- Miami Puts Unbeaten League Record on Line
- Hurricanes Quick on Offense
- Yellow Jackets Need Offense to Step Up
- Miami vs Georgia Tech Game Injuries
- Miami vs Georgia Tech Head-to-Head
- Miami vs Georgia Tech Game Information
- Miami vs Georgia Tech Betting Lines
- Miami vs Georgia Tech Picks and Prediction
- Miami vs Georgia Tech Trends
- Miami vs Georgia Tech Edge
- Miami vs Georgia Tech Results
- Miami vs Georgia Tech Game Summary
Miami Puts Unbeaten League Record on Line
Perhaps the biggest surprise of the Atlantic Coast Conference is the Miami Hurricanes starting league play at 4-0. The Hurricanes are 13-1 overall and have won nine straight games, putting those streaks on the line when they visit the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (7-6, 0-3).
Don’t be fooled by their record, though. The Yellow Jackets are 6-2 on their home court and hope to continue their winning ways with an upset.
Hurricanes Quick on Offense
The Miami Hurricanes are one of the best offensive teams in the country. They score 77.9 points per game, which is 68th nationally, and convert 48.3% of field goal attempts. They are 199th in making 33.6% of 3-point shots and 38th with a 75.5% conversion rate at the free-throw line.
They are above average defensively, ranking 151st while allowing 67.8 points per game. Teams convert 42.8% of field goal attempts (183rd) and 31.6% of 3-point shots (119th) against Miami.
Despite a great start, the Hurricanes are only 8-6 against the spread and 5-9 on over/under. They are 3-0 straight up on the road and 1-1 on neutral courts. They are 7-2 against the spread as favorites.
Yellow Jackets Need Offense to Step Up
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have fared well defensively, particularly with their efficiency. They are 184th in allowing 68.6 points per game. But they are 141st in holding teams to 42.0% on field goal attempts and 15th in the country in limiting teams to 28.0% on 3-point shots. However, opponents grab 34.5 rebounds per game, which is 328th nationally.
On the offensive end, the Yellow Jackets score 71.2 points per game, which ranks 197th. However, they are worse in efficiency. They rank 236th in converting 43.6% of field goal attempts and are 254th in making 32.6% of their 3-point shots. They are also 70.0% at the free throw line, which is 210th.
Forward Jordan Meka and guard Tristan Maxwell are probable to play with illnesses.
The Yellow Jackets are 6-6 against the spread and 5-7 on over/under. They are 1-5 against the spread as underdogs.
Miami vs Georgia Tech Game Injuries
Miami vs Georgia Tech Head-to-Head
Miami swept last season’s series against Georgia Tech, which moved Yellow Jackets coach Josh Pastner to 4-4 in the series against Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga. The Hurricanes are 15-10 against Georgia Tech since the former joined the ACC. The Hurricanes are 7-6 on the road at Georgia Tech, including a 4-2 record at the new McCamish Pavilion.
Miami vs Georgia Tech Game Information
- Game: Miami (13-1, 4-0) vs Georgia Tech (7-6, 0-3)
- Location: McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta, GA
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 4, 7 p.m. ET
- Miami vs Georgia Tech Live stream: TBS.com
Miami vs Georgia Tech Betting Lines
Miami vs Georgia Tech Picks and Prediction
There is a lot to like about the Miami Hurricanes in this matchup. They capitalize on forcing turnovers and running in transition, and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets had 23 turnovers in their last game against the Virginia Cavaliers.
Isaiah Wong has been a star for the Hurricanes. He is averaging 17.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.7 steals. He leads four players in double figures, including forward Norchad Omier, who is third in scoring at 13.8 points and is the leading rebounder at 9.6 and top shot blocker at 1.5. Those two lead an athletic group at both ends of the court.
Meanwhile, the Yellow Jackets have just Miles Kelly in double figures at 14.1 points per game. He is shooting 40.0% on 3-point shots. Forward Ja’Von Franklin is the top rebounder at 6.2 per game and shot blocker with 1.8. Four players average at least 8.4 points per game, but Georgia Tech is known for its half-court offense, which has been rather inefficient this season.
Given the season trends, though, the Hurricanes appear to be looking at a 5-0 record in ACC play. As Larranaga’s teams do from time to time, Miami is surprising people and may make a deep NCAA Tournament run come March.
The Miami Hurricanes are listed at -275 in our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Hurricanes, you have a chance to win $36. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are +225, offering a chance to win $225.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Hurricanes a 73.33% chance to win, with the Yellow Jackets at 30.77%.