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Yellow Jackets take on Cougars in Week 7 contest

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets BYU Cougars
3-2 October 12, 2013, 07:00 | LaVell Edwards Stadium 3-2



BYU looks to cover the Cougars-Yellow Jackets point spread this week and improve its overall 3-2 mark when they host Georgia Tech in Week 7 action.

The Yellow Jackets will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Cougars are 3-2 ATS. Georgia Tech is 2-3 on the totals; BYU is 1-4.

View Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs BYU Cougars Odds and Stats.

The home team opened as -4-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

The Cougars sit at No. 9 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Yellow Jackets are at No. 54 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Yellow Jackets will win this game 38-33.

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Georgia Tech lost its last outing, a 45-30 result against Miami on October 5. Georgia Tech failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 75 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Yellow Jackets suffered a Week 6 loss against Miami in their last game, falling 45-30 at Sun Life Stadium. Last time out for the the Aggies, they were scorched by Mitch Mathews for 112 receiving yards against the Cougars in a 31-14 loss at Romney Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up BYU's No. 80-ranked offense (27.4 PPG) against a Yellow Jackets defense that ranks No. 25 at 19.2 PPG. The Cougars passing attack has averaged 203.8 yards per game, less than the Yellow Jackets give up through the air (209.8 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Yellow Jackets own the league's No. 41-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 147.5 yards per game when on the road. BYU, on the other hand, rates No. 5 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Yellow Jackets at Cougars trends to consider:
BYU is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
BYU is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of BYU's last 6 games


Next up:
Georgia Tech at Syracuse, Saturday, October 19th
BYU at Houston, Saturday, October 19th