Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Fighting Irish and Yellow Jackets. The game is starting at 9:00 ET on ACCN, and it’s hosted by the Yellow Jackets at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this Atlantic Coast conference contest is set at 133 points, with the Yellow Jackets being the favored team playing at home against the Fighting Irish.
NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH VS GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -6
This game will be played at McCamish Pavilion at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, January 9th.
WHY BET THE GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Yellow Jackets.
- Not only will Georgia Tech pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 133 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Will the Fighting Irish Defense Show Up on the Road?
Notre Dame enters this game with a 6-9 record, including a 1-3 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Fighting Irish have lost two straight games, and they are 5-6 at home compared to 1-3 on the road.
So far, Notre Dame has been the underdog in eight of its 15 games, going 2-6 in those contests. On the road, the Fighting Irish are just 1-9 in their last 10 games.
As the underdog this season, Notre Dame has gone 6-2 against the spread. Their overall ATS record is 8-7. On the road, the Fighting Irish are 3-1 vs. the spread this year and have gone 6-4 in their last 10 road games. In their last three games as the underdog, Notre Dame is 3-0 ATS.
Notre Dame’s over/under record this season is 4-11 and today’s line of 133 is lower than the average OU line in their games (133.7). So far, 10 of their games have finished with fewer points than 133. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 120 points and this season, their games have averaged 127.5 points per game.
In their recent matchup, the Notre Dame offense ended with 59 points against Duke. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 39% and made 5 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Markus Burton who comes into today’s matchup averaging 16.2. J.R Konieczny also heads into the game with a PPG average of 9.4.
In the current season, the Notre Dame defense has excelled, sitting 47th in the nation by allowing 64.9 points per game. In today’s game, the Notre Dame defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 5 three-pointers while giving up 67 points.
Can The Yellow Jackets Secure a Home Victory?
Georgia Tech will look to end their three-game losing streak when they host Notre Dame. The Yellow Jackets are 5-3 at home this season, and they have gone 7-3 in their last ten games at home.
For the season, Georgia Tech has an overall record of 8-6, including a 1-2 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference games. They have been the favorite in five games this season, going 3-2 in those contests.
Georgia Tech’s ATS record this season is currently 6-7-1, and they are 3-4-1 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Yellow Jackets have gone just 3-6-1 vs. the spread.
Georgia Tech’s over/under record this year is 6-8 and today’s line of 133 is lower than the average over/under line of 145.9 in their games. However, their games have averaged 146.3 points this season and their last three games have averaged 157 points.
Georgia Tech is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 87 points versus Boston College. This output is higher than their season-average of 72.7 points per game. The team’s scoring leader is Miles Kelly, who holds an average of 14.9 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Kowacie Reeves is averaging 12.5 points per game this season.
At this time, the Yellow Jackets’ defense is positioned 205th in the country, permitting 73.6 points per game. The Georgia Tech defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 95 points and allowed Boston College to connect on 10 threes.