North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech Prediction and Odds: Take the OVER in this ACC Matchup

Expect a lot of points when UNC takes on Georgia Tech in today's ACC matchup.
Expect a lot of points when UNC takes on Georgia Tech in today's ACC matchup. / Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The North Carolina Tar Heels come off what will likely be the biggest win of their season when they downed the highly touted Michigan Wolverines 72-51. They were 0-2 against ranked opponents heading into the game, having lost to No. 6 Purdue and No. 17 Tennessee, so the win against Michigan was much-needed for their March Madness hopes.

They're now set to face their first ACC opponent of the season in Georgia Tech, who is also 5-2 on the year ahead of today's showdown. The Yellow Jackets fell to their first ranked opponent of the season on December 1st, losing to No. 23 Wisconsin 70-66.

Here are the odds via WynnBET for today's ACC matchup.

UNC vs. Georgia Tech Odds, Spread, and Total


  • UNC -3.5 (-105)
  • Georgia Tech +2.5 (-115)


  • UNC -165
  • Georgia Tech +140


  • 149.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

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UNC vs. Georgia Tech Prediction and Pick

UNC being a 3.5-point favorite makes sense when you look at the statistics. Both teams are similar in a lot of areas, but UNC has the slight edge in many of them.

For that reason, I'm going to look at the total instead and back the OVER 149.5 at -110. North Carolina is notorious for playing at a fast pace, and that holds true this season. The Tar Heels are averaging 74.7 possessions per game, which is the 62nd most in the country. Georgia Tech doesn't play at a blistering pace, but it still ranks in the top half of college basketball.

Both teams are also better offensively than defensively. UNC ranks 37th in offensive efficiency but 197th in defensive efficiency. Georgia Tech ranks 52nd in effective field goal percentage, but 112th in opponent effective field goal percentage.

All signs point to today's ACC game being a high-scoring affair.

PICK: OVER 149.5