Pittsburgh Panthers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets NCAAB Betting prediction

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Georgia Tech Prediction 1/23/2024

The Pittsburgh Panthers (11-7) travel to face off against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (9-9) on Tuesday, January 23rd. This game will be played at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta and televised on ESPNU. Pittsburgh 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. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

The Pittsburgh Panthers Are Coming Off A Win

After defeating Duke 80-76, Pittsburgh is 11-7 overall and 2-4 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. They have a 9-3 non-conference record and are 4-1 on the road this season. The Panthers have won two straight games as the road team and have a +10.2 average scoring margin away from home.

For the season, Pittsburgh has been favored 13 times and has a 10-3 record in those games. They are favored by 2.5 points against Georgia Tech today. So far, the Panthers have gone 6-4 in their last 10 road games.

Overall, Pittsburgh has a solid ATS mark of 9-7-1 this season. The Panthers have been the favorite in 13 games, going 8-4-1 vs. the spread. On the road, Pitt has an ATS record of 4-1 and they are 2-1 ATS in their last 3 road games. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Panthers are 5-4-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is lower than the average over/under line of 147.4 in Pittsburgh’s games this season. So far, their over/under record is 11-6. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points. In their last 10 games, the over/under record is 5-4.

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

Georgia Tech has lost five straight games, bringing their overall record to 9-9. The Yellow Jackets are 1-4 in ACC play compared to an 8-5 record outside of the conference.

At home, Georgia Tech is 5-4 this season, but they have lost three straight games. Overall, they are 5-5 in their last 10 games at home.

Georgia Tech’s ATS record this season is 7-8-1, including a 3-5-1 mark at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Yellow Jackets are 6-4 vs. the spread, and they have gone 2-1 ATS in their last three games as the underdog.

This season, the over/under record for Georgia Tech games is 8-8. So far, the average point total in their games is 147, which is just a bit higher than the average OU line of 144.8. Today’s OU line is set at 144.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 162 points and their OU record in their last 10 games is 7-2.

Pittsburgh Offense Breakdown

Pittsburgh’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 80 points against Duke. They had an overall field goal percentage of 50.8% and made 10/16 free throws. The team’s top scorer is Blake Hinson, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 18.4, while Carlton Carrington also carries a PPG average of 13.2 into the game.

Blake Hinson (F) 18.4 5.0 0.7
Carlton Carrington (G) 13.2 5.1 4.5
Ishmael Leggett (G) 11.6 5.6 2.4

Georgia Tech Offense Breakdown

The Georgia Tech offense is coming off a game in which they scored 66 points vs. Virginia. Overall their field goal percentage was 45.1% while connecting on 9 threes. Offensively, the Yellow Jackets hold a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, placing them 278th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 300th in terms of percentage and 143rd in three-pointers made.

Miles Kelly (G) 15.1 6.1 2.0
Kowacie Reeves (G) 11.9 4.2 0.8
Baye Ndongo (F) 12.9 8.7 1.0

Pittsburgh Team Defense

So far, the Panthers’ defense is ranked 63rd in the country at 66.8 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Georgia Tech, the Pittsburgh defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Pittsburgh made 21 free-throws vs. the Panthers.

Georgia Tech Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Georgia Tech defense is giving up an average of 75.2 points per contest. So far, the Georgia Tech defense is giving up an average of 9.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.9 times per game (568th).

Panthers vs Yellow Jackets Trends

  • In their last three road games, Pittsburgh has averaged 78 points per game while allowing 75. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • Georgia Tech has played well in their previous five home games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 77 points per game while allowing 78. The team also performed well vs the spread at 4-1.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Yellow Jackets have a straight up record of 1-2 and an ATS mark of 2-1.
  • Although the Panthers have a strong straight up record in their last five games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the spread going 2-2-1.

Panthers vs Yellow Jackets Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +2.5, 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 144.5, and our model projects the Panthers and Yellow Jackets to reach a combined total of 142 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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