Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats open as 9.5-point favorites over ACC foe Georgia Tech

Cincinnati Bearcats play Northern Kentucky Norse at Fifth Third Arena.
Cincinnati Bearcats play Northern Kentucky Norse at Fifth Third Arena. /
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According to the latest odds by FanDuel Sportsbook, the Cincinnati Bearcats opened as favorites against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets prior to tip off!

Even though Georgia Tech has enough talent to stay within striking distance, the Bearcats should be able to pull away and eventually earn a notable victory.

Players to watch in the matchup include Cincinnati center Viktor Lakhin, backcourt duo Jizzle James and DaVeon Thomas, forward Dan Skillings Jr and more.

The Bearcats are currently 9.5-point favorites over Georgia Tech with the over/under placed at 149.5 total points according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats open as favorites over ACC foe Georgia Tech

  • Date: Wednesday, November 22 at 7:00 PM
  • Location: Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati
  • Series History: Bearcats lead 7-3
  • TV Broadcast: ESPN+ and fuboTV

During the offseason, Georgia Tech added two SEC transfers in former Ole Miss guard Amaree Abram and former Florida combo guard Kowacie Reeves.

Georgia Tech guard Miles Kelly leads the team with 21.0 points per game, and forward Tyzhaun Claude averages 12.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks.

In his freshman season at Ole Miss, Abram totaled 8.0 points and 2.0 assists per game, while Reeves scored 8.5 points and 2.6 rebounds with Florida.

The most recent meeting against Georgia Tech took place in the 1996 NCAA Tournament as Bearcats big man Danny Fortson fueled the way to an 87-70 win.

Cincinnati Basketball: Dan Skillings Jr should continue hot streak going forward

Cincinnati is fresh off a 90-66 win over Northern Kentucky to stay unbeaten but Georgia Tech could pose a legitimate threat as the programs face off.

Skillings brought a ton of energy off the bench and was an integral part of the Bearcats blowing past Northern Kentucky on Sunday afternoon at home.

The New Jersey native connected on a pair of triples in the opening half and threw down a fastbreak dunk en route to posting a career-best 25 points in a win.

With a chance to secure an NCAA Tournament berth for the first time since 2019, Cincinnati is looking to pick up a quality win against the ACC opponent!

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