Miami-Florida at Georgia Tech Pick and Preview
- Updated: November 20, 2008
College Football Betting Preview
Miami-Florida (7-3) at Georgia Tech (7-3)
Thursday, 7:45 pm Eastern – ESPN
SBG Global Opening Line: Georgia Tech – 4, Total 40.5
Miami of Florida has moved into the Top 25 for the first time in more than two years but to stay there they will have to win at Georgia Tech on Thursday. If the Hurricanes can upset the Yellow Jackets they would virtually clinch the ACC Coastal Division since all they would then need is a win against last place NC State next week. Miami is not getting ahead of themselves though. “We still feel like it’s us against the world,” Hurricanes running back Javarris James said. “People will look at us and some at the beginning of the season probably thought we’d have a disappointing season. So we can’t worry about what anybody else is thinking. We’re just worried about the guys in our locker room and we’re going to continue to do the things that got us here.” SBG Global reports that early College Football betting has the public taking Georgia Tech on the Road.
Georgia Tech faces a much longer road to winning the ACC title. They are a half game back of Miami of Florida and must win against Miami and then get help. To have any chance of beating Miami the Yellow Jackets must hang onto the ball. They have lost 17 fumbles this season, second worst in the entire country. “We’re awful on offense, from my expectation level,” Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said. “I promise you, we can be a lot better and we will get a lot better.”
Georgia Tech has won three in a row against Miami and leads the all-time series 9-4. Here are more College Football betting stats for Thursday’s game. The Hurricanes are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Hurricanes are 7-16-1 ATS in their last 24 conference games. The Hurricanes are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games following a bye week. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between the two teams.
The Yellow Jackets are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Yellow Jackets are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Yellow Jackets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games.
SBG Global Current Line: Georgia Tech – 3.5 , Total 40.5
The Under is 9-2 in the Hurricanes last 11 Thursday games. The Under is 20-6 in the Hurricanes last 26 games in November. The Under is 45-22 in the Hurricanes last 67 games overall. The Under is 6-1 in the Yellow Jackets last 7 conference games. The Under is 4-1 in the Yellow Jackets last 5 games overall. The Under is 15-4 in the Yellow Jackets last 19 Thursday games. The Over is 5-2 in the Yellow Jackets last 7 home games. The Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between the two teams.
Pick: Miami 3 out of 5 units
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