The No. 9 Duke Blue Devils have not lost to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in over eight years now. Will that streak of failure at the hands of Duke end this Saturday for the Yellow Jackets? Or will Duke just add Georgia Tech to their list of victims this season? Register to bet and wager with your pick.
Betting Preview for the Duke Blue Devils vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets College Basketball Game on February 11, 2018
Where: McCamish Pavilion
When: Sunday, February 11, 6:00PM EST
Line: Duke Blue Devils (n/a) vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (n/a)–view all NCAA Basketball lines
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Duke Blue Devils (19-4)
After taking on bitter rival North Carolina, the Blue Devils will travel to Atlanta to take on the Yellow Jackets. As usual, Duke is going to bring its high-octane offense that features five players who are scoring no fewer than 11.3 points per game. That group is led by freshman sensation Marvin Bagley III. Bagley leads the ACC in both points (21.4 PPG) and rebounds (11.2).Georgia Tech and its solid defense has a solid defense on paper, but teams like Wright State, Georgia, and Boston College all scored at least 80 points against the Yellow Jackets, so expect Duke to have its way on offense this Saturday. The Blue Devils are No. 1 in the nation with 89.6 points per game. Duke’s rebounding is also going to help the team greatly in this game, as the Blue Devils are second nationally with 42.6 boards per game, which eclipses Georgia Tech’s average of 34.0 rebounds.
Duke is 10-0 SU and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 games against the Yellow Jackets.
Betting on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (11-12)
Georgia Tech allows just an average of 65.3 points per game, but even on days when the Yellow Jackets’ defense was working, they just seem to have not enough firepower on offense to pull off a win. They are second worst in the ACC with an average of 66.1 points per game. They are shooting just 43.4 percent from the field, which looks even worse when you consider that the Yellow Jackets only attempt 54.2 shots per game (313th). That said, there is legitimate offensive talent on the team. Josh Okogie leads the team with 18.0 points per game, while Josh Alvarado scores 12.7 per game. Those are not going to be enough to keep in step with Duke, but if Georgia Tech could keep the game close and manageable in the second half, the Yellow Jackets may have a chance of pulling off an upset. St. John’s did just that last week, when it beat Duke, 81-77.
No upset. Duke wins, 86-69.
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