The Yellow Jackets are picked behind Miami, North Carolina and Florida State this season in NCAA betting but it is not a good idea to underestimate Georgia Tech.
Bet college football with Georgia Tech and your chances of winning are better than 50-50. The Yellow Jackets were 8-5 last season vs. the point spread and they always seem to be in the game. Under head coach Paul Johnson, the Yellow Jackets have been a very good ACC team.
Georgia Tech is led on offense by quarterback Josh Nesbitt who rushed for 1,037 yards and threw for 1,701 yards last season. He had 28 touchdowns (18 rushing, 10 passing) last season. The Yellow Jackets will be counting on Anthony Allen to carry the load at running back. Two years ago at Louisville he rushed for 1,102 yards and scored 23 touchdowns. The Yellow Jackets are hoping that Tyler Melton and Stephen Hill can provide receiving threats this season. The offensive line has to replace three starters but they have a lot of players with experience coming back. Georgia Tech is going to score points and be a tough offense to stop again this season.
Georgia Tech’s defense has not been the team strength and it could be a problem again in 2010. The front line is weak but at least the linebackers look decent led by Brad Jefferson. The linebackers had to make way too many tackles last season since the defensive line was not very good and that may happen again this year. The secondary doesn’t get much help from a non-existent pass rush and it looks no better for 2010. If the Yellow Jackets are to win the ACC again this season they need to at least be able to slow down opponents.
Georgia Tech does not have a strong kicking game as Scott Blair struggled last season. He needs to be more consistent as the Yellow Jackets are likely to play a lot of close games this season. Georgia Tech is being underrated to start 2010 and they could be a team that presents a lot of value, especially when they are getting points.