Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Virginia Cavaliers - 11/19/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Cavaliers (2-8) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (6-4)
College Football: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 12:30 pm (Bobby Dodd Stadium)
The Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
On Saturday, November 19 from Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field in Atlanta, we’ve got Week 12 ACC college football action coming between the Virginia Cavaliers and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
Virginia enters this matchup with a 2-8 record on the season and has dropped five in a row. The Cavaliers’ most recent loss came this past Saturday against Miami in a 34-14 affair. In that game, Virginia QB Kurt Benkert went 16-of-28 for 143 yards and one TD, while Taquan Mizzell led the rush on 22 carries for 89 yards and one score.
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So far this year, Benkert holds 2430 yards with 20 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, while MIzzell leads Virginia in rushing on 141 carries, 696 yards and five touchdowns. Doni Dowling is the Cavaliers’ lead receiver this year with 38 catches for 532 yards and four scores.
Over on the Georgia Tech side, they’re entering play here with a 6-4 record on the year and have won three of their last four, including a 30-20 win over Virginia Tech last Saturday. In that game, QB Matthew Jordan didn’t have to do much on 2-of-7 passing for 34 yards, but the Yellow Jackets got a lot out of him on the ground with 32 carries for 121 yards and two touchdowns. Marcus Marshall also had a great day for Georgia Tech with 19 carries for 143 yards and one TD.
On the season thus far, Justin Thomas leads the passers with 1168 yards and seven touchdowns, while Dedrick Mills is still tops for the Yellow Jackets on the ground with 114 carries, 578 yards and 10 touchdowns. Clinton Lynch is Georgia Tech’s lead receiver with 12 catches for 389 yards and five scores.
Virginia is 6-1-2 ATS in their last nine road games, and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games following a double-digit loss at home. Virginia is also 1-4 ATS in their last five conference games, and 1-4 ATS versus a team with a winning record.
Meanwhile, Georgia Tech is 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games, and 1-4 ATS versus a team with a losing record. Georgia Tech is also 1-4 ATS in their last five November games, and 1-4 ATS in their last five games following an ATS win.
There’s not a whole lot to like here if you’re not a fan of either team. That said, Georgia Tech seems to have done pretty well against middling competition this season, even though their last three wins have come by 11 points or less. Still, I like the Yellow Jackets to turn this into their type of game: a hard-nosed, rush-heavy ball-control affair. I’ll take Georgia Tech to cover.