The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-8) host the #4 overall Georgia Bulldogs (10-1) on Saturday afternoon in one of College Football’s best rivalries – “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate”. Kickoff is set for 12:00 PM EST on November 30th at Bobby Dodd Stadium and the game will be nationally televised on ABC.
Taking a look at the Week 14 college football odds, Georgia opened as a 28-point road favorite earlier this week. The spread hasn’t moved at all after early betting, as the Bulldogs are currently available at -28. The total for the game is sitting at 46 points.
Vegas Betting Preview & Game Odds: Georgia Tech vs Georgia
Georgia has now won ten out of their first eleven games this season after beating Texas A&M 19-13 at home last weekend to improve to 10-1 overall. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 13-3 lead in the first half and managed to hang on for the victory down the stretch despite getting outscored 10-6 over the final two quarters. QB Jake Fromm went 11/23 for 163 passing yards and a touchdown through the air while RB D’Andre Swift racked up 103 rushing yards on a team-high 19 carries. George Pickens led the way for the receiving corps, making two catches for 57 yards and a touchdown. As a whole, Georgia gained just under 300 total yards and found the end zone just once on offense in the win.
The Bulldogs had a solid outing on the other side of the ball against Texas A&M, giving up well under 300 total yards of offense and just a single touchdown. Georgia completely shut down the Aggies on the ground, holding them to negative net rushing yardage.
Georgia Tech snapped a three game losing slide their last time out, slipping by NC State 28-26 at home to improve to 3-8 on the season overall. The Yellow Jackets led 21-3 at the half but almost choked the game away after getting outscored 23-7 by the Wolfpack over the final two quarters of the game. QB James Graham played well, going 7/15 for 129 passing yards and three touchdowns through the air. RB Jordan Mason was a beast on the ground, rushing for 141 yards on a team-high 22 carries. Malachi Carter also chipped in, hauling in two receptions for 74 yards. Overall, Georgia Tech generated 396 total yards of offense and scored four touchdowns in the victory.
The Yellow Jackets didn’t play all that well defensively against NC State, surrendering over 450 total yards of offense and three touchdowns. Georgia Tech struggled to contain Wolfpack RB Zonovan Knight on the ground, allowing him to rush for 100 yards and a touchdown on a team-high 18 carries.
NCAA Football Betting Predictions & Free Pick: Georgia -28
I’m leaning towards laying the four full touchdowns and taking a shot with the massive road favorite in this state rivalry, as the Bulldogs should find a way to put this game out of reach well before the start of the fourth quarter. Georgia has been fantastic against the spread on the road this year as well, going a perfect 5-0 ATS in their last five outings away from Sanford Stadium. Georgia Tech has really struggled on both sides of the ball through their first eleven games, going just 3-7-1 against the spread over their last eleven games overall. They have also been brutal at home this season, failing to cover the number in four out of their last five outings at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
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It is also important to note that Georgia has dominated this rivalry over the past decade or so, going a rock-solid 7-3 against the spread in their last ten meetings with the Yellow Jackets. The Bulldogs are also a perfect 10-0 against the spread in their last battles with Georgia Tech on the road as well. Finally, Georgia is a very impressive 5-1 ATS over their last six games against opponents from the ACC. I’m going to eat the chalk and take a shot with the sizable road favorite on Saturday afternoon, as Georgia Tech simply doesn’t have the personnel to keep up with the powerful Bulldogs. Give me Georgia to cover!