Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (7-4) at Georgia Bulldogs (10-1)
College Football: Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 12:00 pm (Sanford Stadium)
The Line: Georgia Bulldogs -17.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Georgia Bulldogs face off in another edition of Clean, Old Fashioned Hate from Sanford Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will look for a marquee win to build on their current 4 game winning streak after a 30-27 overtime win against Virginia in their last outing. TaQuon Marshall has thrown for 755 yards, 4 touchdowns and 4 picks, while also leading the Yellow Jackets in rushing with 858 yards and 11 touchdowns. Tobias Oliver has added 808 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns while Jordan Mason has 637 rushing yards and 7 scores. Brad Stewart leads the Yellow Jackets with 13 catches for 214 yards this season. As a team, Georgia Tech is averaging 437.5 yards of total offense, including the most rushing yards per game in the country with 353.8 rushing yards per contest to go along with 36.9 points per game this season.
The Georgia Bulldogs will look to build on their current 4 game winning streak following a 66-27 win over UMass in their last outing. Jake Fromm has thrown for 2,061 yards, 20 touchdowns and 5 interceptions while the tandem of D’Andre Swift and Elijah Holyfield have combined to rush for 1,674 yards and 14 touchdowns this season. Mecole Hardman leads the Dawgs with 475 receiving yards, coming on 31 catches with 5 touchdowns while Riley Ridley has 32 grabs for 441 yards and a team-high 6 touchdowns this season. As a team, Georgia is averaging 484.5 yards of total offense and 39.6 points per game this season.
Georgia Tech is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the SEC and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the over is 5-1-1 in their last 7 road games. Georgia is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games against the ACC. Georgia Tech is 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams in Georgia and the road team is 17-4-1 ATS in the last 22 meetings between these two teams.
Georgia has won 14 of the last 17 meetings between these two teams, including last year’s meeting 38-7 and I think the Bulldogs may have even gotten better since then. However, Georgia Tech appears to always have this game circled on their calendars, as 4 of the last 5 meetings have been decided by single digits, including a pair of overtime games thrown in there as well. I’m not saying the Yellow Jackets win this outright, but their option offense, when it gets going, chews up clock and takes away time for Georgia to put points on the board. At the end of the day, I think Georgia wins, but Georgia Tech is more than capable of keeping this one reasonably close, so I’ll take a chance on the Yellow Jackets and the points here.