Temple vs. Georgia Tech - 9/28/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Temple vs. Georgia Tech
Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 2:31 PM (Lincoln Financial Field)
The Line: Temple -10 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Temple Owls meet Saturday in college football action at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets look for a road victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have split their last six road games. Lucas Johnson is completing 55.2 percent of his passes for 135 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Johnson and Tobias Oliver have combined for one touchdown pass and three interceptions. Jalen Camp and Ahmarean Brown have combined for 135 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jerry Howard Jr. has three receptions. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets ground game is averaging 173.6 yards per contest, and Jordan Mason leads the way with 249 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Georgia Tech is allowing 29.7 points and 414.3 yards per game. David Curry leads the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets with 22 tackles, Charlie Thomas has two sacks and Tre Swilling has one interception.
The Temple Owls look for their third home win to build on their 2-1 start to the season. The Temple Owls have won their last six home games. Anthony Russo is completing 59.7 percent of his passes for 944 yards, 10 touchdowns and five interceptions. Russo has three or more touchdown passes in five of his last nine games. Jaden Blue and Branden Mack have combined for 555 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Isaiah Wright has 20 receptions. The Temple Owls ground game is averaging 123 yards per contest, and Re'Mahn Davis leads the way with 211 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Temple is allowing 22.3 points and 276.7 yards per game. Ifeanyi Maijeh leads the Temple Owls with 18 tackles, Zack Mesday has 1.5 sacks and Harrison Hand has one interception.
The Yellow Jackets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games on grass and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Owls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September and 39-19 ATS in their last 58 games overall. The under is 11-5 in Owls last 16 home games. The over is 4-0-1 in Yellow Jackets last 5 road games.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 1-6-1 ATS in their last seven games as a double-digit underdog. The Temple Owls have failed to cover seven of their last 10 games as a double-digit favorite. It's tough to give Georgia Tech respect in this contest after barely beating South Florida and then losing to Citadel as 27-point favorites. The Temple Owls are usually tough at home and are the type of team that can load up defensively and grind out a victory. A team like Georgia Tech that's usually one-dimensional is going to have a hard to against this Temple defensive front. Temple should be able to pull away in the second half of this contest.