The Louisville Cardinals may have the better national ranking and straight-up record, but the way the suddenly red-hot Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are playing, the Cards will clearly have their hands full in trying to avoid an upset home loss on Tuesday night.The Cardinals will look to get back in the win column by bringing an abrupt end to the Yellow Jackets’ winning ways. Now, let’s find out if Louisville will get the NCAA hoops lines win.
How To Bet The Georgia Tech vs. No. 11 Louisville NCAAB Odds & TV Info
When: Tuesday, March 1, 8:00 PM ET
Where: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
TV: ACC Network
NCAAB Odds: TBA
Why Bet The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
The Yellow Jackets (17-12 SU, 14-12 ATS) are a good bet because they’re playing some of their best basketball at the right time! Georgia Tech has won four straight and five of their last six games including their 76-71 win over Boston College on Saturday despite failing to cover the spread as a 9.5-point road dog.
Senior guard Marcus Georges-Hunt made all seven of his field-goal attempts en route to a game-high 23 points. “He’s in control,” Yellow Jackets head coach Brian Gregory said after the game. “He knows what shots to take, when to take them. He’s so efficient.” Adam Smith added 18 points on 4-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc to help lead the Yellow Jackets to victory.
Why Bet The Louisville Cardinals
The Cards (22-7 SU, 12-12 ATS) look like a good wager because, statistically, they’re the better team on both sides o the ball. Louisville had their three-game winning streak snapped in their humbling 73-65 loss against No. 12 Miami on Saturday while failing to cover the spread as a 2.5-point road dog.
Miami held No. 11 Louisville without a point for nearly five minutes in the second half by forcing Louisville into nine straight missed field goal attempts. “Defense set the tone,” senior guard Angel Rodriguez said. “Once we started getting stops, it seemed like the basket opened up.” Rodriguez had a team-high 17 points, seven assists and five rebounds for the Hurricanes who completed a regular season sweep of their nine conference home games. Miami was down 56-51 with eight minutes remaining before Rodriguez took over.”From that moment on he was sensational, the best player at both ends of the court,” Larranaga said.
Louisville coach Rick Pitino seconded that statement. “He’s a much different player than last year,” Pitino said. “Last year he was out of control, he was erratic, he was heavy. This year he is light and doing all the smart things. You’ve got to give credit to a player who turns around his body and his game like that.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Louisville has won four straight in this series including their narrow 75-71 road win as a 6.5-point favorite on January 23 and I like the Cards to win again, by the skin of their collective teeth. While the Cardinals are statistically about a dozen points better than Georgia Tech, Louisville is just 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games following an ATS loss while Georgia Tech has gone 5-2-1 ATS in its last eight road games and 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven road games against a team with a winning home record.
The Cardinals don’t have much to play for besides winning a conference title and I believe that has them a bit dejected right now. Georgia Tech can play this contest free and easy and are my pick to get the TS win, if not the outright SU win.
My final score prediction: Louisville 71 Georgia Tech 70