The Georgia Southern Eagles and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets meet in college basketball action from the Hank MCCamish Pavilion on Friday.
The Georgia Southern Eagles will be out to bounce back from a 70-52 loss at the hands of Wofford last time out. Andrei Savrasov leads the Eagles in scoring and rebounding with 13 PPG and 6 RPG while Elijah McCadden and Cam Bryant each have 9+ PPG with McCadden each chipping in 2.3 APG. As a team, Georgia Southern is 75.2 PPG on 54.4% shooting from the field, 41.3% shooting from the field and 68.8% from the foul line while allowing 59.8 PPG on 38.1% shooting from the field and 29.7% shooting from three this season.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will look to build on four straight wins after an 85-70 win over Charleston Southern last time out. Michael Devoe leads the Yellow Jackets in scoring and assists with 22.8 PPG and 5 APG while Jordan Usher has 17.2 PPG and a team-high 8.4 RPG to lead the Yellow Jackets on the glass as the other double-digit scorer for Georgia Tech so far this season. As a team, Georgia Tech is averaging 78.8 PPG on 50.7% shooting from the field, 42.5% from three and 68.1% from the foul line while allowing 67.6 PPG on 41.9% shooting from the field and 27.7% from three this season.
Georgia Southern is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Friday games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games as an underdog. Georgia Tech is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 50-24 ATS in their last 74 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games following a win.
I get the case that can be made for Georgia Tech at home as this was a tournament team from last year, but the Yellow Jackets haven’t had the toughest schedule and Georgia Southern’s played some tough competition and tough competition well at that. Look for this one to be a hotly contested affair that stays within the number here. Give me Georgia Southern and the points.