Clemson Tigers at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - 9/22/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Clemson Tigers (3-0) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-0)
College Football: Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Bobby Dodd Stadium)
The Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +8.5 -- Over/Under: 53.5 See the Latest Odds
The Clemson Tigers will be tested when they visit the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket
Everyone expects the Clemson Tigers to dominate opponent for 60 minutes and that’s an unrealistic expectation. Having said that, South Carolina State probably saw the Tigers at their best although they were significantly overmatched at every position. Clemson didn’t let the Bulldogs offense breathe with 102 yards and a pair of turnovers while racking up 555 yards with both the ability to run and throw. Tigers quarterbacks Deshaun Watson and Nick Schuessler combined for 270 passing yards and four touchdowns with 15 players recording receptions. Tavien Feaster led eight runners with 83 yards and a score on 12 touches as the score could have been worse if not for mass subbing.
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets made a shambles of what was supposed to be a solid Vanderbilt defense, 38-7 as a touchdown home favorite. The Yellow Jackets amassed 511 yards and held the Commodores to 275 yards and very little on the ground. Jackets quarterback Justin Thomas for 136 yards and a touchdown and ran for another 84 yards. Clinton Lynch and Marcus Marshall paced the Georgia Tech receivers with a combined three receptions and a touchdown apiece. This looked like an FBS-FCS match up where the FCS was over their head and the FBS squad tried to be respectful by playing a ton of players and keeping the scoreboard from getting ridiculous.
The under is 5-0 in Tigers last 5 games in September and the over is 5-1 in Tigers last 6 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game while going 5-1 in Tigers last 6 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game. The Yellow Jackets are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 conference games and the under is 3-0-1 in Yellow Jackets last 4 games in September while going 3-0-1 in Yellow Jackets last 4 home games. The home team is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings in Georgia Tech while the favorite is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings. The line has dropped but Clemson is so tough on both sides of the ball…