Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Miami-FL Hurricanes - 10/1/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami-FL Hurricanes (3-0) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Bobby Dodd Stadium)
The Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Down at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field in Atlanta on Saturday, October 1, we’ve got Week 5 college football activity coming between the Miami Hurricanes and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
The Hurricanes come into this game at 3-0, with their most recent win coming against Appalachian State back on the 17th. Miami rolled 45-10 in that one, with QB Brad Kaaya logging a 21-of-27 line for 368 yards and three touchdowns with a pick. Ahmmon Richards sucked up most of the receiving yards, grabbing four balls for 142 yards. Miami’s Mark Walton was a terror on the ground, racking up 130 yards and two scores on 16 carries.
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On the Hurricanes’ season, Kaaya has managed a 50-of-76 line for 694 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions. Walton leads the team in rushing with 48 carries for 401 yards and a whopping seven touchdowns. Richards, as expected, is tops in Miami’s receiving corps with nine grabs for 203 yards and a TD.
Moving on over the the Yellow Jackets, they’re sitting at 3-1, with their lone loss coming Saturday against Clemson 26-7. Georgia Tech was down 23-0 at halftime here, and would allow Clemson QB Deshaun Watson to throw for 304 yards. Jackets QB Justin Thomas had a miserable day against Clemson, logging a 4-of-13 line for a miserable 29 yards. Dedrick Mills was the lone bright spot on offense, as he managed 16 carries for 75 yards and Georgia Tech’s only touchdown.
So far this year, Thomas is sporting a 23-of-51 line for 364 yards and one touchdown. Mills has put up 48 carries for 201 yards and five touchdowns, while Ricky Jeune leads the Jackets in receiving with 108 yards on seven grabs.
The Hurricanes are 4-0 ATS in their last four games on grass, and 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall. Miami is also 5-2 ATS in their last seven games in October, and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games following a straight-up win of more than 20 points.
Meanwhile, the Yellow Jackets are 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games, and 1-4 ATS in their last five games in October. Georgia Tech is also 2-10-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall, and 1-8 ATS versus a team with a winning record.
Georgia Tech’s offense is horribly one-dimensional, and they’re in no position to make a run at anything this year if they don’t get that fixed. The turnaround won’t come this week, however, as I expect the Hurricanes to roll here.