Free Week 9 Prediction: Yellow Jackets vs Hokies Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 9
(3-4) Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (4-2)
Date: Thursday, October 25th 2018
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, Virginia
NCAA Football Spread: Virginia Tech Hokies -3.5
NCAA Betting Total: 57.5
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The game features two ACC Coastal division rivals. Virginia Tech will be looking to move to 4-0 in the ACC and Georgia Tech will be trying to salvage their season with an upset win.
The last two meetings between these rivals ended in Georgia Tech pulling the upset both times. The Hokies will look to seek revenge at home and pick up a much needed ACC win to stay on top of the Coastal division.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
The Yellow Jackets are 3-4 overall and 1-3 in the ACC. They once again are having a poor season due to the fact they do not have the amount of talent that other teams have. They will be looking for their third straight win over the Hokies.
The Georgia Tech offense is of course the triple option. It is no surprise that the Tech offense is the top team in the country when it comes to running the ball. They average 352.4 rushing yards per game. On the other hand, they rank 127th in their passing offense and are averaging 101 yards per game. They need to score early in this game to ensure they can continue running the ball. If they go behind early, it will be tough for them to claw their way back, especially if they are forced to throw the ball.
The Georgia Tech defense has just not been good enough to keep them in games this year. They allow 28.3 points per game, which ranks 75th. The defense will likely need to find several stops in this game to allow their offense to chew up some of the clock.
Virginia Tech Hokies
The Hokies enter this game 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the ACC. Besides the blowout loss to Notre Dame and the embarrassing loss to Old Dominion, the Hokies have been a solid team. For the time being, the Hokies are likely the favorite in the ACC Coastal and can keep the pressure on with a win in this contest.
The Hokies offense has had their struggles this year, but against ACC foes they have been averaging 25.7 points per game. They are a better passing team an average 272 yards through the air per game. This ranks 30th in the NCAA and will be the key to putting pressure on the Georgia Tech defense.
Luckily for the Hokies, the Yellow Jackets are not known for their passing offense because the Hokies have been terrible in that department. They rank 126th in the country an allow an average of 295.7 passing yards per game. Their run defense is much better as they have allowed an average of 123 yards per game. If the Hokies can shut down the run, they win this game easily.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- GT are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games on grass.
- GT are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Under is 21-5 in VT last 26 Thu. games.
- Under is 16-5 in VT last 21 games in October.
- Under is 38-17 in VT last 55 conference games.
Free Week 9 NCAA Football Pick
Virginia Tech shuts down the run just enough to pull out a win at home.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Virginia Tech Hokies -3.5
The Hokies offense gets ahead early in this game and is the reason why they should cover on Thursday night.
Week 9 Free Score Prediction: Georgia Tech 23 – Virginia Tech 28
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