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College Football Handicapping: Week 3
(1-1) Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (1-1)
Date: Saturday, September 15th 2018
Time: 12:30 pm EST
Venue: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
NCAA Football Spread: Georgia Tech -3
NCAA Betting Total: 52.5
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets couldn’t get the job done as 3-point favorites on the road as they fell to the South Florida Bulls 38-49.
The Pittsburgh Panthers were able to keep their contest against the Penn State Nittany Lions close for the first half, but they’d later get blown out to a tune of 51-6.
Georgia Tech opened up as 2-point favorites and have since gone up to 4.5-point favorites with about 67% of the public backing them.
The total for this outing opened at 53 points and has remained pretty stagnant as it sits at 52 points.
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Georgia Tech was able to produce yards, 602 total yards to be exact, but giving up three turnovers while converting just 3 of 12 third down attempts was their downfall.
QB TaQuon Marshall was okay passing the ball completing 9 of his 18 attempts for 183 yards and one touchdown, but threw two interceptions.
Leading the rushing attack was Marshall and RB Tobias Oliver who combined for 210 rushing yards and four touchdowns, while Clinton Lynch led the aerial attack posting three catches for 111 yards and one touchdown.
On the defensive side Georgia Tech gave up 426 total yards, while their issue was allowing South Florida to convert 6 of their 11 third down attempts.
They were also able to produce two sacks and five tackles for a loss.
Georgia Tech’s special teams contributed to the loss as they gave up two touchdowns on kick returns.
Pittsburgh couldn’t do much against a stout Penn State defense who held them to 300 total yards while they could only convert 4 of their 15 third down attempts.
QB Kenny Pickett was completely ineffective in this one as he completed 9 of his 18 passes for just 55 yards while he also threw an interception.
RB Qadree Ollison was really the only efficient offensive player as he totaled 119 rushing yards and one touchdown off of 21 carries.
Not much happened through the air as WR Shocky Jacques-Louis led all Pittsburgh receivers with two catches for just 21 yards.
On the defensive side, Pittsburgh gave up 390 total yards while they only allowed Penn State to convert 4 of their 12 third down attempts.
They also added one sack and nine tackles for a loss.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 8-2-1 in GT last 11 games in September.
- GT are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 conference games.
- Under is 7-1 in PITT last 8 conference games.
- Under is 8-2-1 in PITT last 11 games overall.
- Under is 7-2-1 in PITT last 10 games on grass.
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Pittsburgh edges out Georgia Tech in front of the home crowd.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Pittsburgh +4.5 & UNDER 52.5 Points
This will be Georgia Tech’s second road game in a row, but instead of going south, they’ll be heading north to face a Pittsburgh squad that is coming off of an embarrassing loss to their interstate rivals, so expect Pittsburgh to play with the type of passion they displayed against Penn State in the first half.
I don’t expect either offense to explode in this one, but I do expect each team to run the ball against these porous rush defenses, which means a lot of time should be easily ran off of the clock.
I’d take the points and the home team in this one as it should be tightly contested, and Pittsburgh is 5-2 ATS in their last seven contests while Georgia Tech is 0-5 SU and 1-3-1 ATS on the road in their last five.
Also, this total may be a tad high for this contest that features mediocre offenses who will look to constantly run the football and eat the clock.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 27 – Georgia Tech 24
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