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Expect North Carolina To Reach 10th ACC Win, Cover At Georgia Tech

Nine wins to start ACC play has skyrocketed North Carolina to No. 3 in the Top 25. They now face a Georgia Tech squad trending in the opposite direction. Despite being on the road, the oddsmakers believe the Tar Heels will maintain their undefeated conference record to the tune of an 8½-point NCAAB line.

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Expect North Carolina To Reach10th ACC Win, Cover At Georgia Tech
Expect North Carolina To Reach10th ACC Win, Cover At Georgia Tech

North Carolina vs Georgia Tech Game Information

  1. Game: North Carolina (17-3, 9-0 ACC) vs Georgia Tech (9-11, 2-7)
  2. Location: McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta.
  3. Date/Time: Jan. 30, 7 p.m. ET
  4. North Carolina vs Georgia Tech Live Stream: TBS.com

 

Year three under Hubert Davis at North Carolina has been far more in stride with its 2021 season that saw the team make the championship game. Following two losses against powerhouses UConn and Kentucky, the Tar Heels have ripped off 10-straight wins and are among the favorites in the college basketball future odds to win the NCAA Tournament. Georgia Tech, meanwhile, had a promising start to the year including wins against Duke and Mississippi State. But the Yellow Jackets have faltered, losing seven of nine ACC contests and sitting below .500 on the season.

 

North Carolina vs Georgia Tech Odds and Spreads

 

  1. The Tar Heels are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six road games.
  2. The Tar Heels are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five games as a road favorite.
  3. The Yellow Jackets are 0-6 ATS in their last six home games.
  4. The under is 5-0 in the Yellow Jackets last five games following a SU loss of more than 20 points.
  5. The under is 5-0 in the Tar Heels last five games as a road favorite.
  6. The under is 4-0 in the Tar Heels last four overall.

 

North Carolina vs Georgia Tech Over/Under Pick: Under 152½

North Carolina’s scorching run is thanks in part to strong offensive play. They are 21st in the nation with 83.1 points per game. While this might incline you to bet the over when making your NCAAB picks, take into consideration that Georgia Tech averages 72.8 points per game. They chuck up lots of threes, nearly 25 per game, but only connect at a 32-percent rate, less than the Tar Heels, who are far more selective from beyond the arc. While North Carolina isn’t a defensive juggernaut, the under has been hot in its games, cashing in the last four. That plus Georgia Tech failing to reach the 70-point threshold in each of its last three games, we believe the total will stay under the 152½ mark set by the college basketball oddsmakers.

 

North Carolina vs Georgia Tech ATS Pick: North Carolina -8½

North Carolina has made more than 40 percent of its field goals in each of its last five games, on the back of strong veteran play. RJ Davis took another leap after a solid junior season, going for 21.2 points per game. He averaged 30 in the last two games, leading to ACC Player of the Week honors for the third time. While big man Armando Bacot’s scoring has decreased from a season ago, he still brings in 10 rebounds per game and nearly two blocks.

Georgia Tech leading scorer Miles Kelly has struggled of late, including a scoreless effort against Pittsburgh. Baye Ndongo is trending in the other direction, reaching double figures in 12 straight contests.

North Carolina’s offense has been a force of late and we don’t expect the lowly Georgia Tech defense to stop them. The Tar Heels will notch their 10th ACC victory and do so while covering the 8½-point college basketball spread.

 

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North Carolina vs Georgia Tech Score Prediction

North Carolina 80, Georgia Tech 69

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Questions Of The Day

Who will lead Georgia Tech in scoring?


Baye Ndongo has reached double figures in 12 straight games.

Will North Carolina win the ACC?


North Carolina is the only undefeated team in the ACC and has a two-game advantage in the loss column over second-place Duke.

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