Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Georgia Bulldogs Odds
In the old-fashioned hate game 10-1 Georgia and 6-5 Georgia Tech face-off Saturday afternoon in Athens (noon ET, ESPN).
The Bulldogs, who will play in the SEC championship game in two weeks, were early 13-point favorites over the Ramblin' Wreck, which has won its last three games to become bowl-eligible.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Bulldogs pegged as 14-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 47-rated Yellow Jackets taking on the No. 18-rated Bulldogs in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 50-40 win for the Bulldogs on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgia's No. 21-ranked offense (37.6 PPG) against a Yellow Jackets defense that ranks No. 78 at 29.6 PPG. The Bulldogs passing attack has averaged 278.9 yards per game, more than the Yellow Jackets give up through the air (251 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Yellow Jackets own the league's No. 42-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 147.8 yards per game when on the road. Georgia, on the other hand, rates No. 28 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Georgia Tech was a 42-24 winner in their most recent outing at home against Duke. They covered the 12.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (66) made winners of UNDER bettors. In their last game, the Yellow Jackets were Week 12 winners, coming out on top of the Blue Devils by a score of 42-24.
Georgia was a 45-14 winner in its last match at home against Ga Southern. The game involved a non-board team, hence there was no line or total on it.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 4-6
Georgia Bulldogs Trends:
When playing in November are 9-1
When playing on grass are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 7-3
A few Yellow Jackets at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Georgia Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia Tech's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Georgia Tech's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Georgia Tech's last 8 games when playing Georgia
Georgia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Georgia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Georgia is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Georgia Tech
Georgia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Georgia Tech