North Carolina is trying to climb back into the national rankings and is looking for its third consecutive win when it visits Georgia Tech on Sunday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets are no pushover this season, and are coming off of a narrow loss to Wisconsin on December 1. Tar Heels guard Caleb Love bounced back from a four-point game against UNC Asheville on November 23 to come up big in UNC's last game against Michigan with 22 points.
Yellow Jackets forward Michael Devoe had his second 30-point game this season in his last outing, and he scored 20 points when Tech faced UNC last season. The Tar Heels are favored by 3.5 points in the latest Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 149.5. Before entering any North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Georgia Tech vs. UNC spread: Georgia Tech +3.5
- Georgia Tech vs. UNC over-under: 149.5 points
What you need to know about North Carolina
North Carolina won its second consecutive game by a double-digit margin on December 1 against Michigan, 72-51. Love finished with 22 points, four assists and three steals in the win. The Tar Heels also got strong offensive performances from Armando Bacot (11 points, 14 rebounds) and Dawson Garcia (14 points). Love will want to have a better showing than he did last season against the Yellow Jackets when he scored just eight points on a 3-for-10 shooting night in a UNC loss.
The Tar Heels are one of the top three-point shooting teams in the country to start the season, and have hit 41.5 percent of their shots from beyond the arc. Guard RJ Davis has been UNC's most dangerous shooter from distance and has made 41 percent of his three-point attempts to start the year. He may be in for more of a challenge on Sunday, as the Yellow Jackets have allowed opponents to hit just 29 percent of their threes.
What you need to know about Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech gave No. 23 Wisconsin a run for its money in the 2021 ACC/Big Ten Challenge, but came up just short, 70-66. Devoe shot 5-for-10 from downtown and finished with 33 points and six rebounds, his performance was his third consecutive game in which he has scored at least 42 percent of Georgia Tech's points. Devoe has also been the team's top facilitator and averages 4.3 assists per game this season.
Sunday's game could turn into a shootout if Georgia Tech keeps up its strong three-point shooting as well. This season, the Yellow Jackets have hit 40.7 percent of their three-balls. Dallan Coleman has been in the rotation this season for the Yellow Jackets, but hasn't been asked to be a big producer on offense. That could change on Sunday if they get the green light to shoot from outside, as he's hit 11 of his 20 three point attempts this season.
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