The trends favor Georgia Tech against #16 Virginia Tech
The NFL is still a couple days away so college football takes center stage tonight when the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets take on the #16 Virginia Tech Hokies. It's only Week 1 but in the end this game could alter the outcome of the standings in the ACC.
The current line on this game as posted by BetJambo has Virginia Tech as a 7-point favorite with the total set at 47.
Virginia Tech has high hopes heading into this season and they're one of the clear favorites behind Florida State to win the ACC.
Georgia Tech hopes to jump into the race for the ACC title. They have plenty of experience under center with senior quarterback Tevin Washington leading the way. In fact, the Yellow Jackets return 17 players while the Hokies return 13 players.
Georgia Tech gave up 359.3 yards per game, ranking 44th in the nation and they ranked 60th, allowing 26.1 points per game.
Virginia Tech beat Georgia Tech 37-26 in Atlanta last year and although that should not be ignored, this is a different team from last year.
In terms of betting, Virginia Tech has to cover a touchdown but they don't have the experience that Georgia Tech has. The Yellow Jackets can run the ball, which will hurt the Hokies in time of possession. It is very hard for a team to cover a touchdown if they don't get the ball as often as they would hope.
The trends in this game also favor Georgia Tech. The underdog in this series is 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings. Virginia Tech is 2-8 ATS in the last ten games and 0-5-1 ATS in the last six home games.
The Yellow Jackets on the other hand are 4-0 ATS in their last four games in September. Georgia Tech may not win this game but I like their chances to keep it close.
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