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Bulldogs Renew Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate Rivalry with Georgia Tech


The Georgia Bulldogs try to keep their faded College Football Playoff hopes alive when they renew their annual “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate” rivalry with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday in a Week 13 matchup at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The 10-1 Bulldogs are coming off an important 42-13 win over Kentucky as 22.5-point home favorites, while the Yellow Jackets’ bowl game hopes took a hit with a 43-20 loss at Duke as 7-point chalk.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of Georgia’s last six games on the road against Georgia Tech.
  • Georgia Tech is 11-2-1 ATS in its last 14 games.
  • Georgia is 8-1 SU in its last nine games on the road after losing its most recent road game.

The Bulldogs bounced back from their 40-17 loss at Auburn as 2.5-point road favorites with last week’s win. Georgia has covered in just two of its past five contests, but has scored 41 or more points on the road on three occasions this season, while twice holding opponents to single-digit totals. The OVER has been a consistent bet when the Bulldogs play, prevailing in five of their past six.

The Yellow Jackets own a middling 5-5 SU record but are unbeaten SU in four straight home dates, including a 28-22 upset of Virginia Tech as 3-point underdogs two weeks ago. However, Georgia Tech has covered just once in its past four, ending a 10-game ATS win streak, and is winless in five SU as double-digit home underdogs, covering just once during that stretch.

Georgia Tech shocked the Bulldogs with a 28-27 upset win as 4.5-point road underdogs a year ago, and has taken two of three SU from their longtime rivals. However, Georgia has largely owned the Yellow Jackets during their century-old rivalry, winning and covering in eight straight road dates, and is 21-5 SU in their past 26 overall.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Georgia Bulldogs in this one found them as 12.5-point favorites on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the OVER/UNDER number opens in this game.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pointed to a potential 39-24 result in favor of the Bulldogs early in the week. That outcome may change during the week, if injuries alter the models, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Georgia Bulldogs vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets currently sport a record of 5-5, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-2-1 ATS. The Georgia Bulldogs are 10-1 and 7-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Yellow Jackets post a 5-5 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Bulldogs have gone 5-6 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Georgia Tech vs Georgia injuries news.

The Yellow Jackets sit at No. 69 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Bulldogs are at No. 4 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Georgia Tech's No. 54-ranked offense, averaging 30.2 PPG, against a Georgia defense that ranks No. 4 this week at 14.36 PPG. The Georgia Tech aerial game is averaging 88.9 yards per game, less than the Bulldogs secondary allows through the air, 170.45 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Bulldogs feature the league's No. 18-rated road run defense, allowing 120.2 yards per game. Georgia Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 2 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time we saw the Wildcats, they had no answer for Nick Chubb as the Bulldogs rolled to a 42-13 victory at Sanford Stadium.

In their last game, Georgia Tech got a 140-yard performance from TaQuon Marshall, but Duke prevailed 43-20.

Betting Trends
  • Georgia is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Georgia is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Georgia's last 6 games
  • Georgia is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Georgia Tech is 11-2-1 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Georgia Tech is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia Tech's last 5 games
  • Georgia Tech is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home