Looking to win big? The Tar Heels and Yellow Jackets face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN. The Yellow Jackets are hosting the game at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA. North Carolina is favored by -9 in this Atlantic Coast conference matchup the against Georgia Tech. The over/under for the game is set at 152.5 points.


The Pick: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +9

This game will be played at McCamish Pavilion at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, January 30th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Yellow Jackets.
  • Not only will Georgia Tech pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +9.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.

Can the Tar Heels Lock in a Win at Atlanta?

North Carolina heads into tonight's game against Georgia Tech as 9-point road favorites. The Tar Heels have won 10 straight games and are 17-3 overall this season. They are also a perfect 9-0 in Atlantic Coast Conference action.

So far, North Carolina has been favored in 18 of their 20 games, going 16-2 in those contests. On the road, they have gone 6-2, and their average scoring margin in those games is +6.2. The Tar Heels have won their last six road games.

North Carolina has a solid ATS record this season, going 13-7. They have been the favorite in 18 of their 20 games, and their record vs. the spread when favored is 12-6. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-2, and they are 3-0 vs. the spread in their last 3 road games.

Today's over/under line of 152.5 is right in line with the season average over/under line in North Carolina games of 153.7. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points and their over/under record is 0-3 in that span.

In contrast to their season average of 83.1 points per game, the North Carolina had a below average performance. They scored 75 points against Florida State and had a field goal percentage of 41.4%. RJ Davis is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 21.1 as they approach today's matchup. In addition, Armando Bacot brings a PPG average of 13.6 into the game.

Currently, the Tar Heels' defense holds the 106th rank in the nation, allowing 69.0 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.7 threes per game vs. Georgia Tech. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 28.4%.

Can the Yellow Jackets Please their Home Crowd?

Georgia Tech is 9-11 overall and 2-6 in ACC play. Their average scoring margin at home is +2.2 compared to -8.6 on the road. They have lost three straight games and are 6-8 as the underdog this season.

At home this year, the Yellow Jackets are 5-5, but they have lost four straight games at home. In their last game, they lost to Virginia Tech by a score of 91-67. Over their last 10 home games, they are 4-6.

As the underdog this season, Georgia Tech has gone 7-7 against the spread. Their overall ATS mark is 8-10-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Yellow Jackets are 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 152.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Georgia Tech's games this season (145). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

In their recent matchup, the Georgia Tech offense ended with 67 points against Virginia Tech. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 37.9% and made 8 threes. Baye Ndongo was the leading scorer for the Yellow Jackets, putting up 16 points. In addition, Miles Kelly contributed 11 points.

Coming into today's game, the Georgia Tech defense is giving up an average of 75.8 points per contest. The Georgia Tech defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 91 points and allowed Virginia Tech to connect on 12 threes.