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Duke Blue Devils vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Georgia Tech Yellow JacketsDuke Blue Devils
9-5January 07, 2014, 07:00 | Cameron Indoor Stadium11-3

The Duke Blue Devils host Georgia Tech on Tuesday, looking to build on their 11-3 mark against the 9-5 Yellow Jackets in college hoops action at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The Blue Devils sit at 11-3 (8-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Yellow Jackets are currently 9-5 (3-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Duke is 6-8 OU, and Georgia Tech is 3-3-2 OU.

View Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Duke Blue Devils Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Duke sat as -17-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Blue Devils at No. 7 and the Yellow Jackets at No. 220 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Georgia Tech, they were a 77-61 loser as they battled Maryland on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. Georgia Tech got 11 points from Marcus Georges-Hunt but lost anyway, 77-61, to Maryland on Saturday at Comcast Center.

Duke was a 79-77 loser in its last match on the road against Notre Dame. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. The Blue Devils wasted a 27-point performance from Rodney Hood in losing to Notre Dame 79-77 on Saturday at Joyce Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Duke's No. 14 nationally ranked offense (84.64 points per game) against a Yellow Jackets defense that sits as the No. 62 at 65.86 PPG. The Blue Devils have been averaging 49.57% from the field, more than the Yellow Jackets have managed so far this season (43.89% on average).

Next up:
Georgia Tech home to Notre Dame, Saturday, January 11th
Duke at Clemson, Saturday, January 11th