joseph Girard III also maintains a PPG average of 15.5 heading into game.
At this time, the Tigers’ defense is positioned 169th in the country, permitting 72.2 points per game. Clemson’s three-point defense is currently 185th in the country at 8.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.4% of their shots vs. Clemson.