Georgia Tech vs. Pittsburgh Betting Odds and Picks | Mar 8, 2:30 ET
Georgia Tech (15-17 SU 18-12 ATS) vs. Pittsburgh (21-10 SU 21-9 ATS)
When: Wednesday, March 8th: 2:30 ET
Where: Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, NC
Point Spread: GT +7/Pitt -7
Money Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +244/Pittsburgh Panthers -314
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (15-17 SU, 18-12 ATS) will face the Pittsburgh Panthers (21-10 SU, 21-9 ATS) in a college basketball game on Mar 8, 2:30 ET, at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC. Pittsburgh is favored by 7 points, with the total set at 143.5 points. Georgia Tech beat Florida State 61-60 but failed to cover the 2.5-point spread in their last game, while Pittsburgh lost to Miami (FL) 78-76 but covered the 7.5-point spread.
This game opened with the Pitt Panthers favored by -7 and was bet up to -8, but has since fallen to -7/-7.5. The total hit the board at 143.5 and has been hammered down to 139.5.
Last Game Info
Georgia Tech is coming off a 61-60 win over Florida State. However, they did not cover the spread in the game as -2.5 point favorites. The combined 121 points did not surpass the 144 total line.
Pittsburgh lost to Miami (FL) in their last game by a score of 78-76. But because the Panthers were +7.5 point underdogs, they finished with an ATS win. The combined 154 points did not surpass the 154.5 total line.
Over their last five games, Georgia Tech has a straight-up record of 4-1 while going 4-1 vs. the spread. Over this stretch, the Yellow Jackets’ offense averages 76.2 points per game while hitting 45.2% of their shots from the field. On the defensive end of the floor, they have allowed opponents to shoot 45.0% from the field while allowing 68.8 points per contest.
In their previous five contests, Pittsburgh is 2-3 straight-up and 2-3 vs. the spread. In these five games, they have a scoring average of 80.8 points per game on a shooting percentage of 46.4%. Defensively, they allow teams to hit 49.5% of their shots while giving up 79.0 points per game.
Average Power Rating Of Opponents Played
This season, the combined power rating of Georgia Tech’s opponents comes in at 80.1. On the other side, Pittsburgh’s combined opponent power rating sits at 80.8.
How Does Georgia Tech Fare On The Road?
For the season, the Yellow Jackets have played 14 road games and have a record of 4-10. In these contests, Georgia Tech is 7-7 vs. the spread. Offensively, they have averaged 65.7 points per game on a shooting percentage of 40.1%. On defense, the Yellow Jackets allow 71.8 points per contest when playing away from home. So far, opposing teams have a field goal percentage of 45.3% in these games.
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How Does Pittsburgh Fare At Home?
In their 18 games at home, Pittsburgh has an 11-7 record vs. the spread while going 14-4 straight-up. On offense, the Panthers are shooting 45.0% on their home floor, leading to 76.8 points per game. Defensively, opponents are shooting 43.3% in these contests. The Pittsburgh defense is allowing 68.2 points per game at home.
Offense vs. Defense
For the season, Georgia Tech is averaging 68.6 points per game (282nd) while posting an overall field goal percentage of 44.2%. In today’s game, they will be matched up against a Pittsburgh defense that has allowed an average of 69.3 points per contest. This year, opponents have hit 42.2% of their shots vs. Pittsburgh. Conversely, the Pittsburgh Panthers are coming into the game averaging 61.5 points per game on a shooting percentage of 41.4%. The Panthers will be facing a defensive unit allowing an average of 70.2 points per contest. So far, teams have hit 44.2% of their shots vs. the Yellow Jackets.
From beyond the arc, Georgia Tech has a shooting percentage of 35.6% while ranking 465th in attempts per game. The Yellow Jackets will be facing a Pittsburgh defense that has a 3-point field goal shooting percentage allowed of 33.8%. Pittsburgh enters the game, having hit 31.4% of their looks from deep while averaging 5.38 made threes per game. On the other end, Georgia Tech has allowed opponents to hit 30.0% of their shots from beyond the arc.
Injuries Of Note
- Rodney Howard (Out) Undisclosed
- Deivon Smith (Out) Ankle
- Tristan Maxwell (Out) Undisclosed
- KJ Marshall (Out) Undisclosed
- John Hugley (Out) Redshirt
- William Jeffress Jr. (Out) Toe
- Dior Johnson (Out) Suspension
- Vason Stevenson (Out) Undisclosed
Pick Against The Spread
The Yellow Jackets were all out to win yesterday afternoon, coming back from a double-digit halftime deficit. They could ride the momentum, or that could catch up to them playing back-to-back days against a rested opponent. I’m going to go with the former and count on the Pitt jitters and the GT defense to keep this within the number. Take Georgia Tech +7.5