Georgia Tech Vs UNC Betting Odds, Final Score Prediction & How To WatchNoah Williams
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets face the 15th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday’s college basketball betting action from the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina at noon ET.
This is the first of two meetings between the Yellow Jackets and the Tar Heels, the second of which will tip on March 3rd, ending the 2014-15 regular season for both programs.
UNC will want to show the selection committee that they can bounce back after losing a heartbreaker to Duke, 92-90, in OT on Wednesday. The game went full Vin Diesel "Fast n Furious" after North Carolina took a double digit lead in the second after trailing at half-time before the Blue Devils outlasted the Tar Heels in OT.
The Tar Heels have lost four of five after sitting near the ACC lead in late January.
”We’re still composed,” junior forward J.P. Tokoto said after Wednesday’s overtime loss at No. 4 Duke. ”We’re still going to keep our composure. We’re not going to panic. We’ve just got to buckle down when it comes down to it.”
Georgia Tech has lost four of its last six games. However, the Yellow Jackets did defeat Clemson 63-52 on Monday to improve to 12-14 on the season. Fourth-year Georgia Tech head- coach Brian Gregory is 19-47 in the ACC.
Georgia Tech’s Projected Starting Lineup: Demarco Cox (C), Robert Sampson (F) Marcus Georges-Hunt (F), Travis Jorgenson (G), Tadric Jackson (G).
North Carolina’s Projected Starting Lineup: Kennedy Meeks (F), Brice Johnson (F), J.P. Tokoto (F), Justin Jackson (F), Marcus Paige (G).
A Closer Look At the Georgia Tech Vs UNC Betting Odds & My Final Score Prediction
Matchup: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at (12) North Carolina Tar Heels
Date: Feb. 21, 2015
Start Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Stadium: Dean E. Smith Center
TV Info: FULLCT/ESPN3
Radio: Georgia Tech Vs North Carolina
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North Carolina has won the last three games in the series, covering the spread in all three. The Tar Heels beat the Yellow Jackets by 13 points in their last meeting, where they were favored by 4.5-points. Marcus Paige was the leading scorer that night with 21 points; 19 scored in the second half.
North Carolina (18-8 SU, 13-12-1 ATS) ranks 16th in points per game with 79.1 while allowing 69.2 PPG. They are the 2nd best in the nation in rebounding, 1st in assists and 38th in field goal percentage. Paige leads the team with 13.6 points per game, followed by Brice Johnson with 12.7 PPG.
The Yellow Jackets ended a two-game losing streak with a 63-52 win over Clemson on Monday, covering the spread as 2.5 points favorites.
Georgia Tech (12-14 SU, 13-10-1 ATS) average 64.4 PPG and allow 63.2. The Yellow Jackets are 24th in rebounds per game, 242nd in assists and 273rd in field goal percentage. Junior forward Marcus Georges-Hunt leads the way with 13.8 points per game.
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Guard Chris Bolden was suspended this week for the remainder of the regular season and one game in the ACC tournament. The school said Bolden violated the athletic association’s student-athlete conduct policy but provided no details of the violation.
Georgia Tech is 1-7 SU in its last eight games on the road and 2-15 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against North Carolina. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia Tech’s last six games when playing on the road against the Tar Heels.
North Carolina is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games, 3-8-1 ATS in its last 12 games, 1-4 SU in its last 5 games, 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home and 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home. The Tar Heels are 7-15-1 ATS in their last 23 games when playing Georgia Tech.