Clemson vs Ga Tech Betting Preview
Georgia Tech won the ACC's Coastal Division by default last season; this season the Ramblin' Wreck is one victory away from winning it again, this time cleanly.
But the Yellowjackets have a tough task in claiming that one victory, as they head up the road to Death Valley for a national television bout with the Clemson Tigers Thursday night (7:30 pm ET, ESPN).
With a victory Georgia Tech, which has won three games in a row, will clinch a spot in the ACC championship game.
Clemson, meanwhile, is playing for pride and a good bowl bid, having been eliminated from contention in the Atlantic Division.
As of early this week the Tigers were favored by 10 points over the Wreck. Georgia Tech is 1-9 SU past 10 games as road dog.
They will face the 6-3 Yellow Jackets, who own a 4-4-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tigers are 6-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Yellow Jackets are 5-4 favoring the OVER.
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 11-rated Tigers and the No. 45-rated Yellow Jackets in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 44-40 win for the Tigers on Thursday.
Georgia Tech was a 21-10 winner in their most recent outing at home against Pittsburgh. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (31) made winners of UNDER bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Clemson's No. 15-ranked offense (39.78 PPG) against a Yellow Jackets defense that ranks No. 15 at 18.78 PPG. The Tigers passing attack has averaged 332.67 yards per game, more than the Yellow Jackets give up through the air (226.11 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Yellow Jackets feature the league's No. 43-rated road run defense, allowing 154 yards per game. Clemson, meanwhile, ranks No. 74 in rushing offense at home.
A few Yellow Jackets at Tigers trends to consider:
Georgia Tech is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Georgia Tech is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia Tech's last 5 games
Georgia Tech is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Clemson is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Clemson's last 6 games
Clemson is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Clemson is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games at home
Georgia Tech at Alabama A&M, Saturday, November 23rd
Clemson at The Citadel, Saturday, November 23rd