Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. St. Mary’s Gaels
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the St, Mary’s Gaels face off on Sunday in college basketball action. The Gaels are -5 point favorites over the Yellow Jackets with an over/under point total set at 124.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets started the season at 3-0 but on Friday they just didn’t have enough to hold down Cal. Brian Gregory’s team is focusing on defense and they are playing it well which should give them chances to win games. As a team Georgia Tech is averaging 60.5 points, 12 assists, and they are shooting 41.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 50.8 points, 10 assists, and their opponents are shooting 37.2 percent. Kammeon Holsey is averaging 12 points and 5.5 rebounds, Marcus Georges-Hunt is averaging 11.5 points and 6.2 rebounds, and Mfon Udofia is averaging 10 points. Georgia Tech ounds the boards and plays defense and while it doesn’t look pretty it is usually an effective style of play.
The St. Mary’s Gaels are coming off of a tough loss where they were upset by Pacific. St. Mary’s has become a regular in the NCAA Tournament and they look to have a team that can get there once again. As a team St. Mary’s is averaging 77.8 points, 13.8 assists, and they are shooting 49.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 6.6 points, 11.2 assists, and their opponents are shooting 41.5 percent. Matthew Dellavedova is averaging 19.6 points and 4.2 assists, Stephen Holt is averaging 13 points and 4.6 rebounds, Brad Waldow is averaging 10.8 points and 5.6 rebounds, and James Walker III is averaging 10 points. St. Mary’s is battle tested and as a strong core of Australian imports.
Georgia Tech is 1-4 against the spread in their last five neutral site games, 7-17-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven Sunday games. St. Mary’s is 35-17-1 against the spread in their last 53 non-conference games, 6-13 against the spread following a double digit loss, and 5-2 against the spread following a loss.
This should be a tight game but look for Georgia Tech to keep it close enough to at least cover.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +5 St. Mary Gael’s