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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

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Georgia Tech 21-16 20-12 67.46 66.81 0.64999999999999 10-5 8-6 12-19-1 3-11-1 7-7
UCLA 31-5 17-19 89.81 75.53 14.28 9-9 4-6 17-16-3 10-7-1 4-5-1
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
GATEC 15.41 13.35 1.15
UCLA 21.42 11.19 1.91
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
GATEC 9.62 26.32 35.94
UCLA 9.53 28.94 38.47
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
GATEC 43.77 39.76 4.01
UCLA 52.16 42.18 9.98
Team Records

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 21-16 17-5 4-11 20-12 12-5 8-7 67.46 66.81 0.65
Last 10 5-5 3-2 2-3 7-3 4-1 3-2 66.20 67.30 -1.10
vs Conf 8-11 7-3 1-8 13-6 8-2 5-4 64.79 68.37 -3.58

UCLA Bruins

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 31-5 22-1 9-4 17-19 12-11 5-8 89.81 75.53 14.28
Last 10 8-2 6-0 2-2 4-6 3-3 1-3 84.30 74.40 9.90
vs Conf 16-4 9-1 7-3 6-14 3-7 3-7 86.85 76.20 10.65
Supergrid
Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 67.46 229 75.53 200
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 89.81 2 66.81 43

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
Georgia Tech 0-1 0-1 1-0 73.00 36.00 42.86 30.00 7/20 7.00
UCLA 1-0 1-0 1-0 88.00 47.00 58.49 28.00 8/20 8.00
Head To Head Detail
Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Nov 22, 2006 GATEC 73 UCLA 88 -2 UCLA 146.5 O UCLA GATEC UCLA 36 47 42.9 58.5 30 28 7/20 8/20 7 8
Dec 2, 2000 GATEC 72 UCLA 67 -8 GATEC O Push Push 0 0 0 0 / /

College Basketball Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Mar 30, 2017 TCU 56-88 L 4 133 L/O 35.71 58.82 6 A
Mar 28, 2017 CSBAK 76-61 W -3 124 W/O 43.33 73.08 5 H
Mar 21, 2017 MISS 74-66 W 5.5 144.5 W/U 51.92 85.00 3 A
Mar 19, 2017 BELMT 71-57 W -4 138.5 W/U 46.43 61.90 6 H
Mar 14, 2017 INDY 75-63 W 2.5 143 W/U 48.21 66.67 7 A

UCLA Bruins

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Mar 24, 2017 KENTY 75-86 L -1.5 167 L/U 52.73 61.54 9 A
Mar 19, 2017 CINCY 79-67 W -4 153.5 W/U 50.00 60.00 11 H
Mar 17, 2017 KENT 97-80 W -19 162.5 L/O 62.71 69.57 7 H
Mar 10, 2017 ARIZ 75-86 L -2.5 157 L/O 40.68 88.46 4 A
Mar 9, 2017 USC 76-74 W -10.5 167 L/U 41.18 84.62 9 H

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

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