Georgia Tech vs Clemson Expert NCAA Football Picks 8/29/2019
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Clemson Memorial Stadium
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets head to Clemson Memorial Stadium to play the Clemson Tigers on Thursday, August 29, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Clemson as 33 point favorites. The Yellow Jackets were 5-8-0 against the spread last season and their over/under record was 7-5-1. The Tigers were 9-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark was 7-8-0.
Valuable Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets were 7-5-1 against the over/under last season
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets were 5-8-0 against the spread last year
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers were 7-8-0 against the over/under last season
The Clemson Tigers were 9-6-0 against the spread last year
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
08/23/19 OL Brad Morgan Back is out for season
08/23/19 RB Tija'i Whatley Medical is out for season
08/15/19 DB Charlie Thomas Undisclosed is questionable Thursday vs Clemson
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
08/15/19 WR Amari Rodgers Knee is out indefinitely
08/15/19 LB Baylon Spector Hamstring is probable Thursday vs Georgia Tech
08/15/19 LB Jake Venables Hamstring is probable Thursday vs Georgia Tech
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets were 33rd in the country in points scored with 437 last season. They ran 871 plays last year for 5,314 yards, which ranked them 127th in Division 1 in total offense. The Yellow Jackets averaged 6.1 yards per play, which was 37th in the nation. As a team they accumulated a total of 276 1st downs last season, ranking them 59th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Georgia Tech ran for 4,226 yards, which ranked 1st in college football. They ran 745 times, averaging 5.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Yellow Jackets were penalized on offense 49 times for 477 yards last year, which had them 127th in the country in penalties.
Georgia Tech was 87th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 381 last year. They gave up a total of 4,805 yards on D, which was 51st in D-1. The Yellow Jackets were 89th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opponent offenses completed 235 throws on 363 attempts against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defense last season, ranking them 70th and 35th in the nation. The Georgia Tech pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,747 yards in the air, which was 51st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 442 attempts for 2,058 yards last season, putting them in 63rd place in the country against the run. The Yellow Jackets had 56 penalties for 459 yards on defense last year. That placed them 6th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Georgia Tech was 105th in the country in punt returns with 13 last season. They totaled 91 punt return yards and averaged 7 yards per return, which was 88th in D-1. They returned 29 kicks for 689 yards on special teams, which put them 48th in kick return yardage. The Yellow Jackets averaged 24 yards per kick return and they were 59th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,094. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets tried 13 field goals last year and made 10, which was 97th in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 77%. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets kickers made 96% of their extra points, going 53 for 55 last season. Their punters accumulated 1,447 yards on 35 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranked them 66th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tigers ran for 3,605 yards as a team last year, which ranked 4th in college football. They ran 536 times, averaging 6.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Clemson Tigers were penalized on offense 69 times for 612 yards last season, which had them 87th in the country in penalties. They were 3rd in the nation in points scored with 620. They ran 1,012 plays last season for 7,438 yards, which ranked them 14th in Division 1 in total offense. Clemson averaged 7.3 yards per play, which was 3rd in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 337 1st downs last year, placing them 7th overall as an offensive unit.
The Clemson Tigers rush defense allowed 539 attempts for 1,380 yards last year, putting them in 8th place in D-1 against the run. Clemson committed 92 penalties for 720 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 77th in college football. They were 2nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 181. They surrendered a total of 3,930 yards on D, which was 10th in the country. The Tigers were ranked 1st in yards per play allowed with 4.1. Opposing offenses completed 216 passes on 412 attempts against the Clemson defense last season, placing them 32nd and 82nd in Division 1. The Clemson Tigers pass defense also gave up a total of 2,549 yards through the air, which was 39th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Clemson Tigers attempted 17 field goals last season and made 11, which was 90th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 65%. Tigers kickers made 99% of their extra points, going 83 for 84 last year. Their punters totaled 2,498 yards on 63 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That placed them 98th in Division 1 in punting average. Clemson was ranked 1st in the nation in punt returns with 42 last year. They accumulated 300 punt return yards and averaged 7.1 yards per return, which was 85th in college football. They returned 20 kicks for 454 yards on special teams, ranking 100th in kick return yardage. The Clemson Tigers averaged 23 yards per kick return and they were 3rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 8,191.
Who will win tonight's Yellow Jackets/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers -33
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