Miami vs. Georgia Tech Pick
Will No. 15 Miami be able to go on the road and pick up a comfortable win over Georgia Tech when the two meet tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Miami is favored on the road, as the Hurricanes are getting odds of -6 points against Georgia Tech. The over/under total for the game is listed at 127 points. Tonight’s game takes place from McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, Georgia and will air live on the ACC Network.
Miami opened ACC play with a 67-53 win at Pitt last weekend for its second straight victory. The Hurricanes are now 12-1 on the season, 1-0 in the ACC and 6-2 against the spread. The Canes are averaging 74.8 points per game on offense while giving up just 58.5 per game on defense. Dewan Huell is leading Miami with 13.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game while Bruce Brown Jr. is adding 11.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest.
Georgia Tech has lost six of its last eight, including a 68-59 loss at Notre Dame. The Yellow Jackets are 6-7 on the season, 0-1 in the ACC and 4-5 against the spread. Tech is averaging just 66.5 points per game on offense while allowing 65.1 per game on defense. Josh Okogie is leading the team with 18 points and 5.4 rebounds per game while Tadric Jackson is adding 15.8 points per contest.
Miami has won two straight meetings with Tech and the Hurricanes are 5-3 against the spread in the last eight meetings. Miami has been able to use good defense to win games and the Canes now face a team that is struggling to score. Georgia Tech has been held to 60 points or less in its last three games against respectable teams. The public betting is strong with Miami and the Hurricanes are my pick for tonight’s clash as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: MIAMI -6