Florida State favored by 13 against Georgia Tech on Saturday
Florida State Seminoles vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Odds
The 10-2 Florida State Seminoles, coming off a home loss to rival Florida, go in search of a conference championship when they take on the 6-6 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the ACC title game Saturday night in Charlotte (8 pm ET, ESPN).
The 'Noles, who have lost their last two games vs. the Ramblin' Wreck, were early 14-point favorites over mediocre G-Tech.
Betting Line: Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Seminoles listed as 13-point favorites earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Yellow Jackets rated this week at No. 38 and the Seminoles sitting at No. 3. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 57-36 result in favor of the Seminoles this week.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgia Tech's No. 23-ranked offense (36.2 PPG) against a Seminoles defense that ranks No. 7 at 15.1 PPG. The Yellow Jackets passing attack has averaged 135.4 yards per game, less than the Seminoles give up through the air (164.3 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Seminoles feature the league's No. 2-rated road run defense, allowing 68.2 yards per game. Georgia Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 4 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Florida State was a 37-26 loser at home against Florida. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (63) was profitable news for OVER bettors. In their last game, the Seminoles were Week 13 losers coming out on the wrong end of 37-26 score against Florida.
Last time out for Georgia Tech, they were a 42-10 loser as they battled Georgia on the road. Georgia Tech failed to cover in the match as a 14.5-point underdog, while 52 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Georgia Tech didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Bulldogs as Georgia blasted them 42-10 in Week 13 action.
Florida State Seminoles Trends:
When playing in December are 6-2
When playing on grass are 8-2
After being outgained are 7-3
When favored on the road are 8-2
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Trends:
When playing in December are 3-7
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When an underdog at home are 3-7
A few Seminoles at Yellow Jackets trends to consider:
Florida State is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
Florida State is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Georgia Tech
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida State's last 6 games
Florida State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Georgia Tech's last 10 games
Georgia Tech is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Georgia Tech is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Florida State