Georgia Tech vs Miami Betting Odds
Miami quarterback Stephen Morris injured his ankle in the Hurricanes’ win over South Florida last week. Morris’ status for this week’s home game against the Yellow Jackets kept the line off the board early in the week and will be something bettors will want to track leading up to Saturday’s kickoff.
The Hurricanes have been extremely impressive in getting off to a 4-0 start in coach Al Golden’s second season. They are scoring 45.3 points and allowing just 12.5 points per game.
The Yellow Jackets are coming off an ugly performance in a 17-10 home loss to Virginia Tech. Georgia Tech was limited to 129 yards on the ground against the Hokies. If that happens again in Miami, it’s going to be a long day for the Jackets.
Miami has beaten Georgia Tech four straight, covering the spread in each, including in last season’ 42-36 overtime win.
Seven of the last 10 meetings have stayed UNDER the total.
They battle the Yellow Jackets, currently with a 3-1 mark (3-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 2-2 for the Hurricanes and 1-3 for the Yellow Jackets.
This game matches up the No. 41 (Hurricanes) and the No. 58 (Yellow Jackets) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 35-27 result in favor of the Hurricanes is predicted by handicapping models.
Georgia Tech was a 17-10 loser in its last match at home against Virginia Tech. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 27 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 9-ranked offense (45.25 PPG) against a Yellow Jackets defense that ranks No. 9 at 12.75 PPG. The Hurricanes passing attack has averaged 262.5 yards per game, more than the Yellow Jackets give up through the air (181.25 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Yellow Jackets own the league's No. 22-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 99 yards per game when on the road. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 44 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Yellow Jackets at Hurricanes trends to consider:
Georgia Tech is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Georgia Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Georgia Tech's last 8 games
Georgia Tech is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Miami is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Georgia Tech
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Georgia Tech
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami's last 10 games when playing Georgia Tech
Miami is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games
Georgia Tech at BYU, Saturday, October 12th
Miami at North Carolina, Thursday, October 17th