NCAA Basketball Picks: Back Pittsburgh To Win By Double Digits At Home Over Georgia Tech

Joe Gavazzi

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 7:10 PM GMT

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 7:10 PM GMT

The Georgia Yellow Jackets meet the Pittsburgh Panthers in an ACC contest on Wednesday night. Don't miss our NCAA basketball picks and make some money tonight.

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Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Pittsburgh -9
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

 

Georgia Tech vs Pitt (-8)
Among yesterday’s selections was one of our fully qualified SUPER Ds, Kansas St., who came in under the number as commanded in their game vs. Texas. Today, we switch gears to a favorite selection (SUPER D favorites were 153-84 ATS (65%) beginning the week) with an ACC contest.

This Wednesday night, January 6th, GA Tech travels to Pittsburgh for Game 2 of their respective ACC slates. Last year, Pitt was 19-15 SU for the season, including a win by 70-65 as (-6) vs. a GA Tech team, who was 12-19 SU last season. Each of these teams is vastly improved with GA Tech entering tonight’s contest at 10-4 SU, while Pitt is 12-1 SU. 

 

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
A measure of the GA Tech improvement came in their league opener, where they lost to powerful N. Carolina only (86-78) in Chapel Hill as a 13 point road dog. But in the top-heavy ACC, GA Tech, who was just 3-15 SU in the league last year, is again ticketed for a lower echelon finish. Last year’s struggles for the Yellow Jackets came when they only shot 41% from the field and 27% from the arc. That has improved significantly to 46/37 this year. But, much of that has come against lower-rung competition. The Yellow Jackets have cruised to high-scoring wins at home against many lesser lights. But in their 2 toughest non-conference, step-up games, they lost by 17 to Villanova and 14 at Georgia. Going to Pitt presents another challenge. 

 

Pittsburgh Panthers
Under 13th year HC Dixon, the Panthers have long been known as a great defensive team. That is true again this season, as the Panthers qualify on our list of SUPER Ds. They allow just 63 PPG, 38% from the field, 29% from the arc. Pitt also has a dominant +12.1 rebound margin and +8.9 assist/TO ratio. That latter number points out the improved offensive efficiency of a Panther team that is now averaging 85/50/36, while knocking down 79% from the stripe (a key factor in extending late game leads). As expected, Pitt is led by experienced triplets, PG Robinson, along with Jamel Artis and Michael Young. But, there is extraordinary depth on this Pitt team, which is a further reason why we will find them excelling in this role. After standing 17-40 ATS as home chalk entering the season, Pitt will extend to 5-3 ATS as home chalk after their dominant double digit victory tonight!

I invite you to put the NCAA basketball odds in your favor and join me with my NCAA basketball pick on Pitt as their SUPER D keys another double digit victory.

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