Georgia Tech vs North Carolina NCAA Basketball Odds Guide

Posted by Michael Hunt on December 31, 2015 in

The ACC has been nothing but shaky this year. Teams suffering random losses to mid-level squads in other divisions isn’t like the Atlantic Coast Conference. With the new year, perhaps we’ll see the teams playing a little more like they’ve been expected to perform. Georgia Tech comes in to face the North Carolina Tar Heels at the Dean E. Smith Center in what should be a great College Hoops odds¬†match up. You can catch the game at 12:00 EST on ESPN3.

How To Bet The Yellow Jackets vs Tar Heels NCAA Basketball Odds

The ACC is a powerhouse, as always, but even without any major conference play, the Yellow Jackets find themselves coming into this game at 10-3. North Carolina has thrashed top teams like UCLA and Maryland (ranked #2 currently), but found themselves victim to close losses to UNI and Texas, both teams they should have beaten handily. The odds for this game will be posted immediately once available on

Why Bet on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets?

If North Carolina has one weakness, it’s their defense. They haven’t been able to clean up the glass well, they allow opponents to score a whopping 70.1 points per game, and great players have exploded against UNC. Georgia Tech can be sneaky when it comes to scoring because they don’t really have an elite scorer. They have a multitude of players that can make you pay if you let them, and both Adam Smith and Marcus Georges-Hunt can make you pay from downtown if they get hot. If Georgia Tech can get into a groove while shooting, like Texas and UNI have done against UNC, they could take this game down to the wire and potentially win on UNC’s own home court.

Why Bet on the North Carolina Tar Heels?

When they’re running on all cylinders, the Tar Heels are one of the top teams in the entire NCAA. Everyone knows that they’re playing below expectations, and could easily be 13-0 right now if not for a few small slip-ups. If Georgia Tech doesn’t get going early, this game is going to be a blowout. The only concern many bettors have is the injury to Kennedy Meeks. He’s projected to be out for the game, and Marcus Paige is still nursing an injury as well. A depleted squad might have some trouble finding their focus. I’d suggest watching closely when the Tar Heels go up against Clemson to see how the squad will function without two of their key players.

Expert Pick and Final Score Projection

The only way the Yellow Jackets are going to hang with the Tar Heels is if the Tar Heels have a huge collapse without two of their star players. I’m going the Tar Heels all of the way here. I can’t see them forfeiting this game to an ACC foe like Georgia Tech.

Final Projection: Georgia Tech 71 UNC 84