Georgia Tech at Boston College Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 8/28/2016
Saturday, September 3, 2016
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets take on the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Alumni Stadium. The opening line for this game has Georgia Tech as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 47. Last season the Yellow Jackets were 3-9-0 against the spread and their over/under record was 6-6-0. The Eagles had an over/under record of 2-10-0 and they were 5-6-1 against the spread.
Georgia Tech scored 29.3 points per game on offense last season, which ranked 63rd in Division 1. In the passing department, they averaged 6.8 passes on 16 attempts for a 42.2 percent completion percentage last season. They threw for a total of 121.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranked them 124th in college football. The Yellow Jackets ran for an average of 256.7 yards per game on 48.6 attempts for an average of 5.3 yards per carry. That ranked them 8th in the nation. They also ran 64.6 plays per contest and averaged 5.9 yards per play for an average of 378 yards per game, ranking their offense 80th overall last season. The Yellow Jackets averaged 19.4 first downs per game which ranked them 91st in the country. They accumulated 27.4 penalty yards per game via 3.2 penalties, which ranked 127th in the nation.
Georgia Tech allowed 202.9 passing yards per game, ranking 35th in D-1, and they allowed 25.8 points per contest on defense, which ranked 51st. They gave up 16.8 completions on 28.1 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59.9. The Yellow Jackets allowed 165.1 rushing yards per game on 35.2 carries for a 4.7 average per play, which ranked their rush defense 59th in the country. Georgia Tech allowed 368 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranked their overall defense 42nd in terms of yards per game. They forced 1.4 turnovers per contest and got flagged for 6.3 penalties for 48.5 yards per game, ranking them 37th among D-1 teams.
Boston College averaged 17.2 points per game last season on offense, which ranked them 121st in the country. In the passing department, they completed 9.2 passes per game on 20.7 attempts for a 44.4 percent completion percentage. They threw for 110.9 yards through the air per game last year, ranking them 125th in Division 1. The Eagles ran for an average of 164.7 yards per game on 41.9 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry last season, which ranked them 74th on the ground. They also ran 62.6 plays per game and averaged 4.4 yards per play for a total of 275.6 yards per game, ranking them 126th in the country on offense. The Eagles got an average of 14.5 first downs per game, which ranked 127th in the nation. They averaged 57.4 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, ranking them 51st in college football.
Boston College allowed an average of 171.3 passing yards yards per game, which ranked 6th in Division 1. Their defense overall allowed 15.3 points per contest, which had them ranked 4th in the nation. They gave up 14.4 completions on 27.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.8 per game. The Eagles allowed 83.3 rushing yards per contest on 34.8 carries for a 2.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 2nd in the country. Boston College allowed 254.6 total yards per game for an average of 4.1 yards per play, which ranked 1st in D-1. They forced 1.9 turnovers per contest and 6.5 penalties for 53.2 yards in each contest, ranking 56th in the nation.
Justin Thomas finished his last game of last season with 82 yards through the air for Georgia Tech. He completed 6 passes out of 18 attempts for a 33% completion percentage. The Yellow Jackets were led in rushing by Clinton Lynch, who finished with 78 yards on 8 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. Ricky Jeune was the team leader in receiving with a total of 40 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game Georgia Tech got a total of 17 first downs by way of 11 rushing, 4 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 59 total plays for 276 yards for the game. The Yellow Jackets ran for 194 yards on 41 attempts.
Jeff Smith finished his last game of last season with 9 yards through the air for Boston College. He completed 1 passes out of 13 attempts for a 8% completion percentage. The Eagles were led in rushing by Jeff Smith, who finished with 117 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Thadd Smith was the team leader in receiving with a total of 9 yards and 1 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. Boston College got a total of 9 first downs by way of 8 rushing, 1 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 53 total plays for 239 yards for the game. The Eagles ran for 230 yards on 40 attempts.
Georgia Tech Betting Trends
Georgia Tech were 6-6-0 against the over/under last season
Georgia Tech had an ATS record of 3-9-0 last season
Boston College Betting Trends
Boston College were 2-10-0 against the over/under last season
Boston College had an ATS record of 5-6-1 last season
Injuries to Watch
08/25/16 DE KeShun Freeman Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Boston College
08/19/16 DE Jordan Woods Upper Body out for season
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Georgia Tech
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