North Carolina Tar Heels vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets NCAAB Betting Prediction

North Carolina Tar vs Georgia Tech Prediction 1/30/2024

The North Carolina Tar Heels (17-3) travel to face off against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (9-11) on Tuesday, January 30th. This game will be played at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta and televised on ESPN. North Carolina is coming off a win in their previous game, while Georgia Tech is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Virginia Tech. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

The North Carolina Tar Heels Are Coming Off A Win

North Carolina is a 10.5-point favorite for tonight’s game against Georgia Tech. The Tar Heels have won 10 straight games and have a record of 17-3, including a perfect 9-0 mark in ACC play. On the road, North Carolina is 6-2, and they have won their last six games away from home.

Overall, the Tar Heels have been favored in 18 of their 20 games, and they have gone 16-2 in those contests. Their average scoring margin on the road is +6.2, and they are coming off a 75-68 win over Florida State.

North Carolina has been a solid bet this season, going 13-7 against the spread. Their road ATS record is 6-2 and they are 3-0 vs. the spread in their last 3 road games. As the favorite, the Tar Heels have an ATS mark of 12-6 this season and they are 8-2 vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the favorite.

On the season, the over/under record for North Carolina games is 10-10, and today’s line of 152.5 is below the average OU line in their games of 153.7. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points, and the OU record in those games is 0-3.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Georgia Tech has struggled mightily at home recently, losing four straight games at home. On the season, they have gone 5-5 at home, compared to 4-5 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +2.2, while it is -8.6 on the road.

So far this season, the Yellow Jackets have been the underdog in 14 of their 20 games, going 6-8 in those games. They are 3-2 as the favorite.

Georgia Tech has an ATS record of 8-10-1 this season and their mark vs. the spread as the underdog is 7-7. At home, the Yellow Jackets have gone 3-6-1 ATS this year and their last 10 ATS mark as the underdog is 5-5.

So far this season, the over/under record for Georgia Tech games sits at 10-9. The average over/under line in their games is 145 and their games have averaged 148.9 points. Today’s over/under line of 152.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games. For the season, 12 of their games have finished with less points than today’s over/under line of 152.5. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and those games have averaged 144 points.

North Carolina Offense Breakdown

Against Florida State, the North Carolina had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 83.1 points per game. They scored 75 points and posted a field goal percentage of 41.4% in the game. In terms of offense, the Tar Heels have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, putting them 168th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 136th in percentage and 176th in three-pointers made.

RJ Davis (G) 21.1 3.6 3.3
Armando Bacot (F) 13.6 9.9 1.4
Harrison Ingram (F) 12.3 8.6 2.5

Georgia Tech Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Georgia Tech offense tallied 67 points in a matchup against Virginia Tech. Their field goal percentage for the game was 37.9%, and they made 8 threes. The top scorer for the Yellow Jackets was Baye Ndongo with 16 points, while Miles Kelly also added 11 to the scoreboard.

Miles Kelly (G) 14.2 5.8 1.9
Kowacie Reeves (G) 11.8 4.0 0.8
Baye Ndongo (F) 13.3 8.6 0.9

North Carolina Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the North Carolina defense is giving up an average of 69.0 points per contest. Against Florida State, the Tar Heels’ defense gave up 68 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Florida State only made 5 free-throws.

Georgia Tech Team Defense

So far, the Yellow Jackets’ defense is ranked 249th in the country at 75.8 points per contest. In today’s game vs. North Carolina, 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 15 free-throws vs. the Yellow Jackets.

Tar Heels vs Yellow Jackets Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Tar Heels have a straight up record of 7-3 while going 7-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 72 points per game in this stretch.
  • In their last five home games, Georgia Tech has averaged 76 points per game while allowing 83. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-3 while going 3-2.
  • The last five games that Georgia Tech was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 1-4 straight up.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Tar Heels have an ATS record of 3-0 and a straight up mark of 3-0.

Tar Heels vs Yellow Jackets Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +10.5, the Yellow Jackets is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 152.5, and our model projects the Tar Heels and Yellow Jackets to reach a combined total of 142 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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