Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Yellow Jackets versus the Hokies? Tip off is at at 5:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ACCN. The game will be played at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA. The over/under for this Atlantic Coast conference contest is set at 146.5 points, with Virginia Tech being favored by -8.5 at home against Georgia Tech.


The Pick: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +8.5

This game will be played at Cassell Coliseum at 5:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Hokies.
  • Even though we have Virginia Tech winning straight-up, we like Georgia Tech at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can Georgia Tech Pull Off A Win at Cassell Coliseum?

Georgia Tech heads into tonight's game as 8.5-point underdogs, and they have a record of 6-7 as the underdog this season. They come into this game with a 9-10 overall record, and they have lost two straight games. Their record in conference play is 2-5, compared to 7-5 in non-conference games.

So far this season, the Yellow Jackets have gone 4-4 on the road, and their average scoring margin in those games is -6.6 points per game. They are 3-2 this season when they are the underdog, and they have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games away from home.

Georgia Tech has an ATS record of 8-9-1 this season, including a mark of 5-3 on the road. As the underdog, the Yellow Jackets are 7-6 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Georgia Tech has gone 5-5 ATS.

This season, the over/under record for Georgia Tech games is 9-9 and today's line of 146.5 is below the average over/under line in their games (145). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 153 points.

The Georgia Tech offense is coming off a game in which they scored 64 points vs. Pittsburgh. Overall their field goal percentage was 39.3% while connecting on 8 threes. The top scorer for the Yellow Jackets was Baye Ndongo with 17 points, while Kowacie Reeves also chipped in with 15 points.

At this time, the Yellow Jackets' defense is positioned 227th in the country, permitting 75.1 points per game. The Georgia Tech defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 72 points and allowed Pittsburgh to connect on 8 threes.

Are the Hokies Ready for a Home Win?

Virginia Tech enters this game as the favorite, with an average scoring margin of +11.8 points per game at home this season. So far, the Hokies are 11-2 at home and 9-3 when favored. They have won two straight games and are 12-7 overall.

Over their last 10 home games, the Hokies have gone 8-2, and their record in the ACC is 4-4. For the season, Virginia Tech is 8-3 in non-conference games and 1-5 on the road.

Virginia Tech has an ATS record of 8-9-2 this season and they are 7-4-2 ATS at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Hokies have gone 4-4-2 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 146.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Virginia Tech's games this year (143.2). Currently, their over/under record is 8-11. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 143 points compared to their season average of 142.1 points per game.

The Virginia Tech offense is coming off a game in which they scored 76 points vs. Boston College. Overall their field goal percentage was 49.1% while connecting on 8 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Hunter Cattoor with 17 points. Sean Pedulla also added 16 points for the Hokies.

The Hokies' defense is presently ranked 85th nationally, allowing an average of 68.3 points per contest. So far, the Virginia Tech defense is giving up an average of 8.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.1 times per game (588th).