The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Temple Owls are set to square off on the grass at Lincoln Financial Field. The opening kickoff for this game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET and CBS Sports Network will broadcast the action.
Georgia Tech at Temple Betting Odds 9/28/2019
The spread for this game is placed at 10 points in favor of Temple. The Yellow Jackets are currently receiving +290 moneyline odds while the Owls are -370. The over/under has been set at 49 points. Some solid live betting possibilities might be unveiled during the game.
The early action has slanted toward both the Owls and the under. This game’s opening line was originally -9 and the O/U was initially set at 52.
The Yellow Jackets are 1-2 straight up (SU) while the Owls are 2-1 SU. The Yellow Jackets have recorded 1.0 unit so far in 2019 and are 0-3 against the spread (ATS). The team has posted an Over-Under record of 1-2.
The lackluster Owls have lost 5.5 units this season. The team is 2-1 ATS and has an O/U record of 2-1.
The Yellow Jackets are on the rebound after a thin 27-24 defeat to Citadel on September 14. The passing game could’ve been sharper as Lucas Johnson completed only five-of-10 passes for 91 yards and one touchdown. Tobias Oliver (92 rushing yards on 11 attempts) and Jordan Mason (78 yards on 11 carries, two TDs) led the running attack while Jalen Camp (three receptions, 71 yards, one TD) and Ahmarean Brown (one catch, 10 yards) handled the receiving duties in the defeat.
Temple just fell 38-22 to Buffalo. Anthony Russo completed 25-of-51 passes for 258 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. Jager Gardner (33 yards on seven rush attempts) and Re’Mahn Davis (59 yards on seven carries) mounted the running game while Jadan Blue (eight receptions, 87 yards) and Isaiah Wright (seven catches, 49 yards, one TD) led the receiving corps in the loss.
Georgia Tech has run the ball on 70.9 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Temple has an overall rush percentage of 42.2 percent. The Yellow Jackets have produced 174 rush yards per game and have five touchdowns on the ground this year. The Owls are totaling 123 rushing yards per contest and have three total rush TDs.
If 2019 results can translate to this game, then the Owls could own the advantage when it comes to applying pressure, as their offensive line has given up only four sacks while the D-line has logged seven sacks. The Yellow Jackets offensive line has allowed nine sacks and their defense has sacked opposing signal-callerss on just five occasions.
The Yellow Jackets have tallied 110 yards per contest through the air overall and have two passing TDs so far. The Owls have produced an astonishing 347 pass yards per outing and have 11 total pass scores.
Defensively, Georgia Tech has allowed 275 rush yards and 140 pass yards per game. Temple has allowed 133.0 rushing yards per game and 143.7 to opposing teams in the air. The Owls are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of only 3.07 to opponents, while the Yellow Jackets have given up a 5.30 ANY/A.
Johnson has amassed 91 passing yards this season, and has connected on 5-of-12 attempts with one passing touchdowns and has yet to throw an interception. Johnson has a 5.93 adjusted net yards per pass attempt overall, although that number sits at 2.97 over the past two games.
On the other sideline, Anthony Russo has put up 667 yards, seven TDs and four INTs. Russo’s ANY/A sits at 6.40 for the year and 4.89 over his last two games.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Temple Owls Free Pick
SU Winner – Georgia Tech, ATS Winner – Georgia Tech, O/U – Over
Team Betting Trends
The Yellow Jackets offense has registered one pass play of 40 or more yards, while the Owls have accounted for four such plays.
The Georgia Tech defense has allowed two pass plays of 40 or more yards, while Temple has given up one such play.
The Georgia Tech offense has created five rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while Temple has created three such runs.
The Yellow Jackets defense has allowed five rushing plays of 20 yards or more, while the Owls have given up three such runs.
The Temple D has sacked opposing quarterbacks seven times this season. Georgia Tech has produced five sacks.
Georgia Tech has averaged 4.4 yards per carry over its last two contests.
Temple has averaged 2.9 yards per carry over its last two.