Georgia Tech at Duke College Football Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets travel to Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Georgia Tech as 9.5 point favorites. The Yellow Jackets have an ATS record of 7-1-1 while their over/under record is 4-5-0. The Blue Devils have an over/under record of 2-8-0 and they are 4-5-1 against the spread.
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Valuable Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 7-1-1 against the spread
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 2-8-0 against the over/under
The Duke Blue Devils are 4-5-1 against the spread
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
11/12/17 OL Jahaziel Lee Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs. Duke
11/12/17 QB Matthew Jordan Lower Body is "?" Saturday vs. Duke
11/12/17 OL Scott Morgan Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs. Duke
11/03/17 LB David Curry Leg is out indefinitely
10/20/17 PK Shawn Davis Lower Body is out for season
10/13/17 OL Andrew Marshall Leg out for season
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
09/08/17 C Will Taylor Knee is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 67th in Division 1 in points scored with 282. They have run 635 plays this season for 3,723 yards, which ranks them 128th in the nation in total offense. The Yellow Jackets average 5.9 yards per play, which is 48th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 187 1st downs this year, placing them 99th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Georgia Tech has run for 2,916 yards as a team, which ranks 6th in the country. They've run 539 times, averaging 5.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Yellow Jackets have been penalized on offense 36 times for 291 yards so far this season, which has them 128th in the nation in penalties. TaQuon Marshall has thrown for 807 yards this season. He has completed 38 passes on 95 attempts for a completion percentage of 40%. His quarterback rating this year is 132.8. He averages 8.5 yards per pass attempt and 8.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Georgia Tech is 32nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 211. They have surrendered a total of 2,926 yards on D, which is 8th in Division 1. The Yellow Jackets are ranked 33rd in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 165 passes on 288 attempts against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defense this season, placing them 37th and 36th in the country. The Georgia Tech pass defense has also given up a total of 1,802 yards through the air, which is 17th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 279 attempts for 1,124 yards this year, putting them in 12th place in D-1 against the run. The Yellow Jackets have committed 39 penalties for 356 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 4th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Georgia Tech is ranked 52nd in the nation in punt returns with 15. They've accumulated 110 punt return yards and average 7.3 yards per return, which is 65th in college football. They have returned 31 kicks for 627 yards on special teams, ranking 53rd in kick return yardage. The Yellow Jackets average 20 yards per kick return and they are 91st in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,460. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 7, which is 107th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 31 for 34 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,841 yards on 42 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 20th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Blue Devils have run for 1,603 yards as a team, which ranks 70th in the nation. They've run 397 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Blue Devils have been penalized on offense 55 times for 476 yards so far this year, which has them 86th in the country in penalties. They are 100th in Division 1 in points scored with 235. They have run 754 plays this year for 3,598 yards, which ranks them 86th in the nation in total offense. The Duke Blue Devils average 4.8 yards per play, which is 119th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 220 1st downs this season, ranking them 37th overall as an offensive unit. Daniel Jones has completed 187 throws while attempting 343 passes for a completion percentage of 54.5%. He has passed for 1,916 yards this year. He averages 5 adjusted yards per throw and 5.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 104.5.
The Duke Blue Devils rush defense has given up 387 attempts for 1,546 yards this season, putting them in 59th place in the country against the run. They have had 64 penalties for 611 yards on defense this year. That places them 97th in Division 1. Duke is 29th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 206. They have given up a total of 3,371 yards on D, which is 33rd in the nation. The Blue Devils are 40th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opponent offenses have completed 133 throws on 253 attempts against the Duke defense this season, ranking them 9th and 10th in the country. The Duke Blue Devils pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,825 yards in the air, which is 22nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Duke Blue Devils have tried 17 field goals this year and made 13, which is 40th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 77%. Duke kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 26 for 27 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,257 yards on 54 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 63rd in the NCAA in punting average. Duke is 75th in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 68 punt return yards and average 5.2 yards per return, which is 95th in D-1. They have returned 23 kicks for 582 yards on special teams, which puts them 64th in kick return yardage. The Blue Devils average 25 yards per kick return and they are 104th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,248.
Who will win tonight's Yellow Jackets/Blue Devils college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Devils +9.5
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