Georgia Tech is likely to be a popular college football bet on Saturday as they host Virginia in a game that can be seen on ESPN U.
The Yellow Jackets are 2-1 in the ACC and in prime position to get another win as they host Virginia. The Yellow Jackets are double-digit favorites in college football betting at SBG.
Georgia Tech got a huge road win last week as they outscored Wake Forest 18-3 in the fourth quarter to win 24-20. Quarterback Joshua Nesbitt threw two fourth-quarter TD passes last week including the game winner with 15 second left. Nesbitt is second in the ACC in rushing (86.8 ypg). He has rushed for six touchdowns and has thrown five touchdown passes over the last four games.
Virginia – The Cavaliers were routed last week at home by Florida State and are now 0-1 in the ACC. A loss here would pretty much end any conference hopes for Virginia. The Cavaliers don’t seem to matchup well with Georgia Tech but they could have an edge as they will be facing their old coach Al Groh who is now the defensive coordinator at Georgia Tech.
Close Series – Virginia leads the series 16-15-1. Last year Georgia Tech won in Charlottesville, 34-9. Two years ago it was Virginia winning 24-17. If the Yellow Jackets win as expected the all-time series would be tied. It is homecoming week for Georgia Tech and they have won 13 of their last 14 homecoming games.
Georgia Tech Favored by 10 – The Yellow Jackets are favored by ten points in this contest and gamblers making a college football bet are leaning with Georgia Tech at home. It should be noted though that Virginia is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and that the Yellow Jackets are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite. The one negative for Virginia is that the Cavaliers are 2-5 against the college football betting line in their last 7 meetings at Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets are first in the ACC and sixth nationally in rushing offense. They have finished in the top five nationally in rushing the last two years. Georgia Tech will look to pound the ball and control this contest against the Cavaliers.