An early 11 a.m. ET start highlights the bowl lineup on New Year’s Eve, as Georgia Tech and Kentucky will collide in the TaxSlayer Bowl.
Georgia Tech looked great after a 3-0 start but proceeded to drop three straight against Clemson, Miami and Pitt. The Yellow Jackets went on to win four of their next five to secure bowl eligibility, but you’ll have to forgive Georgia Tech’s players if they were hoping to play in a larger-profile game.
Kentucky has been a very reliable bet over the last few months. The Wildcats are 7-2 ATS in their previous nine games, highlighted by a 41-38 triumph over rival Louisville as 28.5-point underdogs on November 26.
OVER bettors have loved the Yellow Jackets lately, and for good reason. Georgia Tech has cashed OVER bets in six of its previous eight affairs.
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 6-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Kentucky Wildcats are 7-5 ATS. Georgia Tech is 7-4 against the over under total, while Kentucky is 7-5 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kentucky vs Georgia Tech injuries news.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 81-rated Kentucky Wildcats and the No. 69-ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.
The game also pits Kentucky's No. 53-ranked offense, averaging 31 PPG, against a Georgia Tech defense that ranks No. 47 this week at 25 PPG. The Kentucky aerial game is averaging 187 yards per game, less than the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets secondary allows through the air, 236.58 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets own the league's No. 81-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 211.6 yards per game when on the road. Kentucky, on the other hand, rates No. 17 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
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In their last game, the Yellow Jackets were Week 13 winners, coming out on top of the Bulldogs by a score of 28-27.
In their last game, Kentucky's aerial attack generated 338 yards and the Wildcats came away with a 41-38 victory over Louisville at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
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