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Virginia vs Georgia Tech Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks

Offensive Showcase Unlikely

ACC Foes Renew Rivalry

The Virginia Cavaliers (9-2) have stopped the bleeding, at least temporarily. Virginia (9-2, 1-1 ACC) had climbed all the way up to No. 2 in the country following an 8-0 start to the season, but suffered back-to-back losses to Houston and Miami to drop outside of the top 10. The Cavaliers were able to get back on track Wednesday with a 20-point win over Albany.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (7-5, 0-2) put their 6-1 home record on the line in Saturday’s college basketball odds. Georgia Tech has lost every time it has been an underdog and is seeking its first win in conference play.

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Virginia Relies on Defense

The losses to Houston (69-61) and Miami (66-64) were disappointing for Virginia but not necessarily unexpected. The Cougars are the third-ranked team in the country and Miami has climbed to No. 14 as both teams have put together 12-1 starts.

The Cavaliers are still a solid team to bet online as their resume includes wins over then-No. 5 Baylor (86-79) and then-No. 19 Illinois (70-61) at the Continental Tire Main Event in Las Vegas. The Cavaliers also have quality victories at Michigan (70-68) and Florida State (62-57), even though Virginia was an 18-point favorite against the Seminoles.

The calling card for this Cavaliers team is their defense, ranking 11th in the country by allowing just 58.5 points per game. Georgia Tech doesn’t do anything particularly special on offense, so this game should be another nice stat-padder for Virginia – on the defensive end of the court, at least.

Georgia Tech Eyes Signature Win

The Yellow Jackets’ season thus far could best be summed up in that they win and lose the games they’re supposed to. In all seven of their wins, the Yellow Jackets have either been favored, or there’s been no line, and they’ve lost all five of their matchups where they are getting points.

Virginia is the solid favorite at the sportsbook on Saturday, which doesn’t bode well for Georgia Tech’s chances at getting a victory based on past trends. Aside from a 68-64 close loss to Utah back on Nov. 21, Georgia Tech’s losses are generally pretty ugly. That resume includes falling to Marquette (84-60), to Iowa (81-65), North Carolina (75-59) and Clemson (79-66).

One of the few bright spots for the Yellow Jackets ahead of the meeting with Virginia is that they are well rested, having not played since the Dec. 21 loss to Clemson. Having a little extra fuel in the tank is huge against a Cavaliers defense that tries to wear you down into submission.

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Virginia vs Georgia Tech Head-to-Head

These two teams met just once last season, with the Virginia defense stifling the Yellow Jackets in a 63-53 win.

Virginia vs Georgia Tech Game Information

  • Game: Virginia (9-2) vs Georgia Tech (7-5)
  • Location: McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta, GA
  • Day/Time: Saturday, Dec 31, Noon ET
  • Virginia vs Georgia Tech Live Stream: TBS.com

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Virginia vs Georgia Tech Picks & Prediction

Virginia has solid March Madness odds considering they were once the No. 2 team in the country, but one thing you worry about on Saturday is the extracurriculars. Are Cavaliers players more worried about getting home for their New Year’s Eve plans than they are for a noon tip-off in a game they should cruise to victory?

The X-factor here is the Yellow Jackets and how bad they’ve been in their last four games as an underdog, losing each by a minimum of 13 points. This one is going to be an incredibly low-scoring affair, but one that the Cavaliers should be able to pull off in a similar fashion to their 63-53 victory last season.

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