The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (14-7) travel to face off against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (10-12) on Tuesday, February 6th. This game will be played at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta and televised on ESPNU. Wake Forest is coming off a win in their previous game, while Georgia Tech is looking to get back on track from a loss to the North Carolina State. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons Are Coming Off A Win
So far this season, Wake Forest has been much better at home than on the road. They have a record of 13-2 at home compared to just 1-5 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +16.1 compared to -5.8 on the road.
Coming into this game, Wake Forest has won 11 straight games at home. They are 13-2 this season when favored, and they have been favored in 15 of their 21 games. Overall, the Demon Deacons have a record of 14-7, including a 6-4 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play.
Wake Forest has an ATS record of 11-9-1 this season and they are 10-4-1 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Demon Deacons have gone 7-2-1 vs. the spread.
Wake Forest’s over/under record for the season is 13-8 and the average scoring total in their games is 151.6. Today’s over/under line of 151.5 is similar to their season average over/under line of 147.4. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 155 points.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Georgia Tech enters this game as a 4-point underdog, and they have gone 7-9 in their 16 games as the underdog this season. The Yellow Jackets are 6-5 at home, and they have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games at home.
In their most recent game, the Yellow Jackets lost to North Carolina State by a score of 82-76. This season, Georgia Tech has gone 10-12, including a 3-7 record in Atlantic Coast Conference games.
Against the spread, Georgia Tech has a record of 10-10-1 this season. At home, they are 4-6-1 vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Yellow Jackets have gone 9-7 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Georgia Tech has a mark of 5-5 vs. the spread.
Georgia Tech’s over/under record this season is 11-10 and the average scoring total in their games is 149.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 151.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (145.4). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 154 points.
Wake Forest Offense Breakdown
Wake Forest’s offense had a good outing, putting up 99 points against Syracuse. They achieved a 66% field goal percentage and went 17/24 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Demon Deacons hold a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, placing them 56th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 41st in terms of percentage and 69th in three-pointers made.
|Hunter Sallis (G)
|Kevin Miller (G)
|Cameron Hildreth (G)
Georgia Tech Offense Breakdown
The Georgia Tech offense is coming off a game where they scored 76 points against North Carolina State. They posted a field goal percentage of 41.4% and connected on 11 threes. Miles Kelly led the team in scoring, putting up 20 points. Additionally, Naithan George contributed 18 points for the Yellow Jackets.
|Miles Kelly (G)
|Kowacie Reeves (G)
|Baye Ndongo (F)
Wake Forest Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Wake Forest defense is giving up an average of 70.9 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Syracuse, the Orange finished with a field goal percentage of 66% and a total of 70 points vs. Wake Forest.
Georgia Tech Team Defense
Currently, the Yellow Jackets’ defense holds the 257th rank in the nation, allowing 76.0 points per game. In today’s game vs. Wake Forest, 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 21 free-throws vs. the Yellow Jackets.
Demon Deacons vs Yellow Jackets Trends
- Across the Demon Deacons last three road games, the team averaged 70 points per game while allowing 81. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 0-3, while going 0-3 straight-up.
- Through their last ten home contests, the Yellow Jackets offense has averaged 73 points per game while allowing an average of 81. Georgia Tech posted an overall record of 4-6 while going 6-4 ATS.
- Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Yellow Jackets have a strong record vs the spread going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-2.
- In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Demon Deacons have a strong straight up record of 4-1. In addition, their ATS record was 3-1-1 in these scenarios.
Coming in as the underdogs at +4, we have the Yellow Jackets as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 151.5 and given that our model is projecting 143 points between the teams, we like the under.
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