Virginia at Georgia Tech College Football Picks and Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Bobby Dodd Stadium
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The Virginia Cavaliers head to Bobby Dodd Stadium to play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Georgia Tech as 7 point favorites. The Cavaliers are 7-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-5-0. The Yellow Jackets are 5-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-4-1.
Valuable Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Virginia Cavaliers are 7-3-0 against the spread
Important Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 5-4-1 against the over/under
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 5-5-0 against the spread
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
11/11/18 S Brenton Nelson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Georgia Tech
11/11/18 S Joey Blount Lower Body is questionable Saturday vs Georgia Tech
11/11/18 S Juan Thornhill Foot is questionable Saturday vs Georgia Tech
11/11/18 LB Robert Snyder Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Georgia Tech
11/08/18 LB Malcolm Cook Hernia is out for season
11/06/18 DE Mandy Alonso Lower Body is out for season
09/24/18 DL John Kirven Retired is out indefinitely
09/24/18 DE Richard Burney Undisclosed is out for season
09/04/18 DL Cassius Peat Left Team is out for season
09/04/18 LB Dominic Sheppard Knee is out for season
09/04/18 OL Tyler Fannin Foot is out for season
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Virginia Cavaliers are 69th in the country in points scored with 284. They have run 650 plays this year for 3,760 yards, which ranks them 89th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cavaliers average 5.8 yards per play, which is 66th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 202 1st downs this season, ranking them 74th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Virginia has run for 1,749 yards as a unit, which ranks 58th in college football. They've run 380 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Cavaliers have been penalized on offense 45 times for 401 yards so far this year, which has them 118th in the country in penalties. Bryce Perkins has passed for 1,996 yards this year. He's completed 168 throws while attempting 263 passes for a completion percentage of 63.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 143.4. He averages 7.4 adjusted yards per throw and 7.6 yards per pass attempt.
Virginia is 23rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 197. They have given up a total of 3,288 yards on D, which is 26th in D-1. The Cavaliers are 44th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opponent offenses have completed 164 throws on 292 attempts against the Virginia Cavaliers defense this season, ranking them 32nd and 50th in the nation. The Virginia pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,925 yards in the air, which is 33rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 325 attempts for 1,363 yards this season, putting them in 40th place in the country against the run. The Cavaliers have had 57 penalties for 537 yards on defense this year. That places them 60th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Virginia is 3rd in the country in punt returns with 28. They've totaled 207 punt return yards and average 7.4 yards per return, which is 86th in D-1. They have returned 26 kicks for 664 yards on special teams, which puts them 20th in kick return yardage. The Cavaliers average 26 yards per kick return and they are 62nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,631. The Virginia Cavaliers have tried 17 field goals this year and made 12, which is 49th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. Virginia Cavaliers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 34 for 34 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,618 yards on 39 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 66th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Yellow Jackets have run for 3,624 yards as a team, which ranks 1st in college football. They've run 603 times, averaging 6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have been penalized on offense 42 times for 402 yards so far this season, which has them 121st in the country in penalties. They are 15th in the nation in points scored with 376. They have run 695 plays this season for 4,508 yards, which ranks them 126th in Division 1 in total offense. Georgia Tech averages 6.5 yards per play, which is 17th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 237 1st downs this year, placing them 27th overall as an offensive unit. TaQuon Marshall averages 9 yards per pass attempt and 7.7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 39 passes on 80 attempts for a completion percentage of 48.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 130.6. He has thrown for 718 yards this season.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets rush defense has allowed 324 attempts for 1,383 yards this year, putting them in 41st place in D-1 against the run. Georgia Tech has committed 46 penalties for 384 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 12th in college football. They are 67th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 275. They have surrendered a total of 3,563 yards on D, which is 43rd in the country. The Yellow Jackets are ranked 69th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses have completed 191 passes on 303 attempts against the Georgia Tech defense this season, placing them 83rd and 63rd in Division 1. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets pass defense has also given up a total of 2,180 yards through the air, which is 60th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 5, which is 125th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 63%. Georgia Tech kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 49 for 51 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,086 yards on 24 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 12th in Division 1 in punting average. Georgia Tech is ranked 90th in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 91 punt return yards and average 7.6 yards per return, which is 81st in college football. They have returned 22 kicks for 397 yards on special teams, ranking 85th in kick return yardage. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets average 18 yards per kick return and they are 39th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,996.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Yellow Jackets college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cavaliers +7
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