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NCAAF Matchup - Yellow Jackets Orange Odds Preview

Syracuse OrangeGeorgia Tech Yellow Jackets
3-3October 19, 2013, 12:30 | Bobby Dodd Stadium3-3

Syracuse travels to Georgia Tech on Saturday, hoping to boost its 3-3 mark in Week 8 action with a victory over the Yellow Jackets.

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

View Syracuse Orange vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 9.5-point underdogs in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as of press time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

The Yellow Jackets - Orange odds would favor the Orange if the lines were set according to power ranks. Georgia Tech is rated No. 72 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Orange sit at No. 51. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 35-32 win for the Yellow Jackets.

Last time out for Syracuse, they were a 24-10 winner as they battled North Carolina State on the road. Syracuse covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 34 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Jerome Smith went over the 100-yard mark (140) in his team's latest effort as Syracuse defeated North Carolina State by a score of 24-10 on Saturday. In their last game, the Yellow Jackets were Week 7 losers coming out on the wrong end of 38-20 score against BYU.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgia Tech's No. 49-ranked offense (32.67 PPG) against a Orange defense that ranks No. 51 at 24.5 PPG. The Yellow Jackets passing attack has averaged 131 yards per game, less than the Orange give up through the air (268 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Orange own the league's No. 62-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 167.5 yards per game when on the road. Georgia Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 16 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Orange at Yellow Jackets trends to consider:
Syracuse is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Syracuse is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Syracuse is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Syracuse's last 5 games
Georgia Tech is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Georgia Tech is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Georgia Tech's last 7 games
Georgia Tech is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Syracuse at Wake Forest, Saturday, November 2nd
Georgia Tech at Virginia, Saturday, October 26th