Yellow Jackets vs. Blue Devils Prediction
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are coming off a narrow home win, but now must travel for a difficult matchup at the second-ranked Duke Blue Devils. Can Georgia Tech keep it close enough to cover as big underdogs?
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Cameron Indoor Stadium at 12PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Blue Devils are a 22-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 147.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 69 percent of public bets are being placed on host Duke. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Yellow Jackets edge Irish
Georgia Tech earned a 63-61 home victory Tuesday night over Notre Dame to improve to 11-8 overall and 3-3 in the ACC. The Yellow Jackets outscored the visitors 35-31 in the second half to secure the win. Georgia Tech shot 24-of-52 from the floor, 5-of-19 on 3-point tries and 10-of-15 at the charity stripe. Jose Alvarado led the way with 16 points on 4-of-13 shooting including 2-of-7 from 3-point distance plus 6-of-6 from the free throw line. He also contributed three rebounds, three steals and two assists. James Banks III tallied 16 points and 10 boards. Abdoulaye Gueye contributed 13 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals. Michael Devoe added 11 points, five assists, three caroms and two steals.
Blue Devils ease past Pitt
Duke raced to a 79-64 road win Tuesday night at the Panthers to move to 16-2 overall and 5-1 in conference play. The Blue Devils led by a big 44-25 margin at halftime to take full control. R.J. Barrett paced Duke with 26 points on 10-of-24 shooting including 3-of-7 from 3-point range plus 3-of-4 at the free throw line. He also notched five rebounds, three assists and two rebounds. Zion Williamson had 25 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals. Cam Reddish added 15 points, six caroms, four dimes and two steals. The Blue Devils shot 28-of-65 from the floor, 7-of-23 from the field and 16-of-20 at the free throw line
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Yellow Jackets are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games versus the ACC. Georgia Tech is 5-2 ATS in its last seven Saturday games.
The Blue Devils are 6-2 ATS in their last eight Saturday games. Duke is 15-7 ATS in its last 22 home games.
The Blue Devils usually play very well at home, shown in their ATS record lately despite usually being big favorites. With Duke not having a big game to look forward to and the return of Tre Jones from injury to return the squad to full health, look for another dominating performance here to cover this big spread against a Yellow Jackets squad that only has three wins over top-100 programs this season.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: DUKE BLUE DEVILS -22