The Duke Blue Devils (13-1, 3-0 ACC) and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (7-7, 2-2 ACC) tip it off at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday. We analyze the Duke-Georgia Tech odds and betting lines, while providing college basketball betting tips and advice on this matchup.
The Blue Devils are ranked second in the USA TODAY Sports men’s basketball coaches poll.
Duke at Georgia Tech: Three things you need to know
1. Duke ranks fourth in the nation with 84.1 points per game, and is 17th in the country with a field-goal percentage of 48.4%.
2. Blue Devils F Vernon Carey Jr. leads the team in points (18.4 per game), rebounds (9.0 RPG) and blocked shots (2.1 BPG) with a field-goal percentage of 62.8%, while G Tre Jones leads the team with 7.2 assists and 2.0 steals per game.
3. Georgia Tech is coming off its most impressive and complete effort of the season, a 96-83 victory at North Carolina Jan. 4.
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Duke at Georgia Tech: Odds, betting lines and picks
Duke 82, Georgia Tech 64
Duke (-910) is an overwhelming favorite, and you cannot risk more than nine times the return. That’s just ludicrous. AVOID the temptation of Georgia Tech (+575), too. The Jackets are not half the team they showed in UNC.
Against the Spread (ATS)
DUKE (-12, -110) topped Georgia Tech (+12, -110) last season by a 66-53 score, failing to cover a 23-point number at home. The last time these teams met at McCamish, the Blue Devils came away with an 80-69 road win to cover an 8.5-point spread. Look for the Blue Devils to smack the Yellow Jackets back to reality after their impressive win at North Carolina. Duke pounded Miami by 33 last time out, and will treat Georgia Tech similarly.
OVER 139 (-110) is the way to go in this one, hitting in three of the past four true road or neutral-site games for the Blue Devils.
The Yellow Jackets’ offensive outburst was a rarity, as they’re normally in the 60’s. They have posted 67.6 PPG to rank 273rd in the nation. Carey, Jones and company, however, have piled up the points, and they’ll do so against the Yellow Jackets, too.
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