Yellow Jackets home to Blue Devils in NCAAF betting action
Duke Blue Devils vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Odds
A key Week 12 battle has the visiting Blue Devils travelling to Georgia Tech on Saturday to face the Yellow Jackets.
This season the Yellow Jackets are 5-5 overall and 6-4 ATS against the number, while the Blue Devils are 6-4 and 6-4 ATS. As for the totals, Georgia Tech is 7-2 on the OU, and Duke is 7-1-1.
Betting Line: Georgia Tech were sitting as 11.5-point favorites 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: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Yellow Jackets at No. 54 and the Blue Devils at No. 68 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 41-31 result in favor of the Yellow Jackets.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgia Tech's No. 19-ranked offense (38.2 PPG) against a Blue Devils defense that ranks No. 95 at 32.6 PPG. The Yellow Jackets passing attack has averaged 138.6 yards per game, less than the Blue Devils give up through the air (262.5 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Blue Devils feature the league's No. 83-rated road run defense, allowing 197.2 yards per game. Georgia Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 4 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Duke, they were a 56-20 loser as they battled Clemson at home. Duke failed to cover in the match as a 12-point underdog, while 76 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last gridiron battle, Jamison Crowder did much of the damage, producing 167 receiving yards but Duke managed to defeat the Blue Devils 56-20 at Wallace Wade Stadium.
In their last action, Georgia Tech was a 68-50 winner on the road against North Carolina. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (118) was profitable news for OVER bettors. In their last game, Georgia Tech got a 112-yard performance from Vad Lee as a key part of its 68-50 win over North Carolina.
Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing in November are 1-9
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 3-7
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 6-4
A few Blue Devils at Yellow Jackets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Duke's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Duke's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Duke's last 5 games when playing on the road against Georgia Tech
Duke is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Georgia Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Duke
Georgia Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Duke
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Georgia Tech's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia Tech's last 5 games at home
Duke home to Miami, Saturday, November 24
Georgia Tech at Georgia, Saturday, November 24