Louisville vs Georgia Tech 2020 College Basketball Betting Lines & Game Preview

Louisville vs Georgia Tech 2020 College Basketball Betting Lines & Game Preview

Written by on February 12, 2020

No. 5 Louisville looks to remain alone atop the ACC standings when the Cardinals make a visit to a below-.500 Georgia Tech team on Wednesday night. Louisville is a solid favorite on the Mybookie NCAAB odds. Let’s see how the College Basketball betting odds will be for the Louisville vs Georgia Tech.

Louisville vs Georgia Tech 2020 College Basketball Betting Lines & Game Preview

  • When: Wednesday, 8 PM ET
  • Where: McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta
  • Stream: ESPN App, Sling TV, Hulu Live
  • Opening NCAAB Lines: Louisville -6 / Total 137.5

Louisville vs Georgia Tech Season Series

Louisville leads 1-0, winning 68-64 at home on Jan. 22. Malik Williams had 13 points off the bench and grabbed two late rebounds leading to three free throws in the final 23 seconds. Steven Enoch also had 13 points while Jordan Nwora and David Johnson each scored 10 for Louisville. The Cardinals held Tech to 33% shooting in the second half after the Yellow Jackets made 62% before halftime. The Cardinals trailed 43-32 early in the second half, but Louisville’s bench outscored Georgia Tech’s reserves 32-0. Michael Devoe had 21 points to lead Tech.

Louisville leads its series against Georgia Tech 22-13, with the Cardinals winning the last nine matchups.

Why Bet on Louisville?

The Cardinals (21-3, 12-1) won their 10th in a row Saturday, 80-73 over visiting Virginia. The Cardinals led most of the way before the Cavaliers stormed back to go ahead 70-68 on Kihei Clark’s two technical free throws with 3:25 left. David Johnson’s jumper tied it before Steven Enoch’s two free throws put Louisville ahead for good.

Louisville outscored Virginia 26-18 in the paint on the way to posting a season high against the nation’s top scoring defense. The Cavaliers entered allowing just 50.4 points per game and holding opponents to 36% shooting, which held form in the second half as the Cardinals hit just 7 of 19 and 1 of 7 from beyond the arc. Jordan Nwora had four 3-pointers and 22 points for Louisville, which finished shooting 51% despite hitting just 37% in the second half.

It’s the first time the Cardinals have started a season 21-3 since doing so in 1982-83 when they reached the Final Four. The Cards’ 10-game winning streak extends their longest ACC winning streak ever. It’s the first time they’ve won 10 straight conference games since the 1982-83 season when they went 12-0. It’s the first time they’ve been 12-1 to start conference play since doing do during the 1966-67 season.

Louisville is fourth in the nation in three-point field goal percentage (.404). UofL has made as many as nine three-pointers in a game on 15 occasions this season (10 of the last 14), including 9-of-22 threes in its last game vs. Virginia.

Louisville has four players averaging eight or more points a game. Nwora leads the team in scoring with 19.5 points per game, while pulling down 7.4 rebounds a game. Nwora’s 467 points this year is the second-most by a UofL player through 24 games over the last 20 seasons. He leads the ACC in scoring. Enoch is second on the team in scoring and rebounding with 10.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.  Dwayne Sutton averages 8.8 points while leading the team in rebounding with 8.4 per game.  Darius Perry and Fresh Kimble lead the team with 72 assists.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Total Score: 76.04
  • Field Goal %: 46.61
  • Three Point %: 40.35
  • Free Throw %: 73.59
  • Total Rebounds: 39.08

Defense

  • Total Score: 63.38
  • Field Goal %: 37.86
  • Three Point %: 29.9
  • Free Throw %: 72.14
  • Total Rebounds: 32.46

Why Bet on Georgia Tech?

The Jackets were 73-64 losers at Pittsburgh on Saturday. While Georgia Tech shot a respectable 48% (24 of 50) from the floor, the steady stream of turnovers (22) led to 20 points the other way. The Jackets had averaged just 10 turnovers in its prior four games (13 each vs. NC State and Morehouse, five at Notre Dame, 10 vs. Virginia Tech), and just 14.1 in the 14 games since the return of Jose Alvarado to the Yellow Jackets’ lineup.

“It kind of bit us in the butt today with the turnovers,” Yellow Jackets head coach Josh Pastner said. “Too many possessions we gave away. That’s not going to win the game.”

The Yellow Jackets (11-13, 5-8 ACC) hung tough against the Panthers, rallying from a nine-point deficit early in the second half to tie the game, but Pitt answered with an 8-2 run behind key baskets from Trey McGowens and Xavier Johnson to pull away. Tech could get no closer than three points after that.

Michael Devoe paced Georgia Tech with 22 points and had seven assists, his first game over 20 points since Jan. 22 at Louisville (21 points), and his eighth this season. Three of those have come in ACC games (22 vs. Notre Dame on Jan. 15, 21 at Louisville, 22 at Pittsburgh). Junior forward Evan Cole missed his second straight game with an injured right ankle.

Tech’s six ACC losses in January and February have come by an average of 6.5 points. It’s four wins have come by an average of 14.3 points.

Georgia tech is looking for its first win over Louisville since the Cardinals became a member of the ACC. Georgia Tech has lost its last 17 games against teams ranked in the top 25 of either the AP or coaches polls. Tech’s last win over a top-25 team was Notre Dame (AP/25 coaches) on Jan. 10, 2018.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Total Score: 68.13
  • Field Goal %: 45.13
  • Three Point %: 29.95
  • Free Throw %: 65.49
  • Total Rebounds: 36

Defense

  • Total Score: 67
  • Field Goal %: 40.37
  • Three Point %: 30.35
  • Free Throw %: 70.7
  • Total Rebounds: 34.5

Louisville vs Georgia Tech Game Trends

  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisville’s last 5 games.
  • Louisville are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Georgia Tech’s last 7 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Georgia Tech’s last 5 games against Louisville.
  • Georgia Tech are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games played on a Wednesday.

Louisville vs Georgia Tech Expert Prediction

Louisville 72, Georgia Tech 65

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