Pittsburgh Panthers (5-5) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-6)
College Football: Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field)
The Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +6.5 -- Over/Under: 53.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets battle the Pittsburgh Panthers Thursday in week 15 ACC college football action at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta.
The Pittsburgh Panthers need a win here after losing five of their last seven games. The Pittsburgh Panthers have lost three of their last four road games. Kenny Pickett is completing 62.4 percent of his passes for 2,212 yards, 12 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Pickett and Joey Yellen have combined for 13 touchdown passes and 11 interceptions. Jordan Addison and DJ Turner have combined for 1,204 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Shocky Jacques-Louis has 26 receptions. The Pittsburgh Panthers ground game is averaging 100.2 yards per contest, and Vincent Davis leads the way with 385 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 25 points and 338.7 yards per game. Damar Hamlin leads the Pittsburgh Panthers with 66 tackles, Patrick Jones II has nine sacks and Paris Ford has three interceptions.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have split their last four home games. Jeff Sims is completing 54.9 percent of his passes for 1,643 yards, 11 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Sims has one or less touchdown passes in six of his nine games. Jalen Camp and Jahmyr Gibbs have combined for 645 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Malachi Carter has 17 receptions. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets ground game is averaging 201.1 yards per contest, and Gibbs leads the way with 478 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Georgia Tech is allowing 37.1 points and 453.3 yards per game. Quez Jackson leads the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets with 70 tackles, Jordan Domineck has four sacks and Zamari Walton has two interceptions.
The Panthers are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 conference games and 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Yellow Jackets are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games and 7-17 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The over is 7-0 in Panthers last 7 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Yellow Jackets last 8 games overall. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
The Pittsburgh Panthers have had an extra week to prepare for this game, but their defense has slipped a bit and they've allowed 30 or more points in five of their last seven contests. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are on a very short week and all six of their losses this season have been decided by 10 or more points. I love my home underdogs in the middle of the week, but Georgia Tech struggles to move the football most days, and Pittsburgh is the better team here no matter how you slice it.
I'll lay the touchdown with the Panthers.