Georgia Tech vs. Ole Miss Pick
Can No. 5 Ole Miss find a way to pick up a sizable home win over No. 6 Georgia Tech when the two meet in the NIT Tournament quarterfinal tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Ole Miss is the favorite tonight, as the Rebels are getting odds of -5.5 points against Georgia Tech. The over/under total for the game is listed at 144.5 points. They will play tonight from the Pavilion at Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi.
Ole Miss is coming off an 85-80 win at Syracuse this weekend to reach this quarterfinal. The Rebels also beat Monmouth, 91-83, to open the NIT. They are now 22-13 on the season and they have covered the spread in five straight to move to 21-13-1 ATS on the season. Ole Miss averages 78.3 points per game on offense while the defense gives up 76.4 per game. Dendre Burnett is leading the team with 16.8 points per game while Sebastian Saiz adds 15 points and 11.3 rebounds per contest.
Georgia Tech is coming off a 71-57 win over Belmont in the second round of the NIT. The Yellow Jackets defeated Indiana in the first round, 75-63. They are now 19-15 on the season and 18-11 against the spread after going 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games. The Jackets are averaging just 66.5 points per game while allowing only 63.3 points per game. Josh Okogie is leading the team with 15.8 points per game while Ben Lammers is averaging 14.2 points and 9.4 rebounds per game.
Georgia Tech has won its last two games, but both were essentially home games. The game with Indiana was played in Atlanta despite the Hoosiers being the better seed. Ole Miss has been playing some pretty good basketball over the past month. They have also won five straight at home and should be able to handle this lackluster offense. Ole Miss will be able to run past the Jackets tonight as they continue to build on their strong shooting.
NIT TOURNAMENT PREDICTION: OLE MISS -5.5