Yellow Jackets vs. Cavaliers Prediction
The second-ranked Virginia Cavaliers will move into a first-place tie in the Atlantic Coast Conference as long as they defeat the visiting Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets as big favorites. Will Virginia cover the big spread tonight?
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
John Paul Jones Arena at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Cavaliers are an 18.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 119 points. As of Wednesday morning, 62 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Georgia Tech. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Yellow Jackets unable to hang at Hurricanes
Georgia Tech suffered an 80-65 loss Saturday afternoon at Miami to drop to 12-16 overall and 4-11 in the ACC. Jose Alvarado paced the Yellow Jackets with 20 points on 6-of-14 shooting including 2-of-6 from 3-point range plus 6-of-9 at the free throw line. He also contributed seven rebounds, four assists and two steals. Moses Wright tallied 19 points and five boards. Michael Devoe added 13 points and three assists. Georgia Tech trailed 39-23 at halftime and could not bounce back. The Yellow Jackets shot 25-of-58 from the floor, 7-of-21 from 3-point range and 8-of-12 on free throws.
Cavaliers rally past Cardinals
Virginia secured a 65-52 victory at Louisville Saturday afternoon to improve to 24-2 overall and 12-2 in conference play. The Cavaliers dominated the second half by outscoring the Cardinals 37-15 after trailing by 10 at the break. De'Andre Hunter led Virginia with 26 points on 9-of-11 shooting including 2-of-2 from 3-point distance plus 6-of-6 at the charity stripe. He also tallied four rebounds and two steals. Mamadi Diakite accounted for 14 points, five rebounds and three blocked shots off the bench. Jay Huff added 12 points, seven boards and two blocks as a reserve. Virginia shot 26-of-56 from the field, 2-of-17 on 3-point tries and 10-of-10 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Yellow Jackets are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games. Georgia Tech is 26-10-1 ATS in its last 37 Wednesday games.
The Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last four Wednesday games. Virginia is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 ACC games.
The Cavaliers haven't been blowing teams out like they were earlier in the season or this spread would be bigger. But the Yellow Jackets are also the worst team Virginia has faced in a month. I think this is one of those contests where the Cavs show their dominance on the defense end and ease to a win, picking up right where they left off after the second half at Louisville.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: VIRGINIA CAVALIERS -18.5