It has been a strange kind of start to the college basketball season, with some of the traditional powerhouses struggling to get going. Kentucky has had the worst of it, but they are by no means the only team having a tough time getting used to the new normal. In the ACC, the highest ranked team is the Florida Seminoles, who are currently in at #18, which is a surprise for a conference that usually dominates the top 25. There have not been a ton of conferences games to this point, but we have one set to go on Wednesday night, with UNC hitting the road to go and face Georgia Tech. Both teams are off to inconsistent starts to the season, so both will be looking for a win that might jumpstart a better run of form. Make sure to come back to get the College Basketball odds for this one, which should go live on Wednesday morning.
North Carolina Tar Heels at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Game Info
- When: Wednesday, December 30 at 8 PM EST
- Where: McCarnish Pavilion, Atlanta
- TV: ACCNX
- NCAAB Odds: TBD
Why bet on the North Carolina Tar Heels
The Tar Heels, who come into this game with a 5-3 record, dropped out of the top 25 earlier in the week for the first time this season. Their issues have all been of their own making, as they have all too often found themselves in early holes that they are unable to dig out of. There have been 6 games this season where they have fallen into double-digit deficits, managing to come back and win in 3 of those games. One of those deficits came in their first ACC game, where they eventually went down 79-76 to NC State on the road. UNC is still looking for their first road win of the season, going 0-2 SU in their previous 2 games away from home. The Tar Heels are 3-4-1 ATS and 2-6 O/U this season.
Why bet on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Georgia Tech is off to a similar start to their opponent, going 4-3 through their opening 7 games, although they are coming into this one on the heels of back-to-back wins and 2 wins in their last 5 games overall. They have also played just 1 conference game this season, a 74-61 loss to Florida State. The Yellow Jackets have played the majority of their games to this point in their own building, putting together a 3-2 SU record in those 5 games. Tech have not been a great bet against the spread this season, going 2-5 ATS. As far as the O/U goes, they are 4-2-1.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I think we are in for a close one here, making it a tough game to call. I like the fact that Georgia Tech is on a positive run of form, so I believe they might just do enough to edge this game on their home court.
Pick: UNC Tar Heels 67 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 71
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