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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Duke Blue Devils Odds
A key Week 3 battle has the visiting Yellow Jackets travelling to Duke on Saturday to face the Blue Devils.
They bring a 2-0 record (2-0 ATS) to the Week 3 battle against the 1-0 Yellow Jackets, who are 1-0 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Duke go 0-2 so far and the Yellow Jackets go 1-0.
Betting Line: Duke were sitting as 9-point underdogs earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 13-rated Blue Devils and the No. 7-rated Yellow Jackets in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 98-58 win for the Yellow Jackets on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Duke's No. 43-ranked offense (36.5 PPG) against a Yellow Jackets defense that ranks No. 1 at 0 PPG. The Blue Devils passing attack has averaged 264 yards per game, more than the Yellow Jackets give up through the air (164 YPG on average).
In their last action, Georgia Tech was a 70-0 winner at home against Elon. They covered the 44-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (70) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Georgia Tech cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 70-0 score against Elon at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Last time out for Duke, they were a 28-14 winner as they battled Memphis on the road. Duke covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 42 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Last time out for the the Tigers, they were scorched by Jamison Crowder for 140 receiving yards against the Blue Devils in a 28-14 loss at Liberty Bowl.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 6-4
Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 3-7
A few Yellow Jackets at Blue Devils trends to consider:
Georgia Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Duke
Georgia Tech is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Duke
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Georgia Tech's last 5 games
Georgia Tech is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Duke
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Duke's last 6 games at home
Duke is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
Duke is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Georgia Tech
Duke is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Georgia Tech home to North Carolina, Saturday, September 21
Duke home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, September 21