The Virginia Cavaliers (12-5) travel to face off against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (9-8) on Saturday, January 20th. This game will be played at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta and televised on ACCN. Virginia is coming off a win in their previous game, while Georgia Tech is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Duke. Tip-off is set for 6:00 ET.
Virginia Cavaliers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
The Virginia Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win
Virginia is 12-5 overall and 3-3 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. They are 0-5 on the road this season, and their average margin of defeat in these games is -20.8 points per game. Their last three games on the road have all been losses.
Today, Virginia is favored by 1.5 points. They have been favored in 13 of their 17 games this season and have gone 11-2 in those games. Overall, they have won 12 straight games at home.
Virginia’s ATS record this season is 9-8, but they are 0-5 against the spread on the road. Over their last 10 road games, the Cavaliers are just 0-9-1 vs. the spread.
Virginia has an over/under record of 7-10 this season and their games have averaged 122.7 points. Today’s over/under line of 126.5 is lower than their season average over/under line of 126.9. So far, 9 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and those games have averaged 123 points.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Georgia Tech enters this game as a 1.5-point underdog, and they have a 5-5 record as the underdog this season. The Yellow Jackets are 5-3 at home this year, and they are coming off of a 84-79 loss to Duke.
On the season, Georgia Tech is 9-8, and they have lost four straight games. In the ACC, the Yellow Jackets are 1-3, and their average scoring margin at home is +4.9 points per game.
As the underdog, Georgia Tech has gone 6-4 vs. the spread this season. Their overall ATS mark is 7-7-1, but they are just 1-3-1 vs. the spread when favored. At home, the Yellow Jackets have an ATS record of 3-4-1 this year and are 4-4-1 vs. the spread in their last 10 home games.
Georgia Tech’s over/under record this season is 7-8 and the average over/under line in their games is 145.9. So far, 15 of their games have had a higher over/under line than today’s line of 126.5. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 163 points and their over/under record in their last three games is 2-0.
Virginia Offense Breakdown
Coming off their recent game, the Virginia offense tallied 65 points in a matchup against Virginia Tech. Their field goal percentage for the game was 46.3%, and they made 4 threes. In terms of offense, the Cavaliers have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, putting them 250th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 195th in percentage and 297th in three-pointers made.
|Reece Beekman (G)
|Isaac McKneely (G)
|Ryan Dunn (G)
Georgia Tech Offense Breakdown
The Georgia Tech offense is coming off a game in which they scored 79 points vs. Duke. Overall their field goal percentage was 54.5% while connecting on 11 threes. In terms of offense, the Yellow Jackets have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 285th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 305th in percentage and 150th in three-pointers made.
|Miles Kelly (G)
|Kowacie Reeves (G)
|Baye Ndongo (F)
Virginia Team Defense
So far this season, the Virginia defense has been performing well, ranking 2nd in the country at 57.8 points allowed per contest. So far, the Virginia defense is giving up an average of 8.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 7.9 times per game (345th).
Georgia Tech Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Georgia Tech defense is giving up an average of 75.2 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Georgia Tech’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.0% this season.
Cavaliers vs Yellow Jackets Trends
- Across their five previous road games, Virginia has an ATS mark of 0-5. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-5 while averaging 51 points per game.
- Through their last ten home contests, the Yellow Jackets offense has averaged 72 points per game while allowing an average of 78. Georgia Tech posted an overall record of 5-5 while going 5-5 ATS.
- Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Yellow Jackets have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-1.
- Through their last five games as the favorite, the Cavaliers have an ATS record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 4-1.
The Yellow Jackets come in as the underdog at +1.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 126.5 and given that our model is projecting 142 points between the teams, we like the over.
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