Two schools that like to run the football, Head Coach Kirby Smart and the No. 4 Georgia Bulldogs (+28) are set to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field. Kickoff for this matchup is set for 12:00 p.m. ET and ABC is scheduled to televise the action. When the two teams met last year, Georgia won handily 45-21.
No. 4 Georgia at Georgia Tech Betting Predictions 11/30/2019
Georgia is the heavy road favorite and is currently giving up 28 points to Georgia Tech. Vegas has set the over/under (O/U) at 46.5 points, and if one team can create a bunch of points early, it’ll likely create a worthy in-game betting opportunity.
Both of these teams have been profitable this season as the Bulldogs have gained 5.0 units while the Yellow Jackets are ahead 4.5 units.
The Bulldogs are 10-1 straight up (SU) in 2019 while the Yellow Jackets are 3-8 SU.
The Dawgs just pulled off a 19-13 win over Texas A&M last week. Jake Fromm completed just 11 passes on 23 attempts for 163 yards and one touchdown. D’Andre Swift (103 yards on 19 rushes) and Brian Herrien (30 yards on 10 carries) led the running attack while Swift (four receptions, 29 yards) and George Pickens (two catches, 57 yards, one TD) manned the receiving duties in the win.
Georgia Tech just got a 28-26 win over North Carolina State. The defense allowed the Wolfpack to rush for 230 yards on 49 attempts, including two rush TDs. Jordan Houston was a bright spot in the loss, recording 89 rushing yards on 16 attempts for North Carolina State. For Georgia Tech, James Graham completed seven-of-15 passes for 129 yards and three touchdowns. Jordan Mason (141 rushing yards on 22 attempts) and the signal-caller Graham (112 yards on 14 carries, one TD) led the running game while Ahmarean Brown (two receptions, 28 yards, two TDs) and Malachi Carter (two catches, 74 yards) led the pass-catching corps in the win.
Georgia has run the ball on 57.5 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Georgia Tech has an overall rush percentage of 62.4 percent. The Bulldogs have run for 198 yards per game and have 18 scores on the ground this year. The Yellow Jackets are putting up 157 rushing yards per game and have 12 total rush TDs.
Based on the results so far, the Bulldogs may hold an advantage in all aspects of the ground game, since their running backs has generated 5.2 yards per carry while the defense is allowing 2.5 YPC to opponents. The Yellow Jackets have registered 4.2 yards per carry and allowed a YPC of 4.7 to opponents.
The Dawgs offense has tallied 215 yards/contest in the air overall and has 19 passing scores so far. The Yellow Jackets have produced 142 pass yards per contest and have 13 total pass TDs.
Defensively, Georgia has allowed opponents to rush for an average of 69 yards and pass for 199 yards per game. The Georgia Tech D has allowed 201 yards per game to opposing passers and 215.0 yards per game on the ground. The Dawgs are giving up an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of just 4.65 to opponents, while the Yellow Jackets have allowed a 6.6 ANY/A.
Fromm has put up 2,021 passing yards this year, and has completed 167-of-256 attempts with 14 passing touchdowns and only three interceptions. Fromm’s got an 8.05 adjusted net yards per pass attempt overall, although that number is 6.04 over the last two games.
The Bulldogs will probably try to maintain tempo by pounding the defense with their running backs. Along with George Pickens (446 yards, five TDs), D’Andre Swift (1,024 rush yards, seven rush TDs, one receiving TD) and Brian Herrien (396 rush yards, five rush TDs) have brought significant production to the offensive gameplans for Georgia.
James Graham has completed 75-of-159 passes for 1,081 yards, 11 TDs and five INTs for Georgia Tech. His ANY/A stands at 5.68 for the season and 4.13 over his last two outings.
The Yellow Jackets also prefer to keep their RBs featured. In addition to Jordan Mason (45 receiving yards), James Graham (276 rush yards, three rush TDs) and Malachi Carter (200 receiving yards and two TDs) have seen a lot of touches recently.
Georgia Bulldogs at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Free Pick
SU Winner – Georgia Tech, ATS Winner – Georgia Tech, O/U – Under
Georgia Tech has lost nine fumbles this season while Georgia has lost four.
The Georgia defense has sacked opposing QBs 24 times this season. Georgia Tech has produced just 16 sacks.
As a team, Georgia has averaged 3.7 yards per carry over its last three games and 3.3 over its last two.
Georgia Tech has averaged 4.4 yards per carry over its last three contests and 4.3 over its past two.
Over its last three matchups, Georgia Tech is 2-1 ATS and the over cashed in two of those three.
The Over/Under for Georgia’s last game was set at 43.5. The under cashed in the team’s 19-13 win over Texas A&M.
Over its last three contests, Georgia is 2-1 ATS and the under cashed in each of those three.
The O/U for Georgia Tech’s last game was set at 47. The over cashed in the 28-26 victory over North Carolina State.