The No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers look to win their penultimate home game this Wednesday against the struggling Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Virginia blasted the Yellow Jackets last January, but will that be the case again? Or will Georgia Tech put up a better fight this time around? Read on for a preview of this clash in Charlottesville. Register to bet and wager with your pick.
Betting Preview for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Virginia Cavaliers College Basketball Game on February 21, 2018
Where: John Paul Jones Arena
When: Wednesday, February 21, 7:00PM EST
Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets () vs Virginia Cavaliers () –view all NCAA Basketball lines
TV Broadcast: ESP2
Betting on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (11-16)
The Yellow Jackets are simply spiraling out of control. They are on a five-game losing skid, and are coming off a heart-wrenching 76-56 loss at home against the Virginia Tech Hokies last Saturday. It’s hard to lose in that manner and prepare for a match against the nation’s best team in a matter of days, but at least Georgia Tech has had first-hand experience how it’s like to face Virginia. The Yellow Jackets lost to Virginia on Jan. 18 at home, 64-48, a game in which they shot just 40 percent from the field. Yellow Jackets leading scorer Jason Okogie (18.6 PPG) was held to only nine points by the Cavaliers, so there’ll be pressure on the shoulders of the likes of Jose Alvarado and Tadric Jackson to ease some load off Okogie.
Georgia Tech is 2-2 ATS in its last four games as an underdog.
Betting on the Virginia Cavaliers (24-2)
The last time Virginia met the Yellow Jackets, Tony Bennett’s boys also turned their Georgia Tech’s shorts into brown, thanks to the Cavaliers’ punishing defense. Virginia is No. 1 in the nation with only 52.7 points allowed per game, while holding its opponents to only 37.7 field goal shooting percentage. The Cavaliers forced the Yellow Jackets to commit 18 turnovers in the first meeting. The Cavs don’t rebound that many times, just 32.5 per game, but that’s also because they play at a deliberately slow pace. Kyle Guy leads the team with 15.2 points per game, while Devon Hall, provides 12.2 points per contest. Virginia scores 67.7 points per game on 46.0 percent shooting from the field. The Cavs also shoot 38.1 percent from the three-point area.
Virginia is 2-1-1 ATS in its last four home games.
The Virginia Cavaliers sting the Yellow Jackets 82-69 in another painful loss for Georgia Tech.
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