Planning on watching today’s Demon Deacons and Yellow Jackets game? Catch the action at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA, as the Yellow Jackets hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPNU. Wake Forest is favored by -4.5 in this Atlantic Coast conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 150.5 points.
WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS VS GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +4.5
This game will be played at McCamish Pavilion at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 6th.
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 +4.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 150.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.
Do the Demon Deacons Stand a Chance on the Road?
Wake Forest has been dominant at home this season, going 13-2 with an average scoring margin of +16.1 points per game. However, the Demon Deacons have struggled on the road, going just 1-5 with an average scoring margin of -5.8 points per game. They have lost four straight games away from home.
Overall, Wake Forest is 14-7 this season, including a 6-4 mark in ACC play. They are 13-2 when favored, and they are coming off a 99-70 win over Syracuse.
When looking at Wake Forest’s ATS record this season, they are currently 11-9-1. As the favorite, their record vs. the spread is 10-4-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Demon Deacons are 7-2-1. However, their ATS mark on the road this year is just 1-5, and over their last 10 road games, they are 2-7-1.
Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Wake Forest’s games this season (147.4). On the year, their over/under record is 13-8. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 155 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 8-2.
Coming off a good offensive performance, Wake Forest’s offense scored 99 points against Syracuse. Their field goal percentage for the game was 66%, and they went 17/24 from the free-throw line. In terms of three-point shooting, the Demon Deacons offense has been good from outside, hitting 38% of their three-pointers on an average of 22.7 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 47%.
So far, the Demon Deacons’ defense is ranked 139th in the country at 70.9 points per contest. Wake Forest’s three-point defense is currently 62nd in the country at 6.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.1% of their shots vs. Wake Forest.
Will Georgia Tech Come Through as Home Underdogs?
Georgia Tech will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak when they host Wake Forest on Wednesday night. The Yellow Jackets have gone just 4-6 at home this season, and they are 6-5 overall.
For the year, Georgia Tech has gone 10-12 overall, including a 3-7 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play. They are 7-9 as the underdog this season.
As the underdog, Georgia Tech has gone 9-7 vs. the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Yellow Jackets have an ATS record of 5-5. At home, Georgia Tech has gone 4-6-1 vs. the spread this season and just 3-5-1 over their last 10 home games.
Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is higher than the average over/under line of 145.4 in Georgia Tech’s games this season. So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 154 points.
The Yellow Jackets’ offense finished with 76 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 73 points per contest. The top scorer for the Yellow Jackets was Miles Kelly with 20 points, while Naithan George also added 18 to the scoreboard.
Coming into the game, Georgia Tech will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 76.0 points per game (255th). The Georgia Tech defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 82 points and allowed North Carolina State to connect on 9 threes.