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Miami HurricanesGeorgia Tech Yellow Jackets
9-7January 18, 2014, 02:00 | Hank McCarmish Pavilion10-7



Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Hank McCarmish Pavilion Saturday as host Georgia Tech looks to handle the Miami Hurricanes in NCAA hoops action.

This season, the Yellow Jackets are 10-7 overall and 4-6-1 ATS, while the Hurricanes are 9-7 and 5-7 ATS. As for the totals, Georgia Tech boasts a 5-4-2 on the OU, and Miami is 2-10.

View Miami Hurricanes vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Yellow Jackets installed as 0-point in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 243-rated Yellow Jackets and the No. 147-ranked Hurricanes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

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Last time out for Miami, they were a 63-53 loser as they battled Florida State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog. Miami suffered a 63-53 loss against Florida State on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Donnavan Kirk in a losing effort at BankUnited Center.

Georgia Tech lost its last outing, an 81-74 result against Pittsburgh on January 14. They earned a push in that game as a 7-point underdog. Georgia Tech suffered an 81-74 loss against Pittsburgh on Tuesday, getting 22 points from Trae Golden in a losing effort at Hank McCarmish Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Georgia Tech has the nation's No. 172-rated offensive output, at 70.71 PPG. The visiting Hurricanes defense ranks No. 9 allowing on average 59.56 PPG. The Yellow Jackets FG% has averaged 44.2% so far, more than the Hurricanes marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.94% per game.

A few Hurricanes at Yellow Jackets trends to consider:
Miami is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Miami is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Miami is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Georgia Tech
Miami is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Georgia Tech is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Georgia Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Georgia Tech is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Miami


Next up:
Miami home to Duke, Wednesday, January 22nd
Georgia Tech at Boston College, Tuesday, January 21st

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