Clemson vs Georgia Tech Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 21 (Yellow Jackets Earn First Win in Conference Play)

Larry Rupp
Clemson vs Georgia Tech prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Clemson vs Georgia Tech prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Gerry Broome
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Clemson vs Georgia Tech Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Clemson Tigers (9-3, 1-0 ACC) vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (7-4, 0-1 ACC)
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: McCamish Pavilion — Atlanta, GA
Coverage: ESPN2

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Wednesday with an ACC matchup between the Clemson Tigers and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Clemson enters this one as a victor in five of its last six games. That includes a great 85-67 win over Richmond on Saturday where the Tigers shot 48.5%.

Meanwhile, Georgia Tech took down Alabama State, 96-60, on Saturday to earn its fourth win in its last six games. Six Yellow Jackets players scored in double-digits, but it was the efforts of senior Kyle Sturdivant that really stood out. He racked up 13 points (5-of-10 shooting), 8 rebounds and 7 assists.

Clemson vs Georgia Tech Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: CLEM: (-134) | GTECH: (+112)
Spread: CLEM: -2.5 (-106) | GTECH: +2.5 (-114)
Total: 139.5 —Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)

Clemson enters this contest as slight road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 139.5 points, which is about average compared to Wednesday's projected totals.

Clemson vs Georgia Tech Prediction & Pick

Clemson lacks a scorer that can singlehandedly take over the game, but it does roster five players averaging over 9.5 points per game. That kind of depth makes it hard for opponents to successfully defend over the course of an entire game. The Tigers rank 42nd in offensive efficiency as a result.

Georgia Tech finds itself in an entirely different situation. The Yellow Jackets have been thriving due to a defense that allows only 62.2 points per home game. It's a unit that also ranks 14th in opponent three-point shooting percentage (27.1%). That is crucial given Clemson's success from long range.

This lines up as even as any matchup on Wednesday and I'll back a Yellow Jackets team riding a seven-game home winning streak.

Final Score Prediction: Clemson: 65 | Georgia Tech: 70

Clemson vs Georgia Tech Betting Trends

- Clemson is 1-7 straight up in its last eight away games.
- The total has hit the over in five of Clemson's last six games.
- Georgia Tech is 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last six home games against Clemson.
- The total has hit the under in six of Georgia Tech's last eight games against Clemson.

Clemson vs Georgia Tech Best Bet

Grabbing a home team on a winning streak as a 2.5-point underdog is too good to pass up here. It's worth noting that the Yellow Jackets are 6-0 against the spread (ATS) in their last six games against the Tigers. They won four games outright during that span and never lost by more than 3 points.

Clemson is also 1-7 straight up in its last eight away games. The Tigers are shooting just 43.3% away from home this season and averaging 67.8 points per game. On the other side, the Yellow Jackets are shooting 48.6% at home and averaging 80.8 points per game. The choice is clear on Wednesday.

Bet: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +2.5 (-114)

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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