The No. 8 Kentucky Wildcats (7-1) put their five-game winning streak on the line when they challenge the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (4-3) at Rupp Arena. The game starts at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 14, 2019, and will air on ESPN.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Kentucky Wildcats Free Prediction
The last time the Yellow Jackets played, they were blown out by the Syracuse Orange, 97-63. Syracuse was successful at getting and making free throws. The Orange made 25 of their 30 free throws (83.3 percent), while the Yellow Jackets were just 7-18 (38.9 percent). Moses Wright was Georgia Tech’s leading scorer with 17 points on 8-for-17 shooting.
The Wildcats dismantled the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights in their last contest, 83-52. The Wildcats knocked down 17 of their 19 free throws (89.5 percent) and held the Knights to an effective field goal percentage of 0.362 (below their season average of 0.514). EJ Montgomery was the top scorer from either team with 25 points on 12-for-16 shooting from the field.
Kentucky could own the offensive glass in this contest. The Wildcats rank 18th in offensive rebounding percentage (35.8 percent), while Georgia Tech ranks 284th in defensive rebounding percentage (68.8 percent) dating back to the 2018-19 season.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Kentucky Wildcats ATS Pick
Basketball Tip: ATS Winner – Kentucky, O/U – Over
Kentucky ranks 47th in steals allowed per game (5.6) while Georgia Tech ranks 169th (7.3).