Georgia Tech vs Virginia Tech pick
In a game that will help decide who win the ACC's Coastal Division 3-0 Georgia Tech, after winning its conference opener last week over North Carolina, takes on 3-1 Virginia Tech Thursday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta (7:30 pm ET, ESPN).
As of early this week the Ramblin' Wreck, who have lost three in a row in this series, were favored by 7.5 points over the Hokies, who are 0-3-1 ATS this year, after squeaking out an overtime victory over Marshall. Since 2004, Georgia Tech is just 2-7 ATS against the ACC rivals.
The Yellow Jackets are 3-0 so far on the season, and 3-0 ATS vs. the number. The Hokies, meanwhile, are 3-1 and 0-2-2 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Georgia Tech go 1-2 and the Hokies go 2-2 on the totals.
This game matches up the No. 51 (Yellow Jackets) and the No. 68 (Hokies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 34-20 result in favor of the Yellow Jackets is predicted by handicapping models.
Virginia Tech was a 29-21 winner in their most recent outing at home against Marshall. They earned a push of the 8-point spread as favorites, while the total score (50) made winners of OVER bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgia Tech's No. 10-ranked offense (45.33 PPG) against a Hokies defense that ranks No. 28 at 17.25 PPG. The Yellow Jackets passing attack has averaged 139.33 yards per game, more than the Hokies give up through the air (136.75 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Hokies feature the league's No. 37-rated road run defense, allowing 132 yards per game. Georgia Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 9 in rushing offense at home.
A few Hokies at Yellow Jackets trends to consider:
Virginia Tech is 1-4-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Virginia Tech is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 6 games
Virginia Tech is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Georgia Tech is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Georgia Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Georgia Tech's last 7 games
Georgia Tech is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
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