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College Basketball Matchup - North Carolina Tar Heels Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Odds Preview

Georgia Tech Yellow JacketsNorth Carolina Tar Heels
Jan 29, 6:00 PM | Dean Smith Center

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds


The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Tar Heels in North Carolina at Dean Smith Center on Sunday in college basketball action.

North Carolina battles the Yellow Jackets, currently sitting with a 8-12 mark (6-9 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 9-9-1 for the Tar Heels and 8-7 for the Yellow Jackets.

View Georgia Tech vs North Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Tar Heels in this one, they're listed as 21.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tar Heels sit at No. 11 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Yellow Jackets sit at No. 65 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Tar Heels will win this game 87-69.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Yellow Jackets is ranked No. 82 in NCAA hoops at 36.6 per game. Contrast that with North Carolina’s No. 1 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, North Carolina is the No. 265-ranked team in the country at 5.2 per game, while Georgia Tech rates No. 298 at 4.8 per game.

Defensively, Georgia Tech features the nation's No. 21-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.2 points per game. North Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 nationally in scoring at home.

Georgia Tech was a 64-49 loser in their most recent outing at home against Miami. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Yellow Jackets endured a 64-49 loss at the hands of the Hurricanes on Tuesday, despite a 14-point effort from Mfon Udofia at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

Last time out for North Carolina, they were a 74-55 winner as they battled North Carolina State at home. They covered in the match as a 13-point favorite. Tyler Zeller scored 21 points and helped out with 17 rebounds for North Carolina on Thursday, leading the Tar Heels to a 74-55 victory over North Carolina State at Dean Smith Center.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Florida State are 7-3
After playing Miami are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Wake Forest are 7-3
After playing North Carolina State are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

A few Yellow Jackets at Tar Heels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Georgia Tech's last 6 games when playing on the road against North Carolina
Georgia Tech is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Georgia Tech is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against North Carolina
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
North Carolina is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
North Carolina is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Georgia Tech
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina's last 5 games when playing Georgia Tech

Next up:
Georgia Tech at Florida State, Wednesday, February 1
North Carolina at Wake Forest, Tuesday, January 31