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Pitt Has Been Dreadful As A Favorite

Pitt and Georgia Tech clash in the first round of the ACC tournament Tuesday with the winner getting a date with Virginia. The opening line slightly favors Pitt but that may raise red flags for bettors, as the Panthers are 3-14-1 ATS in their past 18 games as faves. For the Yellow Jackets, they are 9-3 ATS in their past 12 as dogs.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone UNDER in Pitt’s last 6 games.
  • Georgia Tech is 4-0 ATS in its last 4 games against Pitt.
  • The favored team is 4-1 SU in the last 5 games in this matchup.

Pitt enters this game with losses in five of its past six, including four in a row. The Panthers have been struggling offensively, averaging 60.5 points while shooting just 38.9 percent in the past six. Michael Young and Jamel Artis form one of the best scoring tandems in the ACC, but the lack of scoring depth continues to be apparent for the Panthers.

Expectations were basically as low as humanly possible entering the season for Georgia Tech but Josh Pastner’s focus on defense has helped disguise the squad’s lack of offensive production. The Yellow Jackets are averaging a mere 67.3 ppg, the second-fewest ppg in the ACC, but have held opponents to 67.0. The unexpected contribution from freshman Josh Okogie, who leads the team in scoring, has also gone a long way to putting Georgia Tech firmly on the bubble.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets betting line opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets sit at 17-14 (15-11 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Pittsburgh Panthers are currently 15-16 (12-17-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Georgia Tech is 10-15-1 OU, and Pittsburgh is 13-18 OU.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 300 (Georgia Tech) and the No. 199 (Pittsburgh) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pittsburgh Panthers rank No. 164 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 35.26 per game. That compares with Georgia Tech’s No. 127 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Georgia Tech is college basketball's No. 260-ranked team at 4.52 per game, while the Pittsburgh Panthers rate No. 101 with 7.97 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Panthers were hammered by Virginia on Saturday, losing by a 67-42 final at John Paul Jones Arena in college basketball betting action.

Georgia Tech was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Syracuse and falling by a 90-61 score at Carrier Dome.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Georgia Tech
  • Georgia Tech is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Georgia Tech is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Georgia Tech is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh

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