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Yellow Jackets vs Cavaliers Game Preview

Georgia Tech Yellow JacketsVirginia Cavaliers
4-3October 26, 2013, 12:30 | Scott Stadium2-5

The Yellow Jackets will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Cavaliers in Virginia at Scott Stadium on Saturday in Week 9 action.

The Yellow Jackets will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 4-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Cavaliers are 3-4 ATS. Georgia Tech is 4-3 on the totals; Virginia is 5-2.

View Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds and Stats.

Virginia were sitting as 8.5-point underdogs earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

This game matches up the No. 82 (Cavaliers) and the No. 58 (Yellow Jackets) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 40-19 result in favor of the Yellow Jackets is predicted by handicapping models.

In their last game, the Cavaliers were Week 8 losers coming out on the wrong end of 35-22 score against Duke.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Virginia's No. 101-ranked offense (22.29 PPG) against a Yellow Jackets defense that ranks No. 17 at 19.14 PPG. The Cavaliers passing attack has averaged 197.57 yards per game, less than the Yellow Jackets give up through the air (203.71 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Yellow Jackets own the league's No. 74-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 182.67 yards per game when on the road. Virginia, on the other hand, rates No. 69 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Yellow Jackets at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Georgia Tech is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Georgia Tech's last 9 games when playing Virginia
Georgia Tech is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Virginia
Georgia Tech is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Virginia
Virginia is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games
Virginia is 2-11-2 ATS in its last 15 games at home
Virginia is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Virginia's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Georgia Tech at Pittsburgh, Saturday, November 2nd
Virginia at Clemson, Saturday, November 2nd