Indiana vs. Georgia Tech Prediction
Is Indiana a good bet to topple Georgia Tech tonight at 9:00PM ET when the two teams square off in the first round of the NIT tournament?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Hoosiers are now 2.5-point favorites versus the Yellow Jackets after opening as a 5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 143.5 and has been bet down a full point to 142.5.
Indiana enters play tonight having lost seven of its last 10 games and is just 4-5-1 against the spread during that same span. The Hoosiers are also just 14-15 against the number on the year, which includes a 3-5 ATS record on the road.
Georgia Tech lost six of 10 entering the NIT tournament but is 6-3-1 against the spread during that span. The Yellow Jackets also own a 16-11 record at the betting window on the season and finished 17-15 straight up on the year.
OUR PREDICTION: Indiana is 14-6-1 at the betting window in its last 21 games coming off an ATS loss, while Georgia Tech is just 2-6 against the spread in its last eight games versus the Big Ten. The Yellow Jackets have also failed to cover the point spread in four of their last five non-conference games.
NIT FIRST-ROUND PREDICTION: INDIANA HOOSIERS -2.5