On Saturday, November 18th at 8:00 PM ET, the Syracuse Orange and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta, GA. ACCN is carrying television coverage the for game. The Yellow Jackets are set as 6.5 point favorites at home in this Atlantic Coast showdown. Can they pull off a home win and cover the spread?
SYRACUSE ORANGE VS GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Syracuse Orange +6.5
This game will be played at Bobby Dodd Stadium at 8:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE SYRACUSE ORANGE:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 30-24 in favor of Georgia Tech.
- Even though we have Georgia Tech winning straight-up, we like Syracuse at +6.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 53 points, and we like the over with a projected 54 points.
Is a Road Win Possible for the Orange?
So far, the Syracuse Orange are 5-5, including going 1-3 on the road and 3-2 at home.
Syracuse has gone into three games as the favorite this season and six games as the underdog. Their ATS record is currently 3-6.
So far this season, the average over/under line for Syracuse’s games has been 51.2 points. The Orange have an over/under record of 2-7 heading into this week’s game.
Syracuse comes into the game with an offense averaging 24.9, which places them at 69th in the NCAA rankings. Their passing game has them ranked 107th nationally, with an average of 180.7 passing yards. In the rushing department, they’re 43rd in the nation, with 386 rushing attempts per game for the season.
Syracuse’s defense ranks 79th in points allowed, with 22.3 points given up per game. Teams have been averaging 237.4 passing yards against them (116th nationally). On the ground, they’ve conceded 144.6 rushing yards, putting them 72nd in college football.
Can the Yellow Jackets Please the Home Atlanta Crowd?
So far, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 5-5, including going 3-2 on the road and 1-3 at home.
So far, Georgia Tech has been favored two times and the underdog in seven games. This has led to an ATS record of 5-4 and an average scoring differential of +0.7.
This season, Georgia Tech has posted an over/under record of 7-2 through 10 games. On average their games have combined for 63.3 points.
On the offensive side, Georgia Tech has averaged 32 points per game this season. This figure has them 33rd in the NCAA. Their passing game, averaging 248.8 passing yards, is ranked 51st nationally. In terms of rushing, they’re 20th in rushing yards with an average of 356 rushing attempts per contest this season.
The Yellow Jackets’ defense has given up 224.2 rushing yards per game this season, which is 43rd. Opponents are recording an average of 230.8 passing yards, and opposing quarterbacks come in with a passer rating of 84.9 when playing against Georgia Tech. In terms of points allowed, they currently sit 22nd in NCAA rankings.