Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Cavaliers versus the Yellow Jackets? Tip off is at at 6:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ACCN. The game will be played at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA. The Cavaliers are favored in this Atlantic Coast conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 128.5 points.

VIRGINIA CAVALIERS VS GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +1.5

This game will be played at McCamish Pavilion at 6:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.

WHY BET THE GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Yellow Jackets.
  • Not only will Georgia Tech pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 128.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 142 points.

Can the Cavaliers Pull Out the Win as Road Favorites?

Virginia is 12-5 overall this season and 3-3 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Cavaliers have gone 9-2 in non-conference games and are 11-2 when favored. They have yet to win on the road, going 0-5 so far.

Virginia’s average scoring margin at home is +18.8, compared to -20.8 on the road. They have won their last 12 games at home, but their road losing streak is at five. Their record over their last 10 road games is 2-8.

Virginia has an ATS record of 9-8 this season, going 0-5 vs. the spread on the road. They have gone 8-5 vs. the spread when favored this year and are 2-1 ATS in their last three games as the favorite.

This season, the over/under record for Virginia games is 7-10. Today’s line of 128.5 is similar to the average over/under line of 126.9 in their games. So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average of 123 points per game.

Virginia offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 65 points against Virginia Tech. In that game, they made 4/14 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 46.3%. In terms of offense, the Cavaliers have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, putting them 252nd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 195th in percentage and 297th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Virginia defense is giving up an average of 57.8 points per contest. Against Virginia Tech in their most recent game, the Virginia defense gave up a total of 57 points while allowing Virginia Tech to hit 46% of their shots.

Will the Yellow Jackets Secure A Victory as Home Underdogs?

Georgia Tech will look to snap a two-game home losing streak when they host Virginia as 1.5-point underdogs. The Yellow Jackets are 5-3 at home this season, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games at home.

For the year, Georgia Tech is 9-8 overall, and they are 2-3 in ACC games. In their most recent game, the Yellow Jackets defeated Clemson by a score of 93-90.

Georgia Tech has an ATS record of 8-7-1 this season. At home, they are 3-4-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Yellow Jackets have gone 7-3 ATS.

Georgia Tech’s over/under record for the season sits at 8-8 and the average point total in their games is 149.6. Today’s over/under line of 128.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (146.2). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 163 points.

The Georgia Tech offense is coming off a game where they scored 93 points against Clemson. They posted a field goal percentage of 50% and connected on 15 threes. Miles Kelly is leading the team in scoring at 15.5 points per contest. Kowacie Reeves has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.2 going into the game.

The Yellow Jackets’ defense is presently ranked 235th nationally, allowing an average of 75.2 points per contest. So far, the Georgia Tech defense is giving up an average of 9.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.8 times per game (558th).