Week nine action in the power five opens with an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup between the struggling Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the inconsistent but still contending Virginia Tech Hokies. While Virginia Tech leads the Coastal Division standings they have Virginia and Miami right on their heels. Meanwhile the Yellow Jackets are very much alive for a bowl, albeit a minor one at best. With the famed Georgia Tech option offense going against the Bud Foster led Hokie defense live betting options could provide gamblers with openings.
This contest in Week 9 will go down Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. ET at Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, Virginia. The game can be seen on ESPN.
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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +6
Virginia Tech Hokies -6
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There is no doubt that public sentiment will start with Virginia Tech as the more successful team and one with the reputation of having a good defense and special teams. But should the Georgia Tech option offense kick into gear during the game, public sentiment could quickly change with action towards the Yellow Jackets.
Hokie High and Hokie Low
Virginia Tech has a record of 4-2 straight up and 3-3 against the spread with an even 3-3 split on totals. The Hokies are coming off a bye week that followed a 22-19 win at North Carolina in which Virginia Tech failed to cover as 6.5-point favorites. With a 3-0 mark in ACC games the Hokies are alone at the top of the Coastal Division.
Inconsistency Makes Georgia Tech a Wreck
Georgia Tech is 3-4 straight up and 2-5 against the spread with four of their seven games going over the total. The Ramblin’ Wreck is coming off a bye week as well after their 28-14 home loss to Duke as 1.5-point chalks. The Yellow Jackets have driven gamblers crazy with their streaky ways. After winning their opener, Georgia Tech lost three in a row straight up. Additionally, they failed to cover the spread in their first four games. But then they won and covered their next two games before the loss to Duke. Tech is 1-3 in conference play this season.
Despite their problems Georgia Tech has been a good road dog with just four losses in their last 13 games in that role. The Yellow Jackets have gone over the total in four of their last six getting points away from home.
Balanced against that is Virginia Tech’s good betting value as a home chalk. To show, the Hokies have paid in eight of their last 11 games laying points at Lane Stadium. Additionally, Va-Tech has gone over the total in six of their last 10 in that situation.
Head to Head
Georgia Tech has had the better of this head to head series with seven payouts in their last ten games against Virginia Tech. Nine of the last 11 meetings between these teams have gone under the total. However, at Lane Stadium the Yellow Jackets have really dominated the cashier’s cage against the Hokies. As a matter of fact, Georgia Tech has covered six consecutive trips to Blacksburg with the last five meetings in this series at Lane Stadium going under the total.
Matchup to Watch
Much of the live betting for this game will be focused on Georgia Tech’s top ranked rushing offense going up against a solid Virginia Tech defense ranked 27th against the rush. Offsetting that is a Georgia Tech defense ranked 75th for points allowed. That means the inconsistent Hokies offense should get their chances.
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Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson is on the hot seat and with good reason. His program has not been a serious ACC contender in recent years and unable to gain traction. But the Yellow Jackets do have proven ability to get the cash at Blacksburg.
College Football Live Betting Odds Pick: Georgia Tech 24, Virginia Tech 21
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