Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Preview
NCAAF Football Point Spread: Georgia Tech -7 O/U 41.5
Thursday September 26, 2013 7:30 PM EST ESPN / Watch ESPN
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Georgia Tech is at 3-0 and if they can win this game there is a good chance they will move into the top 25. They have a great rushing offense, which is ranked 4th in the nation, and they are the 7-point home betting favorite in this game with a total of 41.5.
This is Virginia Tech’s (3-1) first ACC game of the season while Georgia Tech already has 2 conference wins. The Hokies have won their last 3 games, but they were far from impressive in their last win. Their 15th ranked run defense will be tested in this game and they have not lost to the Yellow Jackets since the 2009 season.
In their last games Virginia Tech narrowly escaped with a 29-21 3OT win over Marshall and Georgia Tech won their 2nd ACC game beating North Carolina 28-20.
On the season Virginia Tech is 0-3-1 and they have an O/U record of 1-2-1 and Georgia Tech is 3-0 ATS and they have an O/U record of 1-2.
The Yellow Jackets have a great rushing offense and while their passing offense only ranks 115th in the country QB Vad Lee has passed for 7 TD. His 2 main WR’s are both big play guys averaging over 16 yards per catch, but will be facing a Hokies’ pass D that ranks 6th in the nation.
There are 3 players for the Yellow Jackets that have over 170 rushing yards and RB David Sims and Lee each have 3 TD’s on the ground. The Hokies are led by their defense and while they are solid they did not have the best game against Marshall both defending the run or the pass.
Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas has some young talent around him on the outside, but while he has nearly 700 passing yards he has 6 INT and only 4 TD. The Yellow Jackets rank 21st in the country defending the pass.
Hokies’ QB RB Trey Edmunds had over 100 yards on the ground in the OT win last week and he will be facing a Georgia Tech run defense that ranks 22nd in the nation.
The last time Virginia Tech lost to Georgia Tech was in 2009 and last season at home they beat them in the first game of the season.
In some betting trends for this ACC match up
Virginia Tech is 0-8 ATS in their last 8 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 ACC games, and in their last 6 games overall the Under record of 4-1-1.
Georgia Tech is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games, 7-0 ATS in their last 7 ACC games, and in their last 5 home games they have an Under record of 4-1.