Week 1: Braves vs Yellow Jackets Odds
College football betting sees the Alcorn State Braves taking on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Thursday, September 3rd at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Alcorn State (0-0) vs. Georgia Tech (0-0)
Date: Thursday, September 3rd
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Bobby Dodd Stadium – Atlanta, Georgia
NCAA Football Spread: N/A
NCAA Betting Total: N/A
NCAA Moneyline Odds: N/A
Both the Alcorn State Braves and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets had a great season last year, the Braves had a 10 win season in the lower division, which is good by their standards.
Georgia Tech won a trip to the ACC championship game, and got the win in the Orange Bowl last season. Resulting in a preseason #16 ranking for this season.
Most are assuming that this will be a massive blowout, however, Georgia Tech really struggled last year in their opener against another team from a lower division in Wofford, Georgia Tech actually had to make a come back in the 2nd half to get the win.
The Yellow Jackets really need to make the most out of their games against lesser competition and show what they are made of, especially to get the season started off on the right foot.
Last season Alcorn State had a 10 win season and won their first Southwestern Athletic Conference since 1993, they have been making big positive strides as a team recently.
The man pulling the strings for the Braves this year will again be stud quarterback John Gibbs in his senior year. Gibbs threw for 2,482 yards and 21 touchdowns last season, while rushing for 1,006 yards and 11 more TDs.
Gibbs’ main man is TE Jordan Payne, who was apart of the 2015 FCS All-America Team. Payne collected 25 receptions for a team-best 463 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Alcorn State will be looking for a huge upset on Thursday night against the #16 ranked team in the nation.
Georgia Tech will be heading into this 2015 – 2016 season full of confidence, a ranked team and returning 13 starters from a Bowl winning squad last year.
The most important player returning has to be quarterback Justin Thomas, who was the MVP in that Orange Bowl.
Georgia Tech was ranked 11th in total yards last season with 6,671 yards. The Yellow Jackets were also ranked 20th for yards per game at 477, and 12th in points per game with 37.9.
It’s important for Georgia Tech to make the most of these small games to show what they are capable of while getting the season started on the right foot, they will have many tough games this season.
The Yellow Jackets have match-ups this season against #10 Florida State, #12 Clemson, #11 Notre Dame and a huge game against their rivals #9 Georgia.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Alcorn State is 0 – 5 SU in its last 5 games
- Alcorn State is 0 – 5 SU in its last 5 road games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Georgia Tech’s last 5 games at home
- Georgia Tech is 5 – 2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Week 9 NCAA Football Prediction
This will be a big challenge for Alcorn State to compete against a very solid Georgia Tech side, the Yellow Jackets offensive should overpower a lower-division Alcorn State defense.
With the Yellow Jackets at home for their season opener, riding their highest national rank in years, they should come out on top with an easy win.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech definitely has the potential to blow out Alcorn State, but they must not overlook their opponents, like they did in last year’s opener comeback win against Wofford.
Week 1 Score / Straight Up Prediction: Alcorn State 10 – Georgia Tech 37
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