Two ACC programs who are coming off ugly losses cross paths at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta this Sunday with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets hosting the No. 18 Clemson Tigers. Will the Yellow Jackets end their three-game skid? Or will Clemson prolong Georgia Tech’s woes? Register to bet and wager with your pick.
Betting Preview for the Clemson Tigers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets NCAA Basketball Game on January 28, 2018
Where: McCamish Pavilion
When: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 6:00 PM EST
Line: Clemson Tigers (n/a) vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (n/a) –view all NCAA Basketball lines
TV Broadcast: ESPU
Betting on the Clemson Tigers (16-4)
After almost getting choked to death by the Virginia Cavaliers’ defense in a 61-36 loss last Tuesday, Clemson will be out to recover its identity as a decent-scoring team against Georgia Tech. The Tigers are scoring 75.0 points per game on 47.4 percent shooting from the field, but failed to even reach half of their scoring average in the Virginia game, while also making just 31.9 percent (15-of-37)of their shot attempts from the field. Georgia Tech has a solid defense, too, but the Yellow Jackets are not Virginia. The Tigers should fare better offensively in Atlanta, especially with Georgia Tech’s defense having issues of late; Georgia Tech gave up a total of 168 points in their last two outings. That’s good news for Clemson’s leading scorer Marquise Reed, who scored just six points on a salty 3-for-10 shooting against the Cavaliers. On the season, the junior guard Reed is putting up 15.5 points per game. Senior forward Donte Graham, meanwhile, is a threat inside and outside Graham is scoring 14.2 points per game and is shooting 41.9 percent from deep, while leading the team in rebounds with 6.9 per contest.
Clemson is 5-2 ATS in its last seven road games against the Yellow Jackets.
Betting on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (10-10)
Georgia Tech is 21st in the nation in defense with opponents scoring just 65.0 points per game this season. But as mentioned earlier, the Yellow Jackets have been getting roasted of late, which was evident in their 80-66 loss to No. 15 North Carolina on Jan. 20 and during their 88-77 annihilation at the hands of Florida State in the following game. Against the Seminoles, the Yellow Jackets hurt themselves with 16 turnovers, so that’s something they will have to cut down in order to stave off the Tigers. Moreover, they also need to have wiser shot selection after going 5-for-16 from the three-point area in their lose in Tallahassee. Josh Okogie and Jose Alvarado form a potent duo that could bore a hole through Clemson’s defense. Okogie and Alvarado combined for 39 points against the ‘Noles with the latter going 8-for-18 from the field with four threes on nine attempts. The Yellow Jackets’ bench need to show some signs of life to after mustering a paltry total of 11 points in the last two games.
Georgia Tech is 3-1 SU and 2-2 ATS in the last two meetings with Clemson.
Clemson wins, 73-69.
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