clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Pick against the spread for Georgia Tech-Utah on November 21

VSiN’s Greg Peterson goes over the best betting options for Monday’s college basketball matchup between the Georgia Tech Yellowjackets and Utah Utes

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

NCAA Basketball: Sam Houston State at Utah Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

The Georgia Tech Yellowjackets and Utah Utes begin their quests for the Fort Myers Tip-Off title in Florida Monday with Utah looking to knock Georgia Tech from the ranks of the unbeaten.

Georgia Tech Yellowjackets vs. Utah Utes (-4.5, 132)

Georgia Tech has been far from prolific on offense in their three wins, ranking 288th in points scored on a per possession basis against Division I competition and are turning the ball over nearly 1.9 times per each assist on the road this season.

The Yellowjackets also have just one player talker than 6-foot-8 that is averaging more than three minutes per game, which will make it difficult to defend 7-foot-0 versatile big man Branden Carlson.

Carlson is averaging 17 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks per game while being a threat to shoot from 3-point range and also controls the paint with the Utes 13th in the country in opponent field goal shooting percentage.

Utah also has one of their main cogs back in 6-foot-6 Marco Anthony, who made his season-debut in the team’s last game against San Houston State last season he averaged 9.1 points and seven rebounds per game on 35.3% 3-point shooting.

Georgia Tech enters the tournament allowing Division I opponents to get an offensive rebound on 32.9% of their missed shots and with facing the biggest lineup in terms of length to-date this season, Georgia Tech will suffer their first loss if the season on Monday:

The Play: Utah -4.5

Get Peterson’s spread and total lines for every game on the college basketball board.

Check out the DraftKings college basketball betting splits with public money and betting percentages.