Georgia Tech at Tennessee College Football Picks & Predictions 9/7/2017
Monday, September 4, 2017
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The Tennessee Volunteers host the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Monday, September 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 3.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 63. The Volunteers had an over/under record of 9-4-0 and they were 6-7-0 against the spread last year. The Yellow Jackets had an ATS record of 7-4-1 while their over/under record was 6-5-1.
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Valuable Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets were 6-5-1 against the over/under last season
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets were 7-4-1 against the spread last year
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers were 9-4-0 against the over/under last season
The Tennessee Volunteers were 6-7-0 against the spread last year
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
08/18/17 RB Dedrick Mills Dismissed out for season
08/16/17 OL Andrew Marshall Lower Body expected to miss Monday vs. Tennessee U
08/16/17 LB David Curry Lower Body expected to miss Monday vs. Tennessee U
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
08/22/17 WR Josh Smith Collarbone out indefinitely
08/16/17 OL Chance Hall Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets ran for 3,355 yards as a team last year, which ranked 10th in college football. They ran 611 times, averaging 5.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Yellow Jackets were penalized on offense 57 times for 501 yards last season, which had them 115th in the country in penalties. They were 68th in the nation in points scored with 367. They ran 770 plays last season for 1,680 yards, which ranked them 122nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Yellow Jackets averaged 6.5 yards per play, which was 22nd in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 231 1st downs last year, placing them 109th overall as an offensive unit. Matthew Jordan averaged 12.3 yards per pass attempt and 9.6 adjusted yards per throw last season. He completed 3 passes on 9 attempts for a completion percentage of 33.3%. His quarterback rating last year was 151.4. He threw for 111 yards.
The Yellow Jackets rush defense allowed 473 attempts for 2,239 yards last year, putting them in 66th place in D-1 against the run. Georgia Tech committed 66 penalties for 536 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 14th in college football. They were 39th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 319. They surrendered a total of 5,221 yards on D, which was 67th in the country. The Yellow Jackets were ranked 70th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses completed 270 passes on 434 attempts against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defense last season, placing them 97th and 84th in Division 1. The Georgia Tech pass defense also gave up a total of 2,982 yards through the air, which was 74th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets attempted 17 field goals last season and made 16, which was 53rd in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 88%. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 46 for 46 last year. Their punters totaled 2,032 yards on 48 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That placed them 37th in Division 1 in punting average. Georgia Tech was ranked 113th in the nation in punt returns with 12 last year. They accumulated 131 punt return yards and averaged 10.9 yards per return, which was 22nd in college football. They returned 27 kicks for 579 yards on special teams, ranking 109th in kick return yardage. The Yellow Jackets averaged 21 yards per kick return and they were 84th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,743.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Volunteers were 26th in the country in points scored with 473 last season. They ran 896 plays last year for 3,101 yards, which ranked them 55th in Division 1 in total offense. The Tennessee Volunteers averaged 6.4 yards per play, which was 27th in the nation. As a team they accumulated a total of 280 1st downs last season, ranking them 61st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Tennessee ran for 2,668 yards, which ranked 37th in college football. They ran 517 times, averaging 5.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Volunteers were penalized on offense 81 times for 735 yards last year, which had them 52nd in the country in penalties. Quinten Dormady passed for 148 yards last year. He completed 11 throws while attempting 17 passes for a completion percentage of 64.7%. His quarterback rating last season was 137.8. He averaged 8.7 adjusted yards per throw and 8.7 yards per pass attempt.
Tennessee was 76th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 374 last year. They gave up a total of 5,840 yards on D, which was 109th in D-1. The Volunteers were 77th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses completed 238 throws on 432 attempts against the Tennessee defense last season, ranking them 65th and 82nd in the nation. The Tennessee Volunteers pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,999 yards in the air, which was 78th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 568 attempts for 2,841 yards last season, putting them in 108th place in the country against the run. The Volunteers had 83 penalties for 672 yards on defense last year. That placed them 64th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Tennessee was 8th in the country in punt returns with 33 last season. They totaled 367 punt return yards and averaged 11.1 yards per return, which was 19th in D-1. They returned 42 kicks for 1,045 yards on special teams, which put them 14th in kick return yardage. The Tennessee Volunteers averaged 25 yards per kick return and they were 25th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 7,180. The Volunteers tried 16 field goals last year and made 10, which was 98th in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 69%. Tennessee kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 62 for 62 last season. Their punters accumulated 3,120 yards on 70 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranked them 8th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Yellow Jackets/Volunteers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Yellow Jackets +3.5
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