Virginia Tech Hokies at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: Preview and Pick
5 Replies | 502 ViewsOn 09/22/2013 02:24 PM in NCAA Football
The Thursday night college football game of the week will feature two talented ACC teams as the Virginia Tech Hokies will battle the Georgia Tech yellow Jackets. Both teams were able to get a win last week, but it wasn’t easy as both squads needed to overcome bad weather and an early deficit to get the win.
Virginia Tech Hokies at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Odds
The college football odds for this game opened up with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets listed as (-7) point favorites. That line has yet to move but the early wagering shows that the betting public is on board with the home team as over 77% of the early wagering is dropping the chalk with Georgia Tech. This has caused some line movement and the line can now be found at (-7.5) at several top rated sportsbooks.
The Hokies needed over time to beat the Marshall Thundering Herd. The Herd had multiple chances to win or tie the game in overtime, but came up short to include dropping the potential game tying touchdown. On the final play of the game, with Marshall facing fourth and 10, Thundering Herd wide receiver Davonte Allen couldn’t corral what would have been a touchdown pass in the corner of the end zone.
The Yellow Jackets needed to beat the North Carolina Tar Heels in another rain soaked game. The Jackets earned its eighth straight home win in the series as the Heels have not won here since 1997. However, now the Jackets will get a step up in talent when they will have to try and take care of the Hokies.
The college football betting trends for this game reveal some interesting betting angles leading up to kickoff. Virginia Tech is 15-6 straight up in its last 21 games on the road and 6-1 in the last seven games overall, but they are 1-4-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last 7 games. Georgia Tech is 4-2 straight up in its last 6 games at home and Georgia Tech is 1-5 straight up in its last 6 games when playing Virginia Tech. The total has gone under in 5 of Georgia Tech's last 6 games when playing Virginia Tech and the total has gone under in 11 of Virginia Tech's last 16 games on the road.
Virginia Tech Hokies at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Pick
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check back on the day of the game to see who we select as our winner for this big game.