Duke Blue Devils at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Preview
Date: Wednesday, January 8th
Time: 9 pm
Pointspread: Duke Blue Devils -11.5
Total Line: 139.5
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With the introduction of the new year, that means that it is time to start focusing more on the college basketball season.
We are in the middle of conference play, and that means teams are battling to prove they are the best that their conference has to offer.
There is no clear dominant conference this season, which makes the college basketball landscape as exciting as it has ever been.
On Wednesday night, we have the No. 2 Duke Blue Devils on the road to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
Duke has been one of the premier programs all season long, with only one loss on the season. Let’s break down this matchup and determine your best bets.
Duke at Georgia Tech Game Overview
Looking at this matchup, it seems like Georgia Tech is completely overpowered for this game. The Blue Devils are looking as strong as they ever have.
It’s all about center Vernon Carey Jr., who is the leading scorer and rebounder for the Blue Devils at 18.4 and 9.0, respectively.
Carey is a beast down low and crashes the glass hard. Georgia Tech is going to have its hands full this whole game trying to put a lid on his production.
Tre Jones should also be poised for a big game. He is the key to Duke’s offense and really gets them going in these games.
For the Yellow Jackets, I think Moses Wright is going to be their most important player in this game. Wright will likely find himself matched up with Carey.
Wright is a solid forward down low. At 6-9 and 230 pounds, he has the frame to body up with Carey. Wright also nearly averages a double-double at 13.4 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.
In terms of stopping Carey, it is going to be all about Wright in this one. As you can tell, most of this article has focused on Carey, and that is a testament to how dominant he is.
With all that being said, our friends at BetAnySports have Duke favored in this contest at -11.5.
Duke at Georgia Tech Free Game Prediction
I don’t think anyone has to think too hard about this game. Georgia Tech is dramatically overmatched in this contest.
Take Duke in this one, as I think it is the best team in the country. The Blue Devils will lock in this game up, no problem.
Make sure to lock in your bets before tip-off!