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College Football Handicapping: Week 12
(5-4) Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Duke Blue Devils (4-6)
Date: Saturday, November 18th
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, North Carolina
NCAA Football Spread: Georgia Tech -6.5
NCAA Betting Total: 46.5
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With both teams yet to secure bowl bids, each team has a similar motivation.
Both teams have also enjoyed up and down seasons with moments of brilliance as well as moments of incompetence.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Georgia Tech has been one of the nation’s best ATS teams this season posting a 7-1-1 ATS record so far.
Despite having four losses, their point differential is a positive 7.9 points per game. They lost 24-10 to Clemson but then lost their other three games by a combined 6 points.
Georgia Tech’s traditional triple option offense has continued to bode well for them despite having to replace their quarterback from last season.
Taquon Marshall has stepped into the role nicely and is leading a unit that averages 5.4 yards per rushing attempt -17th in the FBS.
Georgia Tech won last season’s meeting with Duke 38-35 at home – a game where former quarterback Justin Thomas had 264 passing yards and 2 touchdowns along with 195 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns.
Georgia Tech is 26th in the nation in yards per game allowed but 42nd in yards per play allowed. Their ability to control the tempo by running the ball bails their defense out a bit.
Their ATS record shows that Georgia Tech is better than a 5-4 team and they will get a chance to prove it against a Duke team that has lost 6 straight.
Duke Blue Devils
Duke started off 4-0 which included a blowout win over now ranked Northwestern. They also knocked off two normally strong football teams in Baylor and North Carolina.
So while that win over Northwestern has become more impressive as the season has progressed, the wins over Baylor and North Carolina have proven to be meaningless.
Four of their six straight losses have been by 7 points are fewer. The struggles for the Blue Devils have come from not being able to keep drives going by converting on third down.
They are converting just 38 percent of third down attempts which could become even more challenging against a Georgia Tech defense that is allowing conversions on just 27 percent of third down attempts.
Converting on third down will be even more important in this game as longer drives will give their defense a chance to rest from facing the triple option.
Wake Forest is next for Duke so both games are winnable and a bowl bid is not out of the question. A few third down conversions here and there and the Blue Devils will have a chance to control the football game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Georgia Tech is 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games as a favorite.
- Duke is 5-8-1 ATS in their last 14 conference games
- Georgia Tech is 16-7-1 ATS in their last 24 games following a SU win.
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The Yellow Jackets are coming off a nice upset win over Virginia Tech while Duke is coming off 6 straight losses. Normally, this might be a great spot to fade the Yellow Jackets but Duke’s struggles are becoming a pattern showing they are just not a good football team.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Georgia Tech -6.5
Duke might be able to move it a little bit and put some drives together. But they haven’t been consistent enough to overcome the points that the Georgia Tech rushing attack is sure to put on the board.
Week 12 Free Score Prediction: Georgia Tech 30 – Duke 16
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