Duke vs Georgia Tech : Duke might not need much help to beat Georgia Tech on Saturday when they meet up at noon ET, but the Blue Devils are expecting the return of guard Tre Jones (shoulder), giving them yet another option on a roster already loaded with NBA talent. They are 22.5-point favorites in the latest
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Team : Duke vs Georgia Tech
Date : Saturday, 26 January
Start Time : 12:00 Pm Et
Duke vs. Georgia Tech odds with the over-under for total points Vegas expects set at 148.5, up 1.5 points from the opening line. Duke has advantages across the board, but 22.5 points is a huge spread against a
The freshman guard doesn’t have eye-popping numbers on the season, but he’s a facilitator that makes Duke’s offense run at maximum potential. Look no further than his team-leading 5.7 assists per game for evidence of that.
Despite facing a tough schedule that has included No. 1 Tennessee and No. 10 Virginia Tech, the Yellow Jackets have only been truly blown out once this year — a 79-51 loss at the hands of Louisville.
“We are a better team with them,” Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner said about Alvarado and Gueye returning from injuries in the team’s last game. “(They) were a little rusty in the first half. We missed just a lot of short shots, and part of that is I felt (those two) did not play well in the first half.”
Jose Alvarado leads the Yellow Jackets in both points and assists, and is the engine that makes Georgia Tech run. He plays 78% of the team’s minutes on the court, takes more shots than any other player on the team and is responsible for more possessions than any of his teammates.
Josh Pastner’s team is 16th nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency on KenPom.com and have limited teams to just 43.4% effective field goal percentage. They’re a stingy team who ranks in the Top 61 of nearly every defensive statistic except for defensive rebounds (258th).
Georgia Tech has struggled throughout conference play in large part because of the team’s inconsistent production on offense. Outside of Jose Alvarado and James Banks, the Yellow Jackets don’t have another reliable scorer.