The No. 8 Kentucky Wildcats look to continue their dominance over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in a non-conference showdown on Saturday at Lexington, Ky. The Wildcats (7-1), who tied with Tennessee for second in the SEC at 15-3 and were 30-7 overall in 2018-19, are 6-1 at home this season, while the Yellow Jackets (4-3), who placed 10th in the ACC and were 14-18 overall last season, are 1-1 on the road in 2019-20. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. ET from Rupp Arena. Kentucky has won five straight at home over the Yellow Jackets. The Wildcats are 15-point favorites in the latest Kentucky vs. Georgia Tech odds, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 137. Before making any Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky picks, check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has crushed its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread the past three years, returning $2,770 to $100 players. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Kentucky vs. Georgia Tech. We can tell you that the model is leaning under, and has generated a strong against the spread pick that is hitting in over 50 percent of simulations. You can head to SportsLine to see it. Now, here are the college basketball betting lines and trends for Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky:
- Kentucky vs. Georgia Tech spread: Kentucky -15
- Kentucky vs. Georgia Tech over-under: 137 points
- Kentucky vs. Georgia Tech money line: Georgia Tech +861, Kentucky -1751
- GT: Averages 40.7 rebounds per game, 35th-best in the nation
- KY: 30-4 all-time at home against the Yellow Jackets
Kentucky is 600-70 at Rupp Arena, becoming the fastest program to win 600 games in its home venue. The Wildcats have been one of the most successful teams in the nation and have recorded 29 straight winning seasons, making 26 NCAA Tournament appearances over the past 28 years. They won national championships in 1996, 1998 and 2012.
Leading the Kentucky offense is junior forward Nick Richards, who is averaging 14.2 points, 8.5 rebounds per game and 2.3 blocks per game. Richards has had a team-high four double-doubles and had a career-high seven blocks in a win over Lamar last month. He has scored in double figures in five straight games and six overall.
But just because the Wildcats are tough to beat at home, does not guarantee they will win or cover the Kentucky vs. Georgia Tech spread on Saturday.
That’s because Georgia Tech has won two of three and is led by sophomore guard Michael Devoe, who is averaging 21.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists this season. Devoe has scored in double figures in six of seven games, including 34 points and nine rebounds in an 82-78 loss at Georgia.
Also leading the Yellow Jackets’ offense is junior forward Moses Wright and senior forward James Banks III. Wright is having a solid start to the season, averaging 12.1 points and 8.3 rebounds. He has scored in double digits in five of seven games, including the last three. Banks, who is averaging 11.3 points and 8.4 rebounds, has scored in double figures four times, including 20 in a win over North Carolina State and a loss to Arkansas.
So who wins Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky? And which side of the spread can you bank on in over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Kentucky vs. Georgia Tech spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up more than $2,700 on its college basketball picks the last three years, and find out.
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