Georgia Tech vs. Tennessee Prediction
Fifth-ranked Tennessee has dominated its first two games as it gets set to host Georgia Tech tonight. Will the Volunteers dominate and cover the spread as a big favorite?
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Thompson-Boling Arena at 9PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Volunteers are a 16-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 139.5. As of Tuesday morning, 70 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Georgia Tech. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Yellow Jackets use big first half to down Lamar
Georgia Tech rolled to a season-opening 88-69 victory over Lamar Friday night as it opened up a 44-22 lead by halftime. Senior guard Brandon Alston paced the Yellow Jackets with 17 points off the bench on 6-of-10 shooting. He also dished out two assists. Jose Alvarado contributed 14 points, five assists, three rebounds and two steals. Curtis Haywood II accounted for 13 points and four assists. Shembari Phillips added 10 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Tennessee cruises past Louisiana-Lafayette
The Volunteers moved to 2-0 on the season Friday night at home as it dominated Louisiana-Lafayette to the tune of 87-65. Tennessee opened up a 48-31 advantage by halftime and did not let up after the break. Junior forward Grant Williams had a huge night with 31 points on 11-of-15 shooting including 3-of-4 from 3-point range. He added 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals. Admiral Schofield chipped in with 15 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Kyle Alexander had 10 points and five boards, while Jordan Bone contributed 10 points along with eight assists and two rebounds. Jordan Bowden added 10 points, four assists and two rebounds.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Yellow Jackets are 6-2 ATS in their last eight Tuesday games. Georgia Tech is 2-6 ATS in its last eight road games.
The under is 7-1 in the last eight Volunteers non-conference games. The under is 7-3 in the last 10 Tennessee games overall.
The Volunteers should win over 20 games this season considering their talent, while Georgia Tech is projected to be around a .500 squad. What the Yellow Jackets have shown is a strong defense, which was the better part of their squad a season ago. Defense can keep games closer as an underdog and I see that happening here, at least for a half. As long as Georgia Tech can go into halftime within about a four to six-point margin, it will have a good shot at sticking around long enough to stay within the number. Take the underdogs here. Last season on their home court, the Yellow Jackets lost to Tennesee by a count of 77-70 and they should be improved this season.
PREDICTION: GEORGIA TECH +16