CFB Picks: Georgia Tech vs Louisville College Football Picks, Predictions 10/9/20
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Louisville Cardinals (1-2) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1-2)
College Football: Friday, October 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field)
The Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +6 -- Over/Under: 64.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Louisville Cardinals and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets meet Friday in week 6 college football action at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
The Louisville Cardinals look for their first road win of the season to get back to a .500 record. The Louisville Cardinals have lost four of their last six road games. Malik Cunningham is completing 59.3 percent of his passes for 757 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions. Cunningham has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. Tutu Atwell and Dez Fitzpatrick have combined for 427 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Braden Smith has six receptions. The Louisville Cardinals ground game is averaging 156.3 yards per contest, and Javian Hawkins leads the way with 313 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Louisville is allowing 30.3 points and 369.7 yards per game. Dorian Etheridge leads the Louisville Cardinals with 22 tackles, Monty Montgomery has two sacks and C.J. Avery has one interception.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets also need a victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have lost six of their last seven home games. Jeff Sims is completing 55.1 percent of his passes for 695 yards, three touchdowns and eight interceptions. Sims enters this game with 98 career pass attempts under his belt. Malachi Carter and Jalen Camp have combined for 235 receiving yards and one touchdown while Marquez Ezzard has six receptions. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets ground game is averaging 221 yards per contest, and Sims leads the way with 187 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Georgia Tech is allowing 33 points and 441.3 yards per game. Quez Jackson leads the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets with 24 tackles, Curtis Ryans has two sacks and Zamari Walton has one interception.
The Cardinals are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite, 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Yellow Jackets are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games as an underdog, 3-13 ATS in their last 16 home games and 4-14 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The over is 7-1 in Cardinals last 8 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Yellow Jackets last 5 games overall.
Louisville held its own back-to-back weeks against ranked opponents, but the turnover issues are a serious concern, especially on the road. With that said, Georgia Tech has turned the ball over 12 times in three games, which is the second most in all of college football. Only Duke has more turnovers this season than Georgia Tech. I love my home underdogs in college football, especially during the weekdays where rhythm can get thrown off and we see lots of upsets, but it's hard to get behind the Yellow Jackets with how sloppy they've been this season. Louisville is the more talented team and Georgia Tech will get buried if it continues to shoot itself in the foot.
I'll eat the touchdown with the road team.