Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (9-6) at Syracuse Orange (11-4)
NCAA Basketball: Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm (Carrier Dome)
Line and Odds: Syracuse -9 Over/Under: 127
FREE NCAA BB Pick Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Syracuse Orange
The ACC this year has not been as strong as it has been in the past. The likes of Duke, North Carolina,Virginia, and Florida State have been holding down the fort. However, there are some respectable teams such as Louisville, North Carolina State, and Syracuse that have been right behind these powerhouses, climbing up the ranks…adding onto their resumes to prepare for March. On the other hand, to really standout, especially in preparing for March, conference play is truly key to boosting resumes while gaining an edge on other ACC teams.
Syracuse Orange (11-5)
While Syracuse’s 11-4 record obviously seems like a winning record to the naked eye when in reality, they have not really been playing winning basketball or the way they should have been playing to begin the season. The Orange men have been dealing with injuries all season, with Frank Howard, a key contributor, leading the team in assists (3.7) missing four games to start the season. However, they are almost at full health, and it couldn’t have come at a better time than conference play. Syracuse defeated Notre Dame and Clemson to begin conference play at 2-0. Jim Boeheim’s famous 2-3 zone along with cohesive effort, like always, has kept them together so far and they are rounding into form as they are going for their fifth consecutive win against Georgia Tech. In the previous matchup, Georgia Tech edge the Orange men with a 55-51 victory. The Orange are looking to avenge this defeat with a victory to continue perfect conference play.
Georgia Tech (9-6)
Georgia Tech has the potential to be a better team than what their play or record indicates. It has been a roller coaster for the Yellow Jackets as they have been aiming for consistency all season. They have no beaten any ranked opponents this season. Georgia, in-state opponent as well as Wake Forest to begin conference play has been the only respectable opponents that the Yellow Jackets has defeated so far. Today’s matchup against the Syracuse Orange is a true test for Georgia Tech as they look to add onto their resume for March. With a veteran coach in Josh Pastner, the Yellow Jackets will always be prepared to compete as they look forward to their matchup with the Orange. However, similar to the Orange, they will also need to really provide an offensive balance, with Jose Alvarado and Brandon Alston lead the charge in addition to disciplined but aggressive defense to defeat the Orange.
Cover The Spread 365 Stats
Syracuse is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Syracuse is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Syracuse’s last 11 games
Syracuse is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Syracuse’s last 9 games at home
Syracuse is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Georgia Tech
Syracuse is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Georgia Tech
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Syracuse’s last 5 games when playing at home against Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Georgia Tech is 15-5 ATS in its last 20 games
Georgia Tech is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Georgia Tech is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Georgia Tech is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Georgia Tech is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Syracuse
Georgia Tech is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Syracuse
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia Tech’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Syracuse
FREE NCAA BB Prediction Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Syracuse Orange
Both teams play in a similar fashion. They are both tough defensively. Neither team is dynamic offensively. However, they do play very hard on both sides of the ball. Both teams have been playing with inconsistent chemistry. On the other hand, Syracuse has been riddled with injuries, something that has contributed to their chemistry while Georgia Tech has not had that problem but has struggled more with inconsistent play. Syracuse has rolling with four straight victories, including a 2-0 record to begin conference play because of the arrival of full health.
Pick: Over 127