Utah Utes vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Odds
Underdogs have dominated Sun Bowl betting for years and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets hope that doesn't continue when they face the Utah Utes.
Underdogs are 9-2-1 ATS past 12 Sun Bowls, a trend Utah will try to ride as 3.5 point pups. Eight of the past 10 Sun Bowls have aso played OVER the total, for over-under betting fans.
Georgia Tech is a money-losing 0-6 SU in its last six bowl appearances while Utah is 9-1 SU in its last 10 bowl appearances. [ Full Sun Bowl odds preview article ]
Betting Line: Utah settled in as 3.5 point underdogs on the Sun Bowl odds menu. The total sat at 50.5 earlier this week at shops such as and others.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgia Tech's No. 19-ranked offense (34.9 PPG) against a Utes defense that ranks No. 18 at 19.7 PPG. The Yellow Jackets passing attack has averaged 142.8 yards per game, less than the Utes give up through the air (245.8 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Utes own the league's No. 6-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 92.5 yards per game when on the road. Georgia Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 3 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Last time out for Utah, they were a 17-14 loser as they battled Colorado at home. Utah failed to cover in the match as a 22.5-point favorite, while 31 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
In their last action, Georgia Tech was a 31-17 loser at home against Georgia. They failed to cover the 4.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (48) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.
Utah Utes Trends:
When playing in December are 7-3
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 6-4
When an underdog on the road are 4-6
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Trends:
When playing in December are 3-7
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 7-3
When favored at home are 8-2
A few Utes at Yellow Jackets trends to consider:
Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 7 games
Utah is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Georgia Tech's last 7 games
Georgia Tech is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Georgia Tech is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Georgia Tech is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games