At the beginning of the 2019 season is a major change and new look at Georgia Tech. Longtime head coach Paul Johnson has retired. And with him goes his option offense that was effective but hated by the masses. In a classic case of “be careful what you wish for” Yellow Jacket fans will get their new modern offensive system. New head coach Geoff Collins faces the ultimate college football betting Quandary. To illuminate he will try to run his offense with players recruited for the triple option. And he will try this against defending national champion Clemson.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Vs. #1 Clemson Tigers
|Date and Time:||Thursday, 29th August 2019|
|Location:||Clemson Memorial Stadium, Clemson SC|
|Georgia Tech Vs. Clemson TV Coverage:||ACC Network|
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Clemson Tigers Overview
Last season the Yellow Jackets finished with a college football betting record of 7-6 straight up and 5-8 against the spread. Georgia Tech went under the total five times. The Ramblin Wreck finished first in the nation for rushing yards but 127th for passing. Collins was charged to change that. By contrast, Clemson finished 15-0 straight up, 9-6 vs. the odds, and 7-8 under the total. Accordingly, the Tigers won the national championship for the second time in three years. Head coach Dabo Swinney’s program has won 58 out of 62 games since 2014.
A Ramblin Wreck?
At the onset of his arrival, Collins understood the challenge of a total program remake. He has been moving players around to different positions looking for fits. In many ways, he is trying to fit square pegs into round holes. Consider as an illustration that he had over 20 players try to play BOTH offense and defense. That is not a recipe for sportsbook success. Especially against a loaded and deep defending national championship team. Equally important is that this game is at Death Valley. Welcome to Big Time Football, coach Collins!
Lawrence for Heisman
Counter to Georgia Tech’s college football betting woes is superpower Clemson. First among equals is sophomore quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The Heisman Trophy candidate threw for 30 touchdowns and with a 157.6 rating in 2018.
Georgia Tech and Clemson vs. The Line
The Yellow Jackets are:
- 4-1-1 against the spread as a road dog
- 6-3 over the total getting points away from home
- 2-5-1 vs. the line as a double-digit road dog
- 5-4 over the total getting 10 or more points away from home
- 1-5-1 against the spread against Clemson
- 2-3 under the total against Clemson
The Tigers are:
- 4-7-1 vs. the odds as a home chalk
- 3-9 under the total as a favorite in Death Valley
- 2-7 against the spread as a home favorite of 20 or more points
- 2-6 under the total laying 20 more points at Death Valley
- 4-0-1 against the spread at home against Georgia Tech
- 3-1 over the total in home games with the Yellow Jackets
Georgia Tech Vs. Clemson College Football Betting Picks
In this situation, Georgia Tech is looking at a very long night. The Yellow Jackets are in a complete rebuild mode against an established champion. As mentioned earlier Clemson owns this head to head series.
Georgia Tech vs. Clemson College Football Betting Prediction: Clemson Tigers
Georgia Tech vs. Clemson College Football Betting Score Prediction: Clemson 52 Georgia Tech 10
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