The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-6) head to Charlottesville this weekend for an ACC Coastal clash with the Virginia Cavaliers (6-3). Kickoff is set for 12:30 PM EST on November 9th at Scott Stadium and the game will be televised on the ACC Network.
Taking a look at the Week 11 college football odds, Virginia opened as a 16.5-point home favorite earlier this week. The spread has come down half a point after early betting, as the Cavaliers are currently available at -16. The total for the game is sitting at 46 points.
Vegas Betting Preview & Game Odds: Virginia vs Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech couldn’t find a way to get past Pittsburgh last weekend, falling 20-10 at home to drop to 2-6 on the season overall. The Yellow Jackets gave up ten unanswered points in the first quarter and never recovered, scoring just a single touchdown the entire game. Lucas Graham and Lucas Johnson combined to go just 8/21 for 108 passing yards through the air while Jordan Mason led the way on the ground with only 56 rushing yards on 15 carries. Ardell Brown was on the receiving end of the only touchdown of the game for the offense, finding the end zone on one of his four receptions for 61 yards. As a whole, Georgia Tech generated well under 200 total yards of offense against a rock-solid Panthers defense.
The Yellow Jackets had a pretty decent outing on the other side of the ball against Pitt, giving up just two touchdowns despite surrendering well over 325 total yards of offense. Georgia Tech was especially solid defending against the pass, forcing two interceptions and allowing only one touchdown through the air.
Virginia avoided losing their second consecutive game last weekend, beating North Carolina 38-31 on the road to improve to 6-3 on the season overall. The Cavaliers scored three touchdowns in the third quarter and never looked back, cruising to a seven-point victory over the final 15 minutes of the game. QB Bryce Perkins was outstanding, going 30/39 for 378 passing yards and three touchdowns through the air while also leading the way on the ground with 112 rushing yards and two scores on a team-high 24 carries. The receiving duo of Terrell Jana and Hasise Dubois also had a big game, combining for 243 yards and a touchdowns on 19 catches. Overall, Virginia gained well over 500 total yards of offense and scored five touchdowns in the win.
The Cavaliers weren’t nearly as impressive defensively against North Carolina, surrendering over 500 total yards of offense and four touchdowns. Virginia got absolutely torched by Tar Heels WR Dyami Brown, as he exploded for 202 yards and three touchdowns on just six receptions.
NCAA Football Betting Predictions & Free Pick: Virginia -16
I’m definitely not seeing a ton of value on either side against this spread, as the number looks pretty efficient for the most part. However, I’d certainly much rather take a shot with the home favorite in this particular matchup, as Georgia Tech is a brutal 1-9-1 against the spread over their last 11 games overall. The Cavaliers offense has also really been clicking lately, scoring an average of almost 35 points per game over their last two outings. While the Yellow Jackets have been pretty solid at home so far this year, it has been a much different story on the road where they have failed to cover the number in three straight games away from Bobby Dodd Stadium.
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Virginia has also really fared well against the spread in this matchup as of late, covering the number in two out of their last three meetings with Georgia Tech. The Cavaliers have excelled at home this season as well, going 2-1-1 against the spread over four games at Scott Stadium. On the other side, the Yellow Jackets have allowed at least three touchdowns in three out of their last four games – including giving up 79 total points to Duke and North Carolina combined. I’m going to lay the 16 points and roll with the home favorite in this ACC Coastal battle on Saturday afternoon – give me Virginia to cover.