Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Virginia Tech Hokies Pick ATS - Odds and Betting Predictions
Thursday night’s featured college football matchup on ESPN is an ACC showdown between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Virginia Tech Hokies. Game time from Lane Stadium in Blacksburg is set for 7:30 p.m.
Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech Game Overview
Georgia Tech went into last week's bye at 3-4 straight-up with a 2-5 record against the spread. It lost to Duke 28-14 on Oct. 13 as a slight 1.5-point home favorite. The total stayed UNDER 55 points in that loss after going OVER in four of its previous five games. The Yellow Jackets have gone 1-2 SU and ATS in three past road games with the lone win coming against Louisville as 5.5-point favorites.
To get past the Hokies this Thursday night, Georgia Tech will have to rely heavily on a running game that remains No. 1 in the nation in rushing yards per game (352.4). As good as this running game has been this season, it shot itself in the foot against Duke with three fumbles that led directly to three touchdowns. The Yellow Jackets will also have to tighten up a defense that is tied for 75th in the country in points allowed (28.3).
The Hokies are also coming off a bye after beating North Carolina 22-19 as 6.5-point road favorites their last time out. They are 4-2 SU with an even 3-3 record ATS. Along with a predictable loss to Notre Dame (SU and ATS) as a 6.5-point home underdog, Virginia Tech suffered one of its worst losses in team history with a 49-35 collapse against Old Dominion early in the season as a heavy 28-point road favorite.
This team has yet to play past that humiliating defeat. None the less, the Hokies are holding down first place in the ACC Coastal Division at 3-0 SU. Quarterback Ryan Willis has led a passing offense that is tied for 29th in the nation in yards per game (272). Damon Hazelton has led the way with 515 receiving yards and five touchdown catches on 29 receptions. Virginia Tech is averaging 32.8 points per game while holding opponents to 24.5 PPG on defense.
Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech Betting Trends
- The Yellow Jackets are 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six road games with a 1-6 record straight-up in their previous seven games on the road. The total has gone OVER in four of their last five road games.
- The Hokies have gone 14-6 SU in their last 20 games and they have an 11-5 record ATS in their previous 16 games at home. The total has stayed UNDER in 11 of their last 16 games overall.
- Head-to-head in this conference clash, Georgia Tech has covered the spread in each of the last five meetings, and the total has stayed UNDER in five of the previous meetings at Virginia Tech.
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Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech Prediction 10/25/2018
Virginia Tech should win this game SU and cover the 3.5 points at home, but this team has failed to live up to expectations more than once this season. The Hokies had to play from behind to get past a Tar Heels’ squad that has just one SU win this season. Georgia Tech has been tough to figure out as well, but anytime you can effectively run the ball, you have a chance to win.
While I am not sure if the Yellow Jackets can win this game SU, the extra half point on a field goal spread makes them an attractive play ATS this Thursday night.