Free Picks: Georgia Tech vs Clemson College Football Picks, Predictions 10/17/20
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Clemson Tigers (3-0) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field)
The Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +26 -- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Clemson Tigers and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets meet Saturday in college football action from Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Clemson is sitting pretty at 4-0 on the season so far. The Tigers have rattled off victories over Wake Forest, the Citadel, Virginia and Miami across their first quartet of appearances. As for the Yellow Jackets, they’re 2-2 this year. Georgia Tech has losses to UCF and Syracuse sandwiched between wins over Florida State and Louisville in their first four outings. Check back all season long for free college football picks and college football predictions at Sports Chat Place.
The Tigers have taken care of business so far in 2020 and they’re looking pretty good. Clemson beat Wake Forest 37-13, then the Citadel 49-0 before a 41-23 drubbing of Virginia. Last weekend, the Tigers managed another big win, this time over Miami 42-17.
In the victory over the Hurricanes, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence posted 292 yards with three touchdowns, while Braden Galloweay managed four receptions for 74 yards and two touchdowns. Travis Etienne was the leading Tigers rusher in that one with 17 carries for 149 yards and two scores of his own.
Over on the Georgia Tech side, it’s been an up-and-down campaign in 2020. The Jackets posted a nice 16-13 road victory over Florida State in the opener, but then got beaten up by UCF 49-21 before falling to Syracuse the next weekend 37-20. The Louisville game went much better for Georgia Tech, as they secured a 46-27 win back on Friday.
In the win last week, Georgia Tech quarterback Jeff Sims posted 249 yards with two touchdowns on 11-of-21 passing. Sims also led the rush with seven carries for 64 yards and another TD. Malachi Carter put up three receptions for 89 yards and a touchdown to lead the Jackets in receiving.
The Tigers are 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine games in October and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games as a road favorite. Clemson is 6-2 ATS in their last eight games on grass and 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 conference games.
Meanwhile, Georgia Tech is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog and 5-14 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Yellow Jackets are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 home games and 1-7 ATS in their last eight games in September.
PICK: I’m going Clemson I suppose. These thick lines are always nerve-racking, and this game is going to be a big spread pretty much everywhere. That said, the Tigers have shown very few weaknesses on either side of the ball so far this season, and aren’t having too much difficulty mowing down opponents. Georgia Tech might get some early shots in during this game, but I still think Clemson rides away with another big victory.