Week 9 odds - Cougars vs. Yellow Jackets

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Oct 27, 3:00 PM | Grass of Bobby Dodd Stadium

BYU Cougars vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Odds


The BYU Cougars continue life as an Independent when they make a stop in Atlanta for a game with the ACC's Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Saturday afternoon (3 pm ET, ESPN3).

The Cougars, 4-4 after a tough loss at Notre Dame, were early two-point underdogs vs. the Wreck, which just broke a three-game losing streak with a win over Boston College.

View BYU vs Georgia Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Georgia Tech were sitting as 2.5-point favorites earlier in the week at Sportsbook. The total was 51 on Friday at Sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Yellow Jackets rated this week at No. 67 and the Cougars sitting at No. 32. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 36-35 result in favor of the Cougars this week.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Georgia Tech's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 37.7 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 8 this week at 14 PPG. The Yellow Jackets aerial game is averaging 158.1 yards per game, less than the Cougars secondary allows through the air, 183.8 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Cougars feature the league's No. 46-rated road run defense, allowing 145 yards per game. Georgia Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 3 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for BYU, they were a 17-14 loser as they battled Notre Dame on the road. BYU covered in the match as a 11.5-point underdog, while 31 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Cougars suffered a Week 8 loss against Notre Dame in their last game, falling 17-14 at Notre Dame Stadium.

In their last action, Georgia Tech was a 37-17 Sportsbook at home against Boston College. They covered the 14.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (54) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Zach Laskey tore up the turf for 101 rushing yards in the latest Yellow Jackets game, a 37-17 win over the Eagles at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 5-5

A few Cougars at Yellow Jackets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of BYU's last 5 games
BYU is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
BYU is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
BYU is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia Tech's last 5 games
Georgia Tech is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Georgia Tech is 5-10-1 ATS in its last 16 games

Next up:
BYU home to Idaho, Saturday, November 10
Georgia Tech at Maryland, Saturday, November 3