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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Virginia vs Georgia Tech battle Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena as the Cavaliers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
Supporters of the Yellow Jackets have watched them go 14-11 and 11-12 ATS on the year, while the Cavaliers are at 18-8 and 15-8-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Cavaliers are 10-9, while the Yellow Jackets have a 12-11 mark.
The visitors opened as 10-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 65-rated Georgia Tech taking on the No. 131-rated Cavaliers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 71-65 win for the Cavaliers on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Virginia's No. 254 nationally ranked offense (64.4 points per game) against a Yellow Jackets defense that sits as the No. 30 at 59.4 PPG. The Cavaliers have been averaging 46.3% from the field, more than the Yellow Jackets have managed so far this season (41.6% on average).
Defensively, Georgia Tech features the nation's No. 162-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.9 points per game. Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 278 nationally in scoring at home.
Georgia Tech was a 70-58 loser in their most recent outing at home against North Carolina. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Yellow Jackets got 12 points from Chris Bolden, but it was North Carolina that prevailed in a 70-58 final on Tuesday at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
Last time out for Virginia, they were a 54-50 loser as they battled Miami on the road. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. Virginia got 16 points from Joe Harris but lost anyway, 54-50, to Miami on Tuesday at BankUnited Center.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Maryland are 6-4
After playing North Carolina are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Duke are 5-5
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Yellow Jackets at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Georgia Tech's last 7 games on the road
Georgia Tech is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Georgia Tech is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Virginia
Georgia Tech is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Virginia
Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Virginia's last 6 games
Virginia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Georgia Tech
Virginia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech home to Maryland, Wednesday, February 27
Virginia home to Duke, Thursday, February 28