NC State vs Georgia Tech Expert College Football Picks Against the Spread 11/21/2019
Game: NC State Wolfpack vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Location: Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia Tech -1
James Graham and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets host the NC State Wolfpack at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Thursday, November 21, 2019. Georgia Tech opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The Wolfpack are 2-8-0 ATS and 4-6-0 when betting on the total. The Yellow Jackets are 5-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-8-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the NC State Wolfpack played the Louisville Cardinals and were defeated 34-20. Running the show from under center for the Wolfpack was Devin Leary who went 24/44 with 243 yards through the air and completed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 pick on the day. Zonovan Knight led the team in rushing in the game. He tore off a long run of 23 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 61 yards via 12 carries which meant he was running for 5.1 yards per carry. Emeka Emezie led the team in receiving yardage by earning 90 yards on 8 catches. He notched an average of 11.3 yards per catch in the game. The Wolfpack ran the ball 35 times and added 134 yards which gave them an average of 3.8 yards per attempt. In the game, the Wolfpack got 25 first downs and they had 4 penalties for 51 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. For the game, they finished with a total of 81 plays which added up to 377 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, NC State conceded 14 completions on 21 throws totaling 249 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. On the day, they conceded 326 yards but finished the game without a turnover. In the running game, the Wolfpack conceded 77 yards on 39 attempts which is an average of 2.0 yards per attempt allowed.
The Wolfpack step onto the field holding a record of 4-6 this season. For total yardage, they sit in 10th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 87th in the country with 3,835 yards. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation averaging 22.9 points per game, which has them at 104th in the country. As a team, they are averaging 147 yards on the ground per contest which is 8th in the conference. The Wolfpack have one of the middle tier defenses in Division 1, giving up 29.2 points per contest ranking them 10th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. When it comes to yards on the ground, NC State is allowing 127.5 yards per game putting them 6th in the ACC and 32nd in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.5 yards per rush putting them 4th in the conference and 22nd in Division 1 overall. In total, they have allowed 1,275 rushing yards through 10 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Wolfpack have allowed 2,365 yards. Opponents are completing 64.4% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.9 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets faced the Virginia Tech Hokies and lost 45-0. Running the show from under center for the Yellow Jackets was James Graham who went 7/14 with 43 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He tossed 2 interceptions during the game. Jamious Griffin led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 13 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 21 yards via 2 carries which had him averaging 10.5 yards per carry. Adonicas Sanders led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 22 yards on 2 receptions. He averaged 11.0 yards per reception for the game. The Yellow Jackets ended up running the ball 31 times and totaled 53 yards earning them an average of 1.7 yards per attempt. In all, they totaled 56 plays for 134 yards. For the game, the Yellow Jackets got 8 1st downs and they had 6 penalties for 40 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. When it comes to their defensive performance, Georgia Tech allowed 11 catches on 16 attempts for a total of 223 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.8%. Overall, they allowed a total of 467 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. In the running game, the Yellow Jackets allowed 244 yards on 43 attempts which gave them an average of 5.7 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Yellow Jackets head into this game 2-8. In discussing the offensive production, the Yellow Jackets have one of the most lackluster offenses in the nation. Georgia Tech hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 146.6 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 88th in the country. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,466 rushing yards through 10 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Yellow Jackets average 290.4 yards per game overall which has them at 126th in college football and 14th in the ACC. The Yellow Jackets are conceding 31.1 points per game ranking them 12th in the ACC and 93rd in D-1. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 311 total points. When talking about yards rushing, they are allowing 214.4 yards per game ranking them 119th in the country and 14th in the conference. This year, they have conceded 2,144 yards on the ground and 23 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the elite units in D-1. They are conceding 198.4 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Yellow Jackets are currently ranked 4th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Wolfpack/Yellow Jackets college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Wolfpack +1
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