Georgia Tech vs North Carolina Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 10 (GT Gives UNC More Trouble Than Expected)

Devon Platana
Georgia Tech vs North Carolina prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Georgia Tech vs North Carolina prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/Chris Seward

Georgia Tech vs North Carolina Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (6-3, 0-0 ACC) vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (5-4, 0-1 ACC)
Date: Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022
Time: 3:15 p.m. ET
Venue: Dean E. Smith Center — Chapel Hill, NC
Coverage: ESPN

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Saturday, Dec. 10 with an ACC clash between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and North Carolina Tar Heels.

Georgia Tech is flying high at the moment, winning for the third time in its last four outings with a 79-77 victory over Georgia on Tuesday. On the other hand, North Carolina hasn't found any success lately, losing 80-72 to Virginia Tech on Sunday to mark the Tar Heels' fourth consecutive loss.

Can Georgia Tech continue its winning ways on the road? Or will North Carolina finally put an end to its losing skid once and for all?

Georgia Tech vs North Carolina Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: GT: (+660) | UNC: (-1050)
Spread: GT: +13.5 (-118) | UNC: -13.5 (-104)
Total: 143.5 - Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)

North Carolina enters this contest as the heavy favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 3:15 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 143.5 points, which is above average compared to Saturday's projected totals.

Georgia Tech vs North Carolina Prediction & Pick

This is one of those games where North Carolina will get a bounce-back victory. The Huskies have owned the Yellow Jackets over the years, winning 11 of the last 14 games of this ACC rivalry. In fact, UNC beat Georgia Tech twice last season alone by an average margin of 20 points.

Even with the Yellow Jackets owning the better record, they've benefited from a relatively easy schedule. They're still only shooting the ball 41.8% from the floor, which drops to 36.6% in away games. Furthermore, Georgia Tech owns a minus-10.5 scoring margin on the road this season.

Is North Carolina perfect? Not even close, but the Tar Heels are better than their recent play implies. Their offense ranks No 32 in the nation (79.4 PPG) and if the defense can make some key stops, victory shouldn't elude them much longer.

Final Score Prediction: North Carolina: 77 | Georgia Tech: 70

Georgia Tech vs North Carolina Betting Trends

- Georgia Tech is 1-5 straight up in its last six games against the ACC.
- North Carolina is 0-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games.
- The total has hit the over in each of Georgia Tech's last seven road games against North Carolina.
- The total has hit the under in six of North Carolina's last eight games played in December.

Georgia Tech vs North Carolina Best Bet

Although I see North Carolina ending its skid tonight, there's no reason why it should be a 13.5-point favorite. The Tar Heels haven't won a game in over two weeks and are 1-8 ATS overall this season. On the other hand, Georgia Tech has at least covered the spread in five of its eight games so far while also being 10-5 ATS in its last 15.

With UNC's recent history playing a big factor, back Georgia Tech when it comes to the spread.

Bet: Georgia Tech +13.5 (-118)

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