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Virginia vs. Georgia Tech Predictions, Odds

  • February 10, 2021
  • By Joe Williams

The Virginia Cavaliers (13-3) travel to meet the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (9-6) in an ACC battle on Wednesday night at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta. The game will stream on ACCNX.



Virginia-Georgia Tech Betting Odds

  • Spread: Virginia -4.5
  • Money-Line: Virginia -200, Georgia Tech +170
  • Total: 128.5

Odds Subject to Change

The Top 10-ranked Wahoos will face the Yellow Jackets for the second time this season. The last time they met it was a close shave in Charlottesville, with the Hoos coming out ahead by a 64-62 margin. They never came close to covering the 8.5-point number as the 'over' (123) connected.

Virginia has rattled off nine of the past 10 games since a 98-75 beatdown from Gonzaga on a neutral-site court Dec. 26. After a 4-1 ATS run from Jan. 9-25, the Cavaliers have struggled against the number with an 0-2-1 ATS mark across the past three.

Georgia Tech edged Notre Dame by an 82-80 count last time out, but they didn't cover the 3.5-point number. The Jackets enter on a 1-3 ATS skid across the past four, while the 'over' is 4-1-1 across the past six.

Betting Analysis – Virginia Cavaliers

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 13-3
  • ATS: 8-7-1
  • SU - Home: 9-1
  • SU - Away: 4-2
  • O/U: 9-7

Virginia continues to have success despite their deliberate, sometimes downright boring style. They rank just 186th in the country with 71.4 PPG, although they're seventh in the nation in 3-point shooting at 39.8 percent. They're also 19th in the nation with a 49.5 field-goal percentage, and they're the No. 2 ranked team in free-throw percentage at 81.5.

On the defensive end, they're eighth with a 60.1 PPG defensive scoring average, although they're 92nd in defensive field-goal percentage (41.5) and 214th in 3-pointer percentage (33.9).

The Cavaliers enter the game 3-1-1 ATS across the past five road games, although they're just 1-3-1 ATS in the previous five overall, and 2-6-1 ATS in their past nine outings against teams with a winning overall record.

Virginia has hit the 'over' in five of the past seven overall, although the 'under' is 6-1 in their past seven against teams with a winning overall mark.

Betting Analysis –Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 9-6
  • ATS: 7-8
  • SU - Home: 8-2
  • SU - Away: 1-4
  • O/U: 8-5-2

Georgia Tech is just so-so in the offensive categories, posting 76.7 PPG to rank 71st in the nation. They're also 63rd in field-goal percentage at 46.5, while hitting 37.0 percent of their 3-pointers to check in 59th. Georgia Tech isn't nearly the same kind of team as UVA from the charity stripe, hitting just 71.4 percent on free throws to rank 151st in the country.

On defense, Ga. Tech ranks just 232nd with 72.2 PPG allowed, while ranking 272nd in defensive field-goal percentage (45.7) and 310th in 3-pointers allowed (36.9 percent).

The Yellow Jackets hit the court with a 4-1 ATS mark across the past five games at home, and they're a solid 4-0 ATS in the past four at home against teams with a winning road mark.

Georgia Tech is on a 4-1-1 'over' run across the past six outings, while going 4-0 in the past four against teams with a winning overall record.

Inside the Stats – Virginia Cavaliers

  • PS/G: 71.4 (186th)
  • PA/G: 60.1 (8th)
  • Off Rtg: 115.8 (7th)
  • Def Rtg: 97.5 (131st)

Inside the Stats – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

  • PS/G: 76.7 (69th)
  • PA/G: 72.2 (230th)
  • Off Rtg: 107.5 (75th)
  • Def Rtg: 101.2 (220th)

Key Players to Watch

  • UVA - Sam Hauser (15.4 PPG, 7 RPG)
  • UVA - Jay Huff (13.6 PPG, 6.3 RPG)
  • GT - Jose Alvarado (17.6 PPG, 4.4 APG)
  • GT - Moses Wright (16.6 PPG, 7.8 RPG)

Virginia-Georgia Tech Predictions

We have already seen these teams play once this season, and Georgia Tech more than held their own in Charlottesville. Now they get the Hoos on their home floor in Atlanta looking to pull the upset, post a signature win and enhance their resume for the NCAA Tournament committee.

Virginia is 1-1 ATS in their two games this season as a favorite of five or fewer points, including a straight-up loss at Virginia Tech on Jan. 30, 65-51. The Cavaliers won't allow a lot of points, and the Yellow Jackets could keep them without a couple of buckets for the cover if they do not fall behind early and have to play catch-up.

  • Score Prediction: Virginia 67 Georgia Tech 64
  • Best Bets: Georgia Tech +4.5
  • Best Bets: Over 128.5

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