Notre Dame vs. Georgia Tech Pick
Can No. 14 Notre Dame handle being a small road favorite when it faces Georgia Tech today at Noon ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Notre Dame is favored today, as the Fighting Irish are getting odds of -6.5 points against the Yellow Jackets. The over/under total for the game is listed at 137. Notre Dame has won four of the last five in this series, but Georgia Tech is 6-0-1 against the spread in the last seven against the Irish.
Notre Dame is coming off a 71-54 loss at home to Virginia this week to drop to 17-4 overall and 6-2 in the ACC. The Irish had covered the spread in six straight prior to the loss to the Cavs and they are 10-4-1 ATS on the season. ND is putting up 79.9 points per game on offense while the defense is allowing 67.6 per game. On the road, the Irish have been giving up 73.2 per game. Bonzie Colson is averaging 15.6 points and 10.5 rebounds per game to lead the Irish while Steve Vasturia is adding 14.9 points per contest.
Georgia Tech snapped a two-game losing streak with a surprising 78-56 win at home over Florida State this week. The Yellow Jackets are now 12-8 overall and 4-4 in the ACC. Tech has covered in five straight, moving to 9-7 against the spread for the season. The Jackets average just 67.4 points per game on offense this year while holding opponents to 66.8 per game. At home, Tech is allowing just 62 points per game. Josh Okogie is leading Tech with 15.6 points per game while Ben Lammers is adding 14.7 points and 9.7 rebounds per game.
Notre Dame is coming off a bad loss to the Cavaliers in which it was embarrassed at home, but that should be okay heading into today’s game. The Irish have responded well to losses in recent years, going 9-3-1 ATS after a loss since 2015. Georgia Tech may be a little overconfident after such a sizable win over Florida State while the Irish should come in very hungry.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: NOTRE DAME -6.5