At the beginning of the 2019 season is a time old warning for Georgia Tech fans. “Be careful for what you wish for.” Quirky cantankerous crank Paul Johnson and his hated option offense are mercifully gone. At least that’s how Tech fans see it. Johnson and his offense were never fully accepted by the Yellow Jacket faithful. Despite bowl appearances in all but two of his 11 seasons as head coach. In fact, the Ramblin’ Wreck had solid betting on college football success with Johnson. But four division and one ACC titles were not enough.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Clemson Tigers
|Date and Time:||Thursday, August 29, 2019, 8 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Memorial Stadium, Death Valley, Clemson, South Carolina|
|Georgia Tech vs. Clemson TV Coverage:||ACC Network|
|Betting on Football Betting Odds at SBG:||Georgia Tech +33.5, Clemson -33.5|
Georgia Tech vs. Clemson Opening Night Overview
Now Geoff Collins will be making his head coaching debut for Georgia Tech at Clemson. It would be hard to fathom a more daunting task to begin his Yellow Jacket career. First, Clemson is defending national champion. They destroyed favored Alabama 44-16 in the title game last January. Further, Clemson has won two of the last three national championships. The Tigers have won the Atlantic Coast Conference championship four straight years. Memorial Stadium will be filled to capacity with fans who had all day to “lubricate.” Hence the apt moniker of “Death Valley.”
Who and What to Watch
At the onset of his hiring Collins promised an NFL and spread style approach. Makeover of a roster recruited to run the option has been heavy. To be exact Tech is in the midst of a major transition in style. For Clemson everything is set. Freshman sensation Trevor Lawrence would be the first player taken in the NFL Draft if he was eligible.
Georgia Tech and Clemson Betting Trends
Overall the Yellow Jackets have been a solid betting on college football value as a road dog. Georgia Tech has lost only one of their last six games getting points on the road. Six of their last nine in that role have gone over the total. By contrast the powerful Tigers have become overlays as home chalks. Clemson has paid in only four of their last 12 games laying points at Death Valley. Nine of their last 12 in that situation have gone under the total.
Yellow Jackets vs. Tigers Head to Head vs. Spread
Balanced against the Ramblin’ Wreck is their bad sports betting marks against Clemson. Georgia Tech has covered only one of their last seven meetings with the Tigers. Further, Death Valley has been just that for the Yellow Jackets. Tech has failed to come away with the cash in their last five visits to Clemson. Three of the last four between these teams at Memorial Stadium have gone over the total.
Matchup to Watch
Fashion the big spread for this game. Certainly, Clemson is an expensive betting on college football favorite. And justifiably so. Not only is this a personnel mismatch but Tech must try to fit square pegs in round holes as they change the offense.
Georgia Tech vs. Clemson Betting College Football Picks
As mentioned earlier Clemson owns the Yellow Jackets head to head.
Betting on College Football Pick: Clemson Tigers
Betting on College Football Score Prediction: Clemson 45, Georgia Tech 10
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