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Tennessee Has Not Lost Opener Since 2008

The Tennessee Volunteers have had little trouble getting off to a good start, as the Vols have won eight consecutive Week 1 contests. Of course, it won’t be easy this season, as Tennessee has a lot of holes to fill on offense and will be facing a game Georgia Tech team.

Shark Bites
  • Georgia Tech is 3-1 ATS in its last 4 games as underdog.
  • The total has gone OVER in Tennessee’s last 4 games.
  • Georgia Tech won their last 4 games of last season by an average margin of 10 ppg.

Replacing Joshua Dobbs, Alvin Kamara and Derek Barnett is a tall order for coach Butch Jones. Figuring out who starts at quarterback will be vital and the choice will likely go a long way to telling you where the program is. Quinten Dormady was the backup each of the past two seasons and offers familiarity while redshirt freshman Jarrett Guarantano offers a more intriguing ceiling but certain growing pains.

The Yellow Jackets bring a wealth of experience this season with 17 starters returning between the offense and defense. Replacing Justin Thomas at the helm of the wishbone offense will be vital but coach Paul Johnson has a glut of potential options to choose from. The entire secondary returns and if the front four can generate pressure, watch out.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the betting opening line for this matchup, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets sat as 6-point underdog, according to 5Dimes. The total had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at OddsShark picked a 37-31 result in favor of the Volunteers. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Tennessee Volunteers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 0-0 so far on the season, and 0-0 ATS vs the point spread. The Tennessee Volunteers, meanwhile, are 0-0 and 0-0 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have seen Georgia Tech go 0-0 and the Tennessee Volunteers go 0-0 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Georgia Tech vs Tennessee injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 69-rated Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the No. 54-ranked Tennessee Volunteers, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Georgia Tech's No. -ranked offense, averaging PPG, against a Tennessee defense that ranks No. this week at PPG. The Georgia Tech aerial game is averaging yards per game, more than the Tennessee Volunteers secondary allows through the air, YPG per game.

Defensively, the Tennessee Volunteers feature the league's No. 92-rated road run defense last season, allowing 221 yards per game. Georgia Tech, meanwhile, ranked No. 11 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time we saw the Cornhuskers, they had no answer for Joshua Dobbs as the Volunteers rolled to a 38-24 victory at Nissan Stadium.

Kentucky was unable to contain Dedrick Mills in its last action and the result was a 33-18 loss against the Yellow Jackets.

Betting Trends
  • Tennessee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee's last 5 games
  • Georgia Tech is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Georgia Tech is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Georgia Tech's last 9 games

Next Betting Matchups

Tennessee home to Indiana State, Saturday, September 9
Georgia Tech home to Jacksonville State, Saturday, September 9