Syracuse Orange vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets NCAAB Betting Prediction

Syracuse Orange vs Georgia Tech Yellow Prediction 2/17/2024

The Syracuse Orange (16-9) travel to face off against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (10-15) on Saturday, February 17th. This game will be played at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta and televised on CW. Syracuse is coming off a win in their previous game, while Georgia Tech is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Notre Dame. Tip-off is set for 5:30 ET.

Syracuse Orange vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

The Syracuse Orange Are Coming Off A Win

So far this season, Syracuse has been a much better team at home compared to on the road. The Orange have gone 13-3 at home, compared to just 3-6 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +5.8, while it is -6.6 on the road.

Coming into this game, Syracuse has been favored 14 times, going 13-1 in those games. The Orange are favored by 1 point today, and they will look to improve on their 16-9 record.

Overall, Syracuse has an ATS record of 10-15 this season. On the road, they are 3-6 vs. the spread. As the favorite, the Orange are 7-7 vs. the spread this year. In their last 10 games as the favorite, they have a 6-4 ATS mark.

On the season, the over/under record in Syracuse games is 13-12. Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this year (151.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 164 points, which is higher than today’s over/under line of 150.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

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

Georgia Tech is 10-15 overall and has lost four straight games. In ACC play, the Yellow Jackets are 3-10, and they are 7-5 in non-conference action.

At home, Georgia Tech is 6-6 with an average scoring margin of -0.5 points per game. Over their last 10 games at home, the Yellow Jackets are 4-6.

As the underdog this season, Georgia Tech has gone 10-9 vs. the spread. Their overall ATS record is 11-12-1, and at home, they are just 4-7-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Yellow Jackets have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Georgia Tech’s games this year (145.4). So far, 19 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 129 points compared to their season average of 146.8 points per game.

Syracuse Offense Breakdown

The Syracuse offense is coming off a game where they scored 86 points against North Carolina. They posted a field goal percentage of 62.5% and connected on 8 threes. The top scorer for the Orange was Judah Mintz with 25 points, while J.J. Starling also chipped in with 23 points.

Judah Mintz (G) 18.4 3.2 4.6
J.J. Starling (G) 13.6 3.2 1.8
Chris Bell (F) 11.4 2.0 0.7

Georgia Tech Offense Breakdown

The Georgia Tech offense is coming off a game where they scored 55 points against Notre Dame. They posted a field goal percentage of 45.8% and connected on 5 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Miles Kelly, who is averaging 14.6 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Baye Ndongo also maintains a PPG average of 11.8 heading into game.

Miles Kelly (G) 14.6 5.8 1.9
Baye Ndongo (F) 11.8 7.9 0.8
Kowacie Reeves (G) 10.4 4.1 0.8

Syracuse Team Defense

At this time, the Orange’s defense is positioned 237th in the country, permitting 74.7 points per game. So far, the Syracuse defense is giving up an average of 10.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.2 times per game (513rd).

Georgia Tech Team Defense

At present, the Yellow Jackets’ defense is nationally ranked 257th, allowing 75.6 points per game. Against Notre Dame in their most recent game, the Georgia Tech defense gave up a total of 58 points while allowing Notre Dame to hit 31% of their shots.

Orange vs Yellow Jackets Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Orange have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 1-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 69 points per game in this stretch.
  • In their last five home games, Georgia Tech has averaged 71 points per game while allowing 80. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-4 while going 3-2.
  • Going back to their last three games as the underdog, the Yellow Jackets have a straight up record of 0-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-2.
  • Against the spread, the Orange have put together of 2-3 in their last five games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 4-1 straight up.

Orange vs Yellow Jackets Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +1, 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.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 150.5 and given that our model is projecting 142 points between the teams, we like the under.

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