Virginia Cavaliers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Odds
Virginia goes for a rare 3-0 start when it visits Georgia Tech for an ACC bout Saturday afternoon (3:30 pm Eastern, ESPNU). The Cavaliers, coming off a 17-16 victory over Penn State, are 10-point underdogs vs. the Yellow Jackets, who are 1-1 after pounding Presbyterian 59-3.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks had the Yellow Jackets pegged as 11-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Yellow Jackets at No. 15 and the Cavaliers at No. 35 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 51-37 result in favor of the Yellow Jackets.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Georgia Tech's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 38 PPG, against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 42 this week at 17.5 PPG. The Yellow Jackets aerial game is averaging 169.5 yards per game, less than the Cavaliers secondary allows through the air, 223.5 YPG per game.
Last time out for Virginia, they were a 17-16 winner as they battled Penn State at home. Virginia failed to cover in the match as a 10-point favorite, while 33 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Cavaliers grabbed a Week 2 victory over the Nittany Lions in their last game, winning 17-16 at Scott Stadium.
Georgia Tech was a 59-3 winner in its last match at home against Presbyterian. The game involved a non-board team, hence there was no line or total on it. In their last game, Georgia Tech got a 116-yard performance from Zach Laskey as a key part of its 59-3 win over Presbyterian.
Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 8-2
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 5-5
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 6-4
A few Cavaliers at Yellow Jackets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia's last 6 games when playing on the road against Georgia Tech
Virginia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Virginia's last 8 games when playing Georgia Tech
Virginia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Georgia Tech's last 6 games when playing at home against Virginia
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Georgia Tech's last 8 games when playing Virginia
Georgia Tech is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Virginia
Georgia Tech is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Virginia at TCU, Saturday, September 22
Georgia Tech home to Miami, Saturday, September 22