The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (4-3) will attempt to put an end to the five-game winning streak of Kentucky when they travel to Rupp Arena to go head-to-head with the No. 8 Wildcats (7-1). Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 14, 2019, and it can be seen on ESPN.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Kentucky Wildcats ATS Preview
In the Yellow Jackets’ last game, they got blown out by the Syracuse Orange, 97-63. With 17 points on 8-for-17 shooting, Moses Wright was Georgia Tech’s leading scorer. Syracuse was successful at getting to and converting from the free throw line. The Orange made 25 of their 30 free throws (83.3 percent), while the Yellow Jackets were just 7-18 (38.9 percent).
The Wildcats will look to keep it rolling after thoroughly outplaying the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights in their last contest, 83-52. Kentucky rallied around EJ Montgomery, who was the game’s leading scorer with 25 points on 12-for-16 shooting. Kentucky played a perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.274 (matching their season average) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.532 (above their season average of 0.513). Fairleigh Dickinson was 0.077 and 0.362, respectively, for those same stats.
The offensive glass should be a huge advantage for Kentucky in this battle. The Wildcats rank 18th in offensive rebounding percentage (35.8 percent), while Georgia Tech ranks 284th in defensive rebounding percentage (68.8 percent) dating back to the 2018-19 season.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Kentucky Wildcats Prediction
Free Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Kentucky, ATS Winner – Georgia Tech, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Wildcats average 4.7 blocks per game, which ranks 33rd in the NCAA. The Yellow Jackets rank 97th in blocks allowed per game (3.3).
Georgia Tech ranks 241st in three pointers attempted per game (18.1) while Kentucky ranks 267th (16.2).
Kentucky ranks 15th in rebounds allowed per game (29.4) while Georgia Tech ranks 197th (36.8).
The Wildcats rank 41st in assists allowed per game (10.9) while the Yellow Jackets rank 175th (13.9).
Kentucky ranks 47th in steals allowed per game (5.6) while Georgia Tech ranks 169th (7.3).