The sports betting sites for US players odds favor the Georgia Bulldogs by 17 points over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. If the best online sportsbooks have no love for GT, UGA has even less. “We’ve taken a lot of disrespect from Georgia Tech, and I know some people would rather see us beat them than win a National Championship,” Georgia senior defensive end Jonathan ‘Yellow’ Ledbetter said. “We’re not going to disappoint. … We hate Georgia Tech. It’s how it goes.” Speaking of winning a national championship. The Bulldogs have to beat not just the Jackets, but also the Tide in the SEC championship game. If they want to secure a College Football Playoff berth, that is. Having already one loss, to LSU, UGA can ill afford a second defeat. Which could make them miss the CFP for the second year straight.
Betting Georgia Tech
The Yellow Jackets are one of four schools that have yet to reach 1000 passing yards. Which is just fine by them, considering they lead the nation with 353.7 rushing yards per game. Starting QB TaQuon Marshall alone has 11 TDs on 858 yards on the ground. GT is good at the run and okay at defending it. The Jackets rank No. 40 with 137.5 rushing yards allowed per game. In stark contrast, they are as adept as defending the pass as they are at passing themselves. Georgia Tech allows 223.0 yards through the air per game (58th). Looking at online sports betting USA trends, Georgia Tech is 4-1 ATS in their last five games against the SEC. And 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall.
The Bulldogs have a more balanced offense. Starting QB Jake ‘Ethan’ Fromm has 20 TDs and five picks on 2061 passing yards. Meanwhile, running back D’Andre Swift has eight TDs on 857 rushing yards. He also averages 6.9 yards per carry. He’s a very swift kid. On defense, the Bulldogs have allowed more than 30 points just once this season. Which was precisely the aforementioned loss to LSU. UGA allows just 182.7 passing yards per game, which is kind of moot (see above). However, their run defense is pretty good as well. Georgia concedes just 128.5 yards on the ground per game.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Georgia Bulldogs NCAA Football Betting Preview
- Date: November 24
- Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
- Venue: Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA
Odds from BetOnline.ag:
- Georgia Tech +17 (-110) 59½ (-110) +600
- Georgia -17 (-110) 59½ (-110) -900
- Georgia Tech is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
- Georgia Tech is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Georgia Tech’s last 8 games
- Georgia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Georgia is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia’s last 5 games
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Georgia Tech vs. Georgia
Georgia is 12-0 SU in their last 12 games at home. They have won that dozen games by an average of 28.5 points. Meanwhile, Georgia Tech is 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against Georgia. In theory, the Bulldogs should be able to win and cover the online sports betting USA spread. The first part of that statement is practically a given. The second part, not so much. What Ledbetter said about defeating GT being preferable to winning a national championship applies both ways. The Jackets hate the Bulldogs just as much as the Bulldogs hate the Jackets. And GT would love nothing more than to spoil UGA’s playoff chances. Georgia Tech may not beat Georgia, but their efforts to do so will keep them within the spread.