The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are well aware that they are NCAA football betting underdogs against the Clemson Tigers. “The hype that everybody’s saying we’re the underdogs, we have no chance of winning, if we’re going to beat them, it’s going to be maybe something fluky or something,” running back Kirvonte Benson said. The Clemson Tigers are come off an upset loss, and the chances of that happening again are nil.
- Date: October 28th
- Time: 8:05 PM
- Venue: Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC
- Online Sportsbook odds for Fans Gambling on College Football:
Georgia Tech +14 (-110) 49 (-110) +438
Clemson -14 (-110) 49 (-110) -575
The defeated undefeated
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said it best; “Georgia Tech is a football team that’s 4-2, but truly, literally, two plays away from being 6-0.” The Yellow Jackets out-yarded Tennessee by almost 300 but fell in double OT in the season opener, and allowed Miami to outscore them 9-0 in their week six loss to the Hurricanes. Georgia Tech lost, all told, those two games by a combined two points, and while that seems to speak more ill than it does well of the Jackets (e.g., they can’t close), the fact remains that GT is undefeated in a way; the ATS way. The Wasps have covered in all of their six 2017 regular season games, and are 10-0 ATS going back to last season, as well as 6-0 ATS in their last six ACC games, 6-0 ATS when playing a team with a winning record, and 4-0 ATS in their last four on the road. Georgia Tech, however, has lost and failed to cover the NCAA football betting spread in the last four visits to Death Valley, and the visitor is 1-7 SU in the last eight meetings between these two schools.
The Tigers don’t turn the other cheek
“I’m anxious to see how this group is going to respond,” to their SU and ATS loss to Syracuse as 22½-point faves on Friday 13th, Swinney also said. Clemson knows, historically speaking, how to rebound from losses. Actually, make that how to rebound from a loss, singular. The Tigers are 10-0 following a loss after dropping back-to-back games NC State and South Carolina in 2011. Clemson, in addition to that, went on, after losing to Pittsburgh last season, to win five in a row, including, one might add, the Fiesta Bowl and the CFP National Championship game. The Tigers are, furthermore, 26-1 SU in their last 27 games at home, 5-1 ATS against a team with a winning record, 6-2 ATS in their last eight games on grass, 2-6 ATS in their last eight versus ACC teams, and 0-4 ATS in their last four in October. Finally, starting QB Kelly Bryant, who ranks 7th in the conference in passing efficiency, has four touchdown passes and four picks in 176 attempted passes, and has run for 393 yards, is likely to play against Georgia Tech after he suffered a head injury in the loss Syracuse, in which he was already playing with an injured ankle. Clemson has religiously kept the NCAA football betting total under in the last four games.