Yellow Jackets vs. Wildcats Prediction
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have a tall task this evening as they play at the eighth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats. Can Georgia Tech make it competitive enough to make its bettors happy?
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Rupp Arena at 5PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Wildcats are a 15.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 137 points. As of Saturday morning, 56 percent of public bets are coming in on host Kentucky. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Yellow Jackets crushed by Orange
Georgia Tech lost 97-63 at home last Saturday to drop to 4-3 overall and 1-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Yellow Jackets trailed 48-28 at halftime and were unable to recover. Moses Wright led Georgia Tech with 17 points on 8-of-17 shooting plus 1-of-5 at the free throw line. He also pulled down nine rebounds. Bubba Parham added 11 points and three assists.
Wildcats dominate Knights
Kentucky cruised to an 83-62 victory last Saturday at home over Fairleigh Dickinson to improve to 8-1 overall and 6-1 at home. The Wildcats led 43-23 at halftime on their way to the easy win. E.J. Montgomery paced Kentucky with 25 points on 12-of-16 shooting plus 1-of-2 at the charity stripe. He also ripped down nine rebounds. Keion Brooks Jr. contributed 15 points and five boards off the bench. Nick Richards tallied 12 points, 10 caroms and two blocked shots. Ashton Hagans added 11 points, 11 assists, two rebounds and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Yellow Jackets are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall. Georgia Tech is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 road games.
The Wildcats are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games. Kentucky is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games following an ATS win.
Do not completely discount the Yellow Jackets as they are a top 100 team currently and the best squad Kentucky has faced since beating Michigan State in its opener. Georgia Tech has faced four top 100 teams and gone 1-3 straight up, but the two losses prior to the Syracuse fiasco were extremely close. Expect the Yellow Jackets to show some pride here and give the Wildcats at least a decent test to stay within the number.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS +15.5