If history is any indication this should be an exciting contest that goes right down to the wire in college football odds.
Nail-Biters – The last three meetings between these two teams have been decided by a combined 12 points. The Yellow Jackets won both meetings last year. They won 30-27 in Atlanta and 39-34 in the ACC title game in Tampa. Clemson is a 6-point favorite in Saturday’s game that can be seen on ABC.
Tech is 5-2 Overall and 3-1 in the ACC – The Yellow Jackets are coming off a 42-14 win over Middle Tennessee State last week. The game was never in doubt as the Yellow Jackets outclassed Middle Tennessee. The Jackets are led by quarterback Joshua Nesbitt who is second in the ACC in rushing. The Yellow Jackets are second in the country in rushing offense.
Clemson is 3-3 Overall and 1-2 in the ACC – The Tigers come into this game against Georgia Tech with a worse record but they are favored in this game. They routed Maryland last week but winning against Maryland and winning against Georgia Tech are two different things. The Tigers do have a good defense as they are allowing just 143.3 rushing yards and 19.3 points per game. Clemson junior Da'Quan Bowers leads the nation in sacks.
Georgia Tech leads the all-time series, 49-24-2, including four straight wins.
Georgia Tech has won five straight ACC road games. They have not lost on the road against an ACC Atlantic Division team since 2007. They are 10-4 overall on the road under head coach Paul Johnson.
More Numbers – The Yellow Jackets are 7-1 against the college football betting lines in their last 8 games in October. The Yellow Jackets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog. The Yellow Jackets are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games. The Tigers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The road team is 9-3 against the college football odds in their last 12 meetings and the underdog is 13-3 ATS in their last 16 meetings.