Georgia Tech and UCLA Tip Off Season in China

Georgia Tech Vs. UCLA

UCLA Has 3 Players Suspended

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the UCLA Bruins will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Mercedes-Benz Arena. The game is being played in Shanghai, China.

This is the fifth season a member of the Pac-12 tipped its season off in China. ESPN will televise the game and tip-off is scheduled for 11:30 pm EST.

Oddsmakers opened the Bruins as -8.5-point favorites versus the Yellow Jackets, while the game’s total opened at 145.5. The line now has the Bruins as a 9-point favorite. The total is at 144.

Three UCLA players will not play following arrests in an alleged shoplifting incident Tuesday in Hangzhou. The players are freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill.

Georgia Tech Has Controversy Too

CBS Sports published allegations a friend made against Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner. The allegations accused Pastner of knowing about exchanges of illegal benefits.

Georgia Tech previously self-reported violations involving Josh Okogie and Tadric Jackson to the NCAA.

The Yellow Jackets’ top three scorers from a season ago were to return. The indefinite suspensions of Jackson and Okogie, who averaged 12.1 and 16.1 points, leave only Ben Lammers for the season opener. Lammers averaged 14.2 points and a team-high 9.2 rebounds in 2016-17.

Lammers’ role should be even more prominent as a senior, particularly amid the Yellow Jackets’ roster turmoil.

UCLA is a Team in Transition

The Bruins tip off 2017-18 with a short-handed roster as a result of the arrests. They still feature a good mix of veterans and talented youngsters. The Bruins lost stars Lonzo Ball and T.J. Leaf to the NBA draft. They also lost prolific scoring guard Isaac Hamilton and reserve center Ike Anigbogu.

Aaron Holiday and Thomas Welsh both averaged in double figures a season ago. Holiday averaged 12.3 points and Welsh was at 10.8 points. Welsh was UCLA’s top rebounder at 8.7 per game.

UCLA will rely on another highly coveted freshman point guard in Jaylen Hands to replace Lonzo Ball.


Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Georgia Tech21-1620-1267.4666.810.6499999999999910-58-612-19-13-11-17-7
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Team Records

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Last 105-53-22-37-34-13-266.2067.30-1.10
vs Conf8-117-31-813-68-25-464.7968.37-3.58

UCLA Bruins

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Last 108-26-02-24-63-31-384.3074.409.90
vs Conf16-49-17-36-143-73-786.8576.2010.65
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense67.4622975.53200
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense89.81266.8143

Head To Head Summary

TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals
Georgia Tech0-10-11-073.0036.0042.8630.007/207.00
Head To Head Detail
DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineATSTotalO/UFG% EdgeReb Edge3PT EdgeAway Half ScoreHome Half ScoreAway FG%Home FG%Away ReboundsHome ReboundsAway Three PointersHome Three PointersAway StealsHome Steals
Nov 22, 2006GATEC73UCLA88-2UCLA146.5OUCLAGATECUCLA364742.958.530287/208/2078
Dec 2, 2000GATEC72UCLA67-8GATECOPushPush0000//

College Basketball Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Mar 30, 2017TCU56-88L4133L/O35.7158.826A
Mar 28, 2017CSBAK76-61W-3124W/O43.3373.085H
Mar 21, 2017MISS74-66W5.5144.5W/U51.9285.003A
Mar 19, 2017BELMT71-57W-4138.5W/U46.4361.906H
Mar 14, 2017INDY75-63W2.5143W/U48.2166.677A

UCLA Bruins

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Mar 24, 2017KENTY75-86L-1.5167L/U52.7361.549A
Mar 19, 2017CINCY79-67W-4153.5W/U50.0060.0011H
Mar 17, 2017KENT97-80W-19162.5L/O62.7169.577H
Mar 10, 2017ARIZ75-86L-2.5157L/O40.6888.464A
Mar 9, 2017USC76-74W-10.5167L/U41.1884.629H

Next up:
Georgia Tech home to Bethune-Cookman Sunday, November 19
UCLA home to Central Arkansas Wednesday, November 15

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