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College basketball point spread favors Hurricanes in battle with Yellow Jackets

Georgia Tech Yellow JacketsMiami Hurricanes
March 6, 9:00 PM | BankUnited Center

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Miami Hurricanes Odds

15-13TEAM RECORD23-5

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Hurricanes in Miami at BankUnited Center on Wednesday in college basketball action.

The Hurricanes are 23-5 so far on the season, and 16-7-2 ATS vs. the number. The Yellow Jackets, meanwhile, are 15-13 and 12-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Miami go 8-14-1 and the Yellow Jackets go 14-12 on the totals.

View Georgia Tech vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Hurricanes were listed as 14-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 74-rated Georgia Tech taking on the No. 8-rated Hurricanes in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 73-66 win for the Hurricanes on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 131-ranked offense, averaging 69.2 PPG, against a Yellow Jackets defense that ranks No. 49 at 60.9 PPG. The Hurricanes field goal percentage has averaged 45.8% so far, more than the Yellow Jackets marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.7% per game.

Defensively, Georgia Tech features the nation's No. 192-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.3 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 159 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Georgia Tech, they were a 70-57 loser as they battled North Carolina State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog. The Yellow Jackets endured a 70-57 loss at the hands of the Wolfpack on Sunday, despite a 9-point effort from Mfon Udofia at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 79-76 loser as they battled Duke on the road. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. Shane Larkin went off for 25 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Duke handed Miami a 79-76 defeat at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Boston College are 5-5
After playing North Carolina State are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Clemson are 5-5
After playing Duke are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Yellow Jackets at Hurricanes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Georgia Tech's last 8 games on the road
Georgia Tech is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Georgia Tech is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
Georgia Tech is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games when playing Georgia Tech
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Georgia Tech
Miami is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games

Next up:
Georgia Tech at Boston College, Saturday, March 9
Miami home to Clemson, Saturday, March 9