Northwestern vs. Georgia Tech Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Northwestern is favored on the road, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -2 points against the Yellow Jackets. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 128 points. Tonight’s game takes place from McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, Georgia and will air live on ESPN2.
Northwestern is coming off an 81-50 win over Sacred Heart last weekend. The Wildcats are now 4-2 on the season and 1-3 against the spread. They have yet to play in a true road game this season. Northwestern is scoring 75.7 points per game this season while allowing 73.7 per contest. Scottie Lindsey is putting up 17.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per game to lead the team while Bryant McIntosh is adding 15.3 points and 5.8 assists per contest.
Georgia Tech is coming off a 63-49 win over North Texas last weekend to move to 3-1 on the year. The Yellow Jackets are 1-1 against the spread this season, failing to cover in their last win. Tech is putting up 66.5 points per game this season while allowing just 60.5 per contest. Ben Lammers is averaging 17 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.8 blocks per game while Jose Alvarado is adding 14.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game.
Northwestern has won and covered the spread in two of its last three meetings with Georgia Tech. Northwestern is playing on the road for the first time and they also come into today 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a win. Georgia Tech has covered in five straight Tuesday games and in 10 of its last 12 home games. The public betting is behind Northwestern tonight, but I think the Wildcats will struggled on the road against a Georgia Tech team that still has some positive things going on.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: GEORGIA TECH +2