College football odds favor Georgia Tech on the road as they face Virginia in ACC action on Saturday.
The Cavaliers actually hold the all-time edge in the college football betting lines series at 16-14-1. The Cavaliers have won five of the last six games but they are underdogs in college football odds in this game at the online sportsbook.
College football odds show that Georgia Tech is laying just over a field goal on the road. Part of the reason the college football betting lines are so small on this game despite Georgia Tech being ranked is that the home team has won 12 of the last 14 meetings between the two teams. The Cavaliers have a 9-2-1 edge at home and have won the last eight on their home turf against the Yellow Jackets. The last time Georgia Tech won in Charlottesville was back in 1990.
Normally when these two teams meet in college football odds the games are close. All six meetings from 1996-2002 were decided by a touchdown or less. In fact, since the Yellow Jackets began playing an ACC schedule in 1983, the teams have met 26 times in college football odds and 14 of the games have been decided by eight points or fewer.
Turnovers are a big key in this college football odds matchup. Since 1982, the Cavaliers are 9-1 vs. Georgia Tech when committing fewer turnovers than the Yellow Jackets. The other key in this college football betting lines matchup on Saturday will be Virginia’s defense. They will look to contain a Georgia Tech offense that ranks fourth in the country on third down. The Cavaliers have allowed 82.3 rushing yards per game the last three games. Virginia is 0-1 vs. ranked teams this year with a 30-14 loss to TCU. Virginia is 12-18 against ranked teams under head coach Al Groh.
With Georgia Tech at No. 11 in the AP poll this week, they are the second-highest ranked team to play in Scott Stadium since 1999. Looking at the college football odds trends we see that the Yellow Jackets are 4-0 in college football odds in their last 4 games online betting overall. The Yellow Jackets are 8-2 vs. college football odds in their last 10 road games. The Yellow Jackets are 0-5 in college football odds in their last 5 meetings in Virginia.
The Cavaliers are 4-0 in college football odds in their last 4 games overall. The Cavaliers are 16-5 vs. college football betting lines at the online sportsbook in their last 21 games as a home underdog.