[7:03 PM] Georgia @ Georgia Tech

Who will WIN this matchup?

Georgia Bulldogs (7-3)

@ Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (6-3)


When Georgia plays at Georgia Tech on Tuesday in a matchup of in-state rivals, it will provide an opportunity for each team’s post stars to continue their outstanding early season. Georgia’s Yante Maten and Georgia Tech’s Ben Lammers have excelled through the first six weeks of the campaign, and each will be key for their team’s chances to earn a year’s worth of Peach State bragging rights.

Maten, a junior forward, has powered the Bulldogs to victories in seven of their first 10 games, leading the team in scoring eight times and rebounding six times while averaging 21.5 points on 59.1 percent shooting from the field and 8.7 rebounds. Lammers, a junior center, is averaging 15.3 points and 11 rebounds, and is among the nation’s leaders in blocked shots per game (4.2).

After scoring only 18 points in a three-game stretch, senior guard J.J. Frazier has averaged 17 points per contest in his past three contests to raise his scoring average to 14.4 points per game. Maten is second in the SEC in scoring, rebounding and field-goal percentage. Since giving up 89 points in a loss to Marquette on Dec. 4, Georgia has allowed 62 points per game in a pair of victories and limited opponents to 39.4 percent shooting from the field.

Freshman guard Josh Okogie continues searching for his shooting touch – going 12-of-43 from the field in his past four games – but scored 14 points Sunday and averages 15.1 per game. Lammers needed just 20 minutes Sunday to record his sixth double-double of the season (12 points, 13 rebounds). The Yellow Jackets are shooting 40.3 percent from 3-point range in their past four games.

The Yellow Jackets average 7.56 blocks per game, ranking second nationally.


StreakSmarts Pick: Georgia Bulldogs

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick