The Yellow Jackets are a Senior backed team and are very strong and tough. They just can’t finish games. Louisville to me is a little,over rated. They are careless at times with the ball and away from Home are vulnerable to the style of play the Yellow Jackets will present. Louville won’t have the luxury with dominating the boards and creating more turnovers here so they will have to be much more efficient from the floor away from home. I’m betting Tech once again takes them to the wire like they have done all year but to lose like they have by a possession or two. 5 STARS GEORGIA TECH +7
John Fisher Las Vegas, Nevada
WINNER …..Georgia Tech +7 Covers. Louville 75-71…Yellow Jackets played with Louville the entire game.
I will do a parlay here with ML and Under. The Spartans will be in desperation mode to avoid 4 losses in the Big Ten. They will be wearing their special limited Green Uniforms to help them get motivated. The problem here is they seem to be out of sink and their defense has been suspect. The Terps are also a team that has not really put together a complete game with all their talent but do have a balanced lineup with five players averaging DDs. I see this game very similar to when these two teams played last year. A lot of hype and intensity. Coach Izzo really focused on his defense with better ball pressure on defense to help create better transition on offense. Scoring…Terps have far better options. Spartans have Valentine Forbes and Harris….problem Forbes is a streak shooter and right now he is going south. Harris will be outsized versus Maryland so I see Spartans going stagnant on offense. Terps sometimes spend too much time dribbling and not passing and have way too many forced turnovers for a final four team. I see this game being ugly with score being in the mid 130’s.
Terps ML +130 and Under 144….69-66
WINNER UNDER 144 LOSER MARYAND….Spartans and Costello came to play and win 74-65. Terps Trimble showed but had no help as Layman and Sulaimon did not play well. Spartans played like a team that needed game more.