Tigers host Yellow Jackets in Week 6 action
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Clemson Tigers Odds
The defending ACC champion Clemson Tigers look to pull above .500 in conference play when they take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Saturday afternoon in Death Valley (3:30 pm ET, ESPN).
The 4-1 Tigers were early 10-point favorites over the 2-3 Wreck, who just got upset by Middle Tennessee.
Betting Line: Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Tigers as 10-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check the college football odds link for the latest on the over under)..
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 48-rated Tigers and the No. 58-rated Yellow Jackets in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 47-46 win for the Tigers on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Clemson's No. 20-ranked offense (40.2 PPG) against a Yellow Jackets defense that ranks No. 69 at 26.8 PPG. The Tigers passing attack has averaged 310.2 yards per game, more than the Yellow Jackets give up through the air (241.8 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Yellow Jackets own the league's No. 21-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 96 yards per game when on the road. Clemson, on the other hand, rates No. 71 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Georgia Tech was a 49-28 loser in their most recent outing at home against Middle Tennessee. They failed to cover the 25-point spread as favorites, while the total score (77) made winners of OVER bettors. Georgia Tech didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Blue Raiders as Middle Tennessee blasted them 49-28 in Week 5 action.
Clemson was a 45-31 winner in its last match on the road against Boston College. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 76 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. In Clemson's last outing, Tajh Boyd threw for 367 yards to lead the Tigers over Boston College 45-31 at Alumni Stadium.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5
Clemson Tigers Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 7-3
A few Yellow Jackets at Tigers trends to consider:
Georgia Tech is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Clemson
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Georgia Tech's last 8 games when playing Clemson
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Georgia Tech's last 6 games when playing on the road against Clemson
Georgia Tech is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Clemson is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Clemson is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Clemson's last 8 games when playing Georgia Tech
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Clemson's last 6 games when playing at home against Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech home to Boston College, Saturday, October 20
Clemson home to Virginia Tech, Saturday, October 20