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NIT Championship: Georgia Tech and TCU at Madison Square Garden

NIT Championship Game

 

The fans at Madison Square Garden will see the NIT Championship game between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the TCU Horned Frogs on Thursday Night. Both teams are making great cases for being skipped over for the NCAA Tournament.

Georgia Tech beat No. 3 Indiana, No. 7 Belmont, No. 5 Ole Miss and No. 8 Cal State Bakersfield to reach the title game. TCU’s run featured wins against No. 5 Fresno State, No. 1 Iowa, No. 6 Richmond and No. 4 Central Florida. If you would have went by how the teams were seeded, neither team should be in the Championship game.

Oddsmakers opened the Horned Frogs as 4-point favorites versus the Yellow Jackets, while the game’s total is now sitting at 133.

TCU was a 68-53 winner in its last match in the NIT Semi-Finals against the Central Florida Knights. They covered the -2.5-point spread as favorites. TCU top scorer Vladimir Brodziansky has been strong in the NIT run. After scoring only 5 points in 18 minutes in the first round against Fresno State, the junior has stepped up. In the past three games, Brodziansky is averaging 19 points per game while shooting 21-for-35 from the field (60 percent) and recording only 3 turnovers.

Georgia Tech was a 76-61 winner in their NIT Semi-Final matchup as they battled the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners at home. They covered in the matchup as a -3-point favorite. Georgia Tech has been impressive by winning each tourney game by 8 points or more. Pastner embraced the NIT opportunity right away and it has rubbed off on the Yellow Jackets.

NIT Championship Trends

Georgia Tech:
Team record: 21-15 SU,20-11 ATS
Current Streak: won 4 straight games.
Georgia Tech is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Georgia Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Georgia Tech’s last 5 games

TCU:
Team record: 23-15 SU,18-18 ATS
Current Streak: won 4 straight games.
TCU is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
TCU is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of TCU’s last 7 games

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