Georgia Tech at North Carolina College Football Picks and Predictions 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Kenan Memorial Stadium
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets travel to Kenan Memorial Stadium to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Georgia Tech as 3.5 point favorites. The Yellow Jackets have an ATS record of 3-5-0 while their over/under record is 5-3-0. The Tar Heels have an over/under record of 5-2-0 and they are 3-3-1 against the spread.
Valuable Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 5-3-0 against the over/under
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 3-5-0 against the spread
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 5-2-0 against the over/under
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 3-3-1 against the spread
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
10/28/18 QB TaQuon Marshall Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs North Carolina
10/28/18 LB Tre' Jackson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs North Carolina
09/11/18 RB KirVonte Benson Knee is out for season
08/16/18 QB Lucas Johnson Leg is out indefinitely
08/10/18 WR Adonicas Sanders Collarbone is out indefinitely
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
10/28/18 DT Aaron Crawford Knee is questionable Saturday vs Georgia Tech
10/25/18 QB Cade Fortin Leg is out indefinitely
10/24/18 WR Antoine Green Foot is out for season
10/10/18 QB Chazz Surratt Wrist is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 19th in Division 1 in points scored with 311. They have run 562 plays this season for 3,639 yards, which ranks them 127th in the nation in total offense. The Yellow Jackets average 6.5 yards per play, which is 21st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 195 1st downs this year, placing them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Georgia Tech has run for 2,932 yards as a team, which ranks 1st in the country. They've run 476 times, averaging 6.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Yellow Jackets have been penalized on offense 36 times for 347 yards so far this season, which has them 116th in the nation in penalties. Tobias Oliver has thrown for 62 yards this season. He has completed 4 passes on 10 attempts for a completion percentage of 40%. His quarterback rating this year is 125.1. He averages 6.2 yards per pass attempt and 8.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Georgia Tech is 69th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 226. They have surrendered a total of 2,890 yards on D, which is 48th in Division 1. The Yellow Jackets are ranked 69th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses have completed 159 passes on 249 attempts against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defense this season, placing them 86th and 61st in the country. The Georgia Tech pass defense has also given up a total of 1,807 yards through the air, which is 65th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 258 attempts for 1,083 yards this year, putting them in 40th place in D-1 against the run. The Yellow Jackets have committed 38 penalties for 325 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 12th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Georgia Tech is ranked 87th in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 78 punt return yards and average 7.8 yards per return, which is 80th in college football. They have returned 17 kicks for 309 yards on special teams, ranking 84th in kick return yardage. The Yellow Jackets average 18 yards per kick return and they are 43rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,026. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 2, which is 129th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 40%. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 41 for 43 this year. Their punters have totaled 899 yards on 20 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 12th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tar Heels have run for 1,193 yards as a team, which ranks 91st in the nation. They've run 244 times, averaging 4.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Tar Heels have been penalized on offense 45 times for 362 yards so far this year, which has them 88th in the country in penalties. They are 120th in Division 1 in points scored with 161. They have run 516 plays this year for 2,870 yards, which ranks them 85th in the nation in total offense. The North Carolina Tar Heels average 5.6 yards per play, which is 77th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 142 1st downs this season, ranking them 117th overall as an offensive unit. Nathan Elliott has completed 142 throws while attempting 234 passes for a completion percentage of 60.7%. He has passed for 1,512 yards this year. He averages 6.4 adjusted yards per throw and 6.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 122.8.
The North Carolina Tar Heels rush defense has given up 286 attempts for 1,339 yards this season, putting them in 75th place in the country against the run. They have had 36 penalties for 302 yards on defense this year. That places them 6th in Division 1. North Carolina is 90th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 240. They have given up a total of 2,891 yards on D, which is 49th in the nation. The Tar Heels are 72nd in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 128 throws on 225 attempts against the North Carolina defense this season, ranking them 21st and 30th in the country. The North Carolina Tar Heels pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,552 yards in the air, which is 35th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The North Carolina Tar Heels have tried 20 field goals this year and made 14, which is 12th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. North Carolina kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 17 for 17 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,346 yards on 33 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 82nd in the NCAA in punting average. North Carolina is 53rd in the country in punt returns with 14. They've totaled 170 punt return yards and average 12.1 yards per return, which is 34th in D-1. They have returned 13 kicks for 276 yards on special teams, which puts them 97th in kick return yardage. The Tar Heels average 21 yards per kick return and they are 106th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,316.
Who will win tonight's Yellow Jackets/Tar Heels college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Yellow Jackets -3.5
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