Virginia vs Georgia Tech Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, December 31, 2022

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The Virginia Cavaliers (9-2, 1-1 ACC) square off against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (7-5, 0-2 ACC) on Saturday at 12:00 PM ET in ACC play.

Saturday’s matchup between the Cavaliers and the Yellow Jackets sees the Cavaliers as a solid, 9.5-point favorite. The game has a point total of 125.

Virginia vs. Georgia Tech Odds

Point Spread for Virginia vs. Georgia Tech

The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Virginia as the favorite.

Virginia vs. Georgia Tech Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Virginia has -456 odds to pick up the win, while Georgia Tech is listed at +346 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 125 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, December 31, 2022
  • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Arena: Hank McCamish Pavilion

Virginia vs. Georgia Tech Betting Trends

Virginia has three wins against the spread in 11 games this year. The Cavaliers have been favorites in five games this season and have come away with the win four times (80%) in those contests. Virginia’s games this year have gone over the point total 45.5% of the time (five out of 11 games with a set point total).

Georgia Tech has played 11 games, with six wins, against the spread. The Yellow Jackets have not yet won a game they were the moneyline underdog this season, going 2-1. Georgia Tech’s games this year have gone over the total in four of 11 opportunities (36.4%).

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Virginia vs. Georgia Tech Key Players to Watch

Virginia

Kihei Clark puts up a team-best 5.5 assists per game. He is also putting up 11.2 points and 2.6 rebounds, shooting 40.0% from the floor and 40.0% from downtown with 1.3 made 3-pointers per contest. Jayden Gardner paces the Cavaliers with 11.8 points per game and 6.0 rebounds, while also averaging 0.5 assists. Reece Beekman is averaging 9.4 points, 5.1 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game. Kadin Shedrick is posting 9.0 points, 0.7 assists and 4.4 rebounds per contest.

Georgia Tech

Jalon Moore leads the Yellow Jackets in rebounding (6.2 per game), and posts 10.1 points and 0.8 assists. He also puts up 1.1 steals and 1.4 blocked shots. Deivon Smith is averaging a team-leading 3.3 assists per game. He’s also delivering 8.1 points and 5.3 rebounds, hitting 39.6% of his shots from the floor. Javon Franklin gives the Yellow Jackets 8.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest. He also puts up 1.1 steals and 2.0 blocked shots. Miles Kelly is posting team highs in points (13.6 per game) and assists (1.1). And he is contributing 3.6 rebounds, making 43.4% of his shots from the floor and 37.9% from 3-point range, with 2.1 triples per contest.

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What you need to know about the Virginia Cavaliers

Last season, 11 of Virginia’s conference games went over the point total. The Cavaliers own a top-25 defense this season, ranking 11th-best in college basketball with 58.5 points allowed per game. On offense, they rank 230th with 69.8 points scored per contest. Virginia is grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game (289th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing 27.6 rebounds per contest (32nd-ranked).

So far this season, Virginia is sinking 6.7 threes per game (267th-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 35.7% (100th-ranked) from downtown. So far this season, the Cavaliers are giving up 6.9 threes per game (156th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opponents to shoot 33.0% (189th-ranked) from three-point land.

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What you need to know about the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

A total of 10 of Georgia Tech’s conference games last season hit the over. The Yellow Jackets are 179th in college basketball in points scored (72.5 per game) and 162nd in points conceded (68.2). In 2022-23, Georgia Tech is 142nd in college basketball in rebounds (33.4 per game) and 333rd in rebounds allowed (34.8).

Georgia Tech is 277th in the country in 3-pointers made (6.4 per game) and 282nd in 3-point percentage (31.8%). Defensively, the Yellow Jackets are 16th-best in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed per game at 5.1. They are sixth-best in 3-point percentage conceded at 26.3%.

Virginia vs. Georgia Tech Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Virginia, and we project that Georgia Tech will cover the spread (Virginia -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 125 points.

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How to bet Virginia vs. Georgia Tech

You can bet on Virginia vs. Georgia Tech at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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