Georgia vs GTech odds: Bulldogs chalk
Georgia has won 11 of the past 12 rivalry games against Georgia Tech and they have rewarded bettors with a 9-3 ATS run in those games.
The teams hook up Saturday afternoon in a matchup that has seen seven of the past nine games go UNDER the total. The Bulldogs were 3-point road chalk midweek at Bovada while the total was hovering around 57.5.
Both teams have trended OVER the total in 2013 action so far.
Backers of the Yellow Jackets have seen them go 7-4 and 5-5-1 ATS so far this season, while the Bulldogs are at 7-4 and a money-losing 2-7-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 8-3, while the Yellow Jackets are 7-4.
Bettors looking to back the visiting Bulldogs in this one found them as 3-point favorites on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. The line had remained steady through the week.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Yellow Jackets rated this week at No. 51 and the Bulldogs sitting at No. 26. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 43-37 result in favor of the Yellow Jackets this week.
David Sims ran through the Alabama A&M defense for 111 yards in Georgia Tech's last game, handing the Bulldogs a 66-7 setback on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgia Tech's No. 25-ranked offense (36.82 PPG) against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 78 at 29 PPG. The Yellow Jackets passing attack has averaged 119.64 yards per game, less than the Bulldogs give up through the air (232.82 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Bulldogs own the league's No. 78-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 194.6 yards per game when on the road. Georgia Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 6 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Bulldogs at Yellow Jackets trends to consider:
Georgia is 1-6-2 ATS in its last 9 games
Georgia is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Georgia's last 13 games
Georgia is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Georgia Tech is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Georgia Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Georgia Tech's last 7 games
Georgia Tech is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home