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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Panthers over Yellow Jackets

Pittsburgh PanthersGeorgia Tech Yellow Jackets
15-1January 14, 2014, 09:00 | Hank McCarmish Pavilion10-6

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Hank McCarmish Pavilion on Tuesday in NCAA hoops play.

Georgia Tech will face the 15-1 Panthers, who own a 6-6-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Yellow Jackets are 4-4-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Panthers are 9-3-1 favoring the OVER.

View Pittsburgh Panthers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Georgia Tech in this one found them as 5.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Yellow Jackets at No. 243 and the Panthers at No. 10 heading into this contest.

Pittsburgh was an 80-65 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wake Forest. They covered the 14.5-point spread as favorites. The Demon Deacons were burned for 27 points by Lamar Patterson on Saturday as the Panthers put another game in the win column, 80-65, at Petersen Events Center.

Georgia Tech was a 74-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Notre Dame. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. The Yellow Jackets grabbed a 74-69 win over the Fighting Irish on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from Trae Golden at Hank McCarmish Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Georgia Tech has the nation's No. 179-rated offensive output, at 70.5 PPG. The visiting Panthers defense ranks No. 9 allowing on average 59.25 PPG. The Yellow Jackets FG% has averaged 44.11% so far, less than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.38% per game.

A few Panthers at Yellow Jackets trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Georgia Tech is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Syracuse, Saturday, January 18th
Georgia Tech at Miami, Saturday, January 18th