Georgia vs Georgia Tech NCAA Football Picks 11/30/2019
Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia Tech +29.5
Bobby Dodd Stadium is the site where James Graham and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will take on the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday. Georgia opens this game as 29.5-point favorites. The Bulldogs are 6-5-0 ATS and 2-9-0 when betting on the total. The Yellow Jackets are 6-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-8-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Georgia Bulldogs faced the Texas A&M Aggies and won 19-13. D'Andre Swift paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 23 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 103 yards via 19 carries which meant he averaged 5.4 yards per carry. George Pickens was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 57 yards on 2 catches. He averaged 28.5 yards per catch for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Bulldogs was Jake Fromm who went 11/23 with 163 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Bulldogs ran the ball a total of 33 times and added 114 yards which had them averaging 3.5 yards per run. Overall, they ran 56 plays which gave them a total of 277 yards. On the day, the Bulldogs totaled 12 1st downs and they totaled 2 penalties for 30 yards which means they were extremely disciplined in this game. When discussing the defense, Georgia allowed 25 completions on 42 attempts totaling 275 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.5%. On the ground, the Bulldogs allowed -1 yards on 20 tries which means they had an average of -0.1 yards per carry allowed. For this contest, they allowed 274 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
The Bulldogs head into this game 10-1 this year. For total yardage, they currently sit at 7th in the Southeastern Conference and 60th in college football with 4,575 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 31.2 points per game, putting them 54th in college football. As a unit, they have an average of 200.8 yards on the ground per contest which is 5th in the conference. The Bulldogs have one of the best defenses in Division 1, allowing 10.7 points per contest which has them at 1st in the SEC. When it comes to passing yards, the Bulldogs have allowed 2,366 yards. Opponents are completing 57.1% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.6 yards per attempt. In discussing yards on the ground, Georgia is giving up 68.8 yards per game which has them at 1st in the SEC and 2nd in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.5 yards per carry putting them 1st in the conference and 3rd in the country overall. Overall, they have conceded 757 rushing yards through 11 games.
In their last game, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets played the NC State Wolfpack and won 28-26. Jordan Mason led the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 48 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 141 yards on 22 carries which meant he averaged 6.4 yards per tote. Malachi Carter was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 74 yards on 2 catches. He notched an average of 37.0 yards per catch for that game. Leading the way at QB for the Yellow Jackets was James Graham who went 7/15 with 129 yards through the air and completed 3 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. The Yellow Jackets ran the football 43 times and earned 266 yards giving them an average of 6.2 yards per rush. For the game, the Yellow Jackets had a total of 19 1st downs and they had 3 penalties for 20 yards which means they were extremely disciplined in this game. Overall, they ran 58 plays which added up to 395 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Georgia Tech gave up 19 completions on 31 throws for a total of 227 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.3%. For this contest, they gave up 457 yards and forced 1 turnover. On the ground, the Yellow Jackets gave up 230 yards on 49 runs which gave them an average of 4.7 yards per carry allowed.
The Yellow Jackets come into this game with a record of 3-8. Georgia Tech is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 157.5 rushing yards per game, putting them 72nd in the nation. As a team, they have a total of 1,733 rushing yards through 11 games, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Yellow Jackets average 299.9 yards per game overall ranking them 125th in the nation and 14th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Yellow Jackets are allowing 30.6 points per game which puts them at 11th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 87th in the country. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in Division 1. They are allowing 201 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Yellow Jackets are currently ranked 2nd in the Atlantic Coast Conference. When it comes to points given up, they have allowed 337 points in total. When it comes to yards on the ground, they are giving up 215.3 yards per game which puts them at 119th in the country and 14th in the conference. In 2019, they have allowed a total of 2,368 yards on the ground and 25.3 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Yellow Jackets college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -29.5
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