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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Pittsburgh Panthers - 10/8/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-2) at Pittsburgh Panthers (3-2)

College Football: Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 12:30 pm (Heinz Field)

The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers -8 -- Over/Under: 53.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ACC Network

Heinz Field and the Pittsburgh Panthers take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets looked good in building a 3-0 record but have since dropped back to back contests following a 35-21 defeat to visiting Miami. The Jackets outgained the Hurricanes 381-355 but committed three turnovers with two fumbles ending up in their endzone. GT quarterback Justin Thomas completed 11-19 for 94 yards and a touchdown and interception with Dedrick Mills snagging a nine yard TD. The Yellow Jackets did most of their damage on the ground as expected with Mills leading the way with 99 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 19 touches while Clinton Lynch and JJ Green combined for 98 yards on nine carries but miscues were the difference.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Pittsburgh Panthers - 10/8/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Pittsburgh Panthers have shown the ability to move the chains and find the endzone consistently which was exactly what happened in week five’s 43-27 victory versus visiting Mar0shall as a 16.5 point favorite. The Panthers jumped to a 27-0 lead at the half before holding off a late Thundering Herd rally. Pitt racked up a 532-344 edge in yards with a 33 yard pick six as time expired to seal the win. The balanced Panthers received 280 passing yards from Nathan Peterman who connected on 17-23 and a pair of touchdowns with leading receiver Jester Weah hauling in seven passes for 176 yards including a 54 yard scoring strike. Chawntez Moss led Pittsburgh on the ground with 97 yards while Quadree Henderson added 57 yards. 

The under is 4-0-1 in Georgia Tech’s last 5 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game and Georgia Tech  are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games while Georgia Tech  are 0-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The over is 4-0 in Pittsburgh’s last 4 games following a ATS loss and Pittsburgh  are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game while the over is 4-0 in Pittsburgh’s last 4 games overall.

I’m going to back Georgia Tech because I know Pittsburgh will score but the Yellow Jackets will also score enough to cover…

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Georgia Tech +8

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