Against The Spread Pick
Georgia Tech is coming off a huge win at home against Louisville, while the Deacons look to rebound after a bad showing in Miami. Wake forest is just 3-9 in their last twelve. Georgia Tech on the other hand is enjoying a 4-2 run in their last six. Tech boasts a good defense ranking 52nd in opponent field goal percentage and 26th in opponent three-point percentage. Not only that, but the Yellow Jackets have the 9th best field goal percentage of any team in the country on the road. Wake Forests strength lies in their offense which is averaging 71.2 points per game. Their defense leaves a lot to be desired allowing 72.1 per game. Tech is 4-2 ATS in their last six and 8-3 ATS in their last eleven on the road. The Deacons are just 7-13 ATS in their last twenty games against the Yellow Jackets. With almost a full weeks rest and momentum on their side I am looking for Georgia Tech’s defense to be well prepared and shut down the Deacons offense. Take Tech with the points.
Over Under Pick
Georgia Tech’s defense has been a big reason for their success. In their last five wins they have held opponents under 60 points. Tech was able to hold the 11th ranked Louisville Cardinals under 60 points which isn’t an easy task. The Yellow Jackets have the ability to stifle opponents and slow the pace down. Both of those things will come in handy against a team who lives on offense. The under has hit in 13 of Tech’s last twenty. I see this being a game that the Deacons scramble to find points against a good defense. Wake Forest already struggles to shoot efficiently at home ranking 249th in home field goal percentage. Georgia Tech rebounds well on defense which will limit second chances. Both teams don’t foul very often either. I see this game going under as I don’t think both teams will reach into the seventies.