Free Week 1 Prediction: Yellow Jackets vs Eagles Odds
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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (0-0) vs. Boston College Eagles (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 3rd
Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
NCAA Football Spread: Georgia Tech -3.5
NCAA Betting Total: 44
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We get a treat on the first Saturday of action with this early morning kickoff from Dublin. Interesting that they brought a conference game all this way but I think it should be a good one provided both teams have their bearings.
These teams have not met since 2012 with Tech running all over BC in an easy win. BC has one of the best defenses around so I would not expect a repeat of that result.
The question is whether they have any offense.
Last year was a bad one for Georgia Tech with just a 3-9 record. They have hopes of turning things around this season and this conference opener will give us a good look at to where they are at.
Despite the struggles Paul Johnson is sticking with his option attack.
They were 8th in the nation in rushing a year ago and you can make the argument that part of the season for their struggles was that the passing game, or threat of it was non-existent.
They don’t want balance per se but they want to keep opponents on their toes.
Justin Thomas is a senior and has a lot of experience in the system.
couple of years ago he was fantastic and even though he might not look like it he has a nice arm.
He has to be better throwing the ball and I am curious to see if they have added any new wrinkles this season.
The defense was solid last year and should be again, especially up front where three starters return on the line.
Boston College is not the most dynamic offensive team so this group gets a chance to ease into the season even though this game is super important.
The Eagles were also 3-9 last season despite leading the nation in yards allowed.
Their defense was truly a monster but the offense or lack there of prevented them from having a respectable record.
They are hoping that things can turn this season with a new quarterback at the help. Patrick Towles transferred in from Kentucky, where he had some success. He might be the best thrower they have had on campus since Matt Ryan.
More talent at QB is great but I don’t think it will dramatically change the way the Eagles play.
HC Stev Addazio is all about physicality and the Eagles will look to run the ball down opponents throats with power back Jon Hillman.
With three receivers returning as well as three linemen there is every reason to think the Eagle can be more balanced offense/defense this season and if so they can be at least a .500 team.
We will find out how far they have come when we finally see them in action.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Yellow Jackets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games on grass.
- Yellow Jackets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Yellow Jackets are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 conference games.
- Eagles are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games on grass.
- Under is 4-1 in Eagles last 5 games in September.
- Eagles are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Prediction
It’s the first week so you have to be a little cautious, especially with this one which will be in a strange environment for both teams. It is kind of cool but what will the impact be.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Georgia Tech -3.5
Early on I think it is better to go with the team that knows exactly what it is going to be doing.
That would be GT, winning by a touchdown seems very reasonable to me. Even though BC is a great defensive team there will be just enough lapses to win comfortably.
Week 11 Free Score Prediction: Georgia Tech 24 – Boston College 13
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