Betting line favors Yellow Jackets over Hurricanes
Miami Hurricanes vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Odds
ACC rivals clash when the 2-1 Miami Hurricanes hit Atlanta to play the 2-1 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Saturday afternoon (3 pm ET ESPN3).
Miami has won three straight in the series with G-Tech, but it's the Wreck who are favored by 13.5 points for this game.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks had the Yellow Jackets pegged as 13-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 15 (Yellow Jackets) and the No. 102 (Hurricanes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 60-29 result in favor of the Yellow Jackets is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgia Tech's No. 15-ranked offense (44 PPG) against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 91 at 31.3 PPG. The Yellow Jackets passing attack has averaged 157.3 yards per game, less than the Hurricanes give up through the air (257.7 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Hurricanes feature the league's No. 65-rated road run defense, allowing 192 yards per game. Georgia Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 3 in rushing offense at home.
Miami was a 38-10 winner in its last match at home against Bethune-Cookman. The game involved a non-board team, hence there was no line or total on it. Bethune-Cookman didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Hurricanes as Miami blasted them 38-10 in Week 3 action.
Georgia Tech was a 56-20 winner in their most recent outing at home against Virginia. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score (76) made winners of OVER bettors. Orwin Smith tore up the turf for 137 rushing yards in the latest Yellow Jackets game, a 56-20 win over the Cavaliers at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 4-6
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 6-4
A few Hurricanes at Yellow Jackets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing Georgia Tech
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Georgia Tech's last 5 games when playing Miami
Georgia Tech is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Georgia Tech is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games
Miami home to North Carolina State, Saturday, September 29
Georgia Tech home to Middle Tennessee, Saturday, September 29