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Virginia Cavaliers take on Yellow Jackets in college basketball test

Virginia CavaliersGeorgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Jan 19, 8:00 PM | Alexander Memorial Coliseum

Virginia Cavaliers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Odds

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College hoops betting interest focuses on the Georgia Tech vs Virginia battle Thursday at Alexander Memorial Coliseum as the Yellow Jackets look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Georgia Tech will face the 14-2 Cavaliers, who own a 8-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Yellow Jackets are 7-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cavaliers are 1-10 favoring the OVER.

View Virginia vs Georgia Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Georgia Tech opened as 4-point underdogs in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Yellow Jackets - Cavaliers odds would favor the Yellow Jackets if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Georgia Tech is rated No. 46 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Virginia is at No. 85. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 75-64 win for the Cavaliers.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Georgia Tech's No. 60-rated squad against Virginia's No. 229-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Georgia Tech rates No. 299 in the country with 4.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 262 nationally with 5.2 per match.

Defensively, Virginia features the nation's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 55.8 points per game. Georgia Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 247 nationally in scoring at home.

Virginia was a 61-58 loser in its last match on the road against Duke. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Virginia suffered a 61-58 loss against Duke on Thursday, getting 23 points from Mike Scott in a losing effort at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Georgia Tech was a 61-50 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Maryland. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Kammeon Holsey scored 11 points in a futile effort to lead the Yellow Jackets to a win (they lost 61-50 to Maryland at Comcast Center on Sunday).

Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Virginia Tech are 5-5
After playing Duke are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Clemson are 2-8
After playing Maryland are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cavaliers at Yellow Jackets trends to consider:
Virginia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Virginia is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Georgia Tech
Virginia is 3-12-1 ATS in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Georgia Tech
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia Tech's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia Tech's last 5 games when playing Virginia
Georgia Tech is 12-3-1 ATS in its last 16 games when playing at home against Virginia
Georgia Tech is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Virginia

Next up:
Virginia home to Virginia Tech, Sunday, January 22
Georgia Tech at Clemson, Saturday, January 21

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