Virginia Tech vs Georgia Tech Expert College Football Picks 11/16/2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Bobby Dodd Stadium
Bobby Dodd Stadium is the site where James Graham and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday. Georgia Tech opens this contest as 6.5-point underdogs. The Hokies are 4-5-0 ATS and 4-5-0 when betting on the total. The Yellow Jackets are 5-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-7-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Virginia Tech Hokies took on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and notched a win by a score of 36-17. Leading the way at QB for the Hokies was Hendon Hooker who went 15/23 with 242 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He ended the game without an interception. Tre Turner led the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 57 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 73 yards by way of 4 carries which means he ran for an average of 18.3 yards per run. Damon Hazelton was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 86 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 12.3 yards per reception in the game. The Hokies ran the ball 48 times and racked up a total of 228 yards which gave them an average of 4.8 yards per rush. Overall, they ran 71 plays which added up to 470 yards. On the day, the Hokies earned 21 1st downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 55 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. On the defensive side of the ball, Virginia Tech allowed 16 completions on 36 attempts for a total of 238 yards, and a completion percentage of 44.4%. Against the run, the Hokies allowed 63 yards on 29 carries which is an average of 2.2 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they conceded 301 yards and earned 2 takeaways.
The Hokies come into this matchup with a record of 6-3 for the 2019 season. For total yards, they currently sit at 9th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 88th in college football with 3,476 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country with an average of 29.8 points per contest, putting them 64th in college football. As a team, they are averaging 172.8 rushing yards per game which is 5th in the ACC. The Hokies have one of the average defenses in the nation, allowing 27.2 points per contest putting them 8th in the conference. When it comes to yards rushing, Virginia Tech is giving up 131.9 yards per game putting them 5th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 33rd in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.7 yards per rush ranking them 6th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 31st in the nation overall. In total, they have allowed 1,187 rushing yards through 9 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Hokies have allowed 1,921 yards. Teams are completing 56% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.9 yards per try.
In their last game, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets took on the Virginia Cavaliers and lost 33-28. Jordan Mason led the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 28 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the game. He rushed for a total of 94 yards on 19 carries which had him averaging 4.9 yards per run. Ahmarean Brown was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 59 yards on 2 catches. He earned an average of 29.5 yards per catch for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Yellow Jackets was James Graham who went 15/22 with 229 yards passing and added 2 touchdowns. He threw 1 pick in the game. The Yellow Jackets ran the ball 32 times and racked up a total of 143 yards earning them an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they ran 54 plays for 372 yards. For the contest, the Yellow Jackets earned a total of 19 1st downs and they had a total of 6 infractions for 51 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. On the defensive side of the ball, Georgia Tech gave up 24 completions on 35 throws totaling 258 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.6%. On the day, they allowed a total of 413 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. On the ground, the Yellow Jackets gave up 155 yards on 37 carries which gave them an average of 4.2 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Yellow Jackets come into this matchup with a record of 2-7. In discussing the offensive production, the Yellow Jackets have one of the most lackluster offenses in Division 1. Georgia Tech has made teams respect their running game by averaging 157 yards on the ground per game, ranking them 75th in Division 1. As a unit, they have a total of 1,413 rushing yards through 9 games, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Yellow Jackets average 307.8 yards per contest overall which has them at 121st in D-1 and 14th in the ACC. The Yellow Jackets are conceding 29.6 points per contest ranking them 11th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 82nd in Division 1. In regard to points allowed, they have allowed 266 points in total. When it comes to yards rushing, they are giving up 211.1 yards per game which puts them at 119th in college football and 14th in the ACC. In 2019, they have allowed 1,900 rushing yards and 18.9 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the top units in the country. They are allowing 195.7 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Yellow Jackets are ranked 4th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Hokies/Yellow Jackets NCAA football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Yellow Jackets +6.5
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