When you are trying to decide what games to watch and get your College Hoops betting game on when Saturday afternoon rolls around, it’s hard not to be pulled in the direction of an in-state rivalry game. That what we will get on Saturday, December 19 when the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets take the short trip to Stegeman Coliseum in Athens to face the Georgia Bulldogs. Tip-off for this one is set for 12 PM EST on the SEC Network.
How to bet Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Vs Georgia Bulldogs
Big rivalries like this one can often deliver some surprise results, which is why you might be flipping a coin to decide whether to go with the Yellow Jackets straight up, or the Bulldogs to cover the spread. You might think it a safer play to go with the OVER/UNDER. View full TV schedule here.
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Why bet on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
The Yellow Jackets (7-2) have only played one other game on the road this season, but they did manage to come away with a 76-68 win versus Tulane. They are a respectable 6-3-0 ATS this season, but are an even better 4-1-0 in their last 5 non-conference games. On the road, the Yellow Jackets have gone 13-6 ATS in games where their opponent had a home winning percentage of .600 or better. The OVER/UNDER record for the Jackets on the season is basically split down the middle at 4-5-0. Georgia Tech has been averaging 80.6 PPG this season, are giving up an average of 69.9 PPG.
Why bet on the Georgia Bulldogs
It’s never a wise idea to overlook the underdog when they are playing against their big rivals, even if they don’t have a very good record against that opponent in recent years. The 4-3 Georgia Bulldogs have picked up all of their wins this season on home court, and that makes them a tough out. On the downside, they are just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against opponents with a winning percentage of .600 or better. They are also just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games played on a Saturday. Like Tech, the OVER/UNDER for Georgia this season is split at 3-4-0. The Bulldogs are averaging 70.0 PPG and giving up 67.6 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
While it would be fun to see the upset here, the fact of the matter is that Georgia Tech have beat their in-state rivals each of the past 4 seasons. There is nothing to suggest a switch in that trend, which is why I have to choose the Yellow Jackets.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 76 Georgia Bulldogs 68