Duke vs. Georgia Tech - 11/18/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (5-4) at Duke Blue Devils (4-6)
College Football: Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 3:30 pm (Wallace Wade Stadium)
The Line: Duke Blue Devils +9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Down at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham on Saturday afternoon, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Duke Blue Devils will be meeting up in college football action.
The Yellow Jackets come into this one at 5-4 on the year. Georgia Tech had lost two straight to Clemson and Virginia but bagged a big win over Virginia Tech in their last outing. In that game, Georgia Tech QB TaQuon Marshall had just two completions but they both went for touchdowns and 140 yards all together.
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So far this year, Marshall has 807 yards with eight touchdowns and three picks, and also leads the Jackets in rushing with 934 yards and 16 touchdowns. Ricky Jeune is the top Georgia Tech receiver with his five scores and 460 yards off 21 catches.
Over on the Duke side, they’re currently 4-6. The Devils won their first four games and have lost every one since, losing to Miami, Virginia, Florida State, Pitt, Virginia Tech and Army. In that Army game, Duke QB Daniel Jones put up 164 yards and one INT.
On the season, Jones has 1916 yards with eight touchdowns and eight picks, and Shaun Wilson is the top Duke rusher with 632 yards and five scores off 118 carries. TJ Rahming is the lead Blue Devils receiver with 50 catches and one TD with 619 yards.
Georgia Tech is 6-0-1 ATS in their last seven games following a straight-up win and 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine conference games. The Yellow Jackets are also 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last five games in November.
Meanwhile, the Blue Devils are 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine home games and 0-5-1 ATS in their last six games following a straight-up loss. Duke is also 0-4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss and 0-4-1 ATS in their last five conference games.
I’ve been whining all year about Georgia Tech’s lack of diversity in their offense, and 90 times out of 100 when you complete just two passes in a game you’re going to lose. To their credit, however, the Jackets are making it work and have posted 64 points in their last two games. Furthermore, the Devils should play right into GT’s hands, as Army completed just one pass last weekend and beat them. I like Georgia Tech to snag a cover here.