The Wolf Pack and Yellow Jackets are set to face off at 9:00 ET on ESPN. The Yellow Jackets will host the game at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, HI. The Wolf Pack are the favorites in this non-conference matchup against the Yellow Jackets. The over/under for the game is set at 141 points.
NEVADA WOLF PACK VS GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +6.5
This game will be played at Stan Sheriff Center at 9:00 ET on Sunday, December 24th.
WHY BET THE GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-66 in favor of the Yellow Jackets.
- Not only will Georgia Tech pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 141 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Are Nevada Ready for a Road Win?
After defeating TCU 88-75 in their previous game, Nevada now holds a record of 11-1. So far this season, Nevada has gone 4-1 on the road and 5-0 at home. As of today’s game, Nevada holds an 8-2 ATS record. In their last ten games, Nevada is 4-1 vs. the spread.
So far, Nevada’s games have averaged 145.4 points per game with the average over/under line being 146.4 points. The Wolf Pack’s last five games have culminated with an average of 137 points per game and an over/under record of 1-4.
Nevada is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 88 points vs. TCU. This figure is more than their season average of 79.2 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Jarod Lucas, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 17.3, while Kenan Blackshear also maintains a PPG average of 15.7 leading up to the game.
This season, the Nevada defense has been impressive, holding the 39th position in the country while permitting an average of 63.6 points per contest. In today’s game, the Nevada defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 3 three-pointers while giving up 75 points.
Does Georgia Tech Stand a Chance at Home?
In their previous ten home games, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have a 9-1 record, including last year, going into their game against the Nevada Wolf Pack, who currently hold a record of 8-3. Georgia Tech has a current ATS record of 6-4 heading into today’s game. Looking at their performance over the last five games, they are 3-1-1 vs. the spread.
After 11 games, Georgia Tech has an over/under record of 4-6-0, with their games averaging a combined 145.8 points per game so far. The Yellow Jackets have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 149 points per game.
In their latest game, Georgia Tech offense put up 73 points against Hawaii. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 46% and made 5 threes. Baye Ndongo led the scoring for the Yellow Jackets, contributing 22 points. Additionally, Naithan George chipped in with 14 points.
At this time, the Yellow Jackets’ defense is positioned 125th in the country, permitting 69.4 points per game. In today’s game vs. Nevada, the Georgia Tech defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Georgia Tech made 18 free-throws vs. the Yellow Jackets.