Duke Blue Devils vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 11/28/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Duke Blue Devils vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Location: Bobby Dodd Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Duke (-1.5)
Jeff Sims and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-5) host the Duke Blue Devils (2-6) at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, November 28, 2020. Duke opens this matchup as 1.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 56.5.
In their last game, the Duke Blue Devils faced the North Carolina Tar Heels and left there with a loss by a score of 56-24. Mataeo Durant paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 46 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown in this contest. He racked up a total of 132 yards via 11 carries which means he ran for an average of 12.0 yards per run. Darrell Harding Jr. was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 70 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 14.0 yards per reception for the game. Chase Brice went 11/23 with 155 yards by way of the pass but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He tossed 1 interception for the game.
When it comes to scoring, the Duke Blue Devils are averaging 25.6 points per contest. As a unit they have an average of 169.4 yards on the ground ranking them 57th in D-1. The Blue Devils have tallied 3,213 total yards for the year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Duke has amassed 7 passing touchdowns and 15 touchdowns via the ground. The Blue Devils are sitting in 95th in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 32.4 points per game. They are giving up an average of 4.3 yards per running attempt and 179.4 rushing yards per game so far this year. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 1,435 running yards through 8 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Blue Devils are giving up 1,889 yards which puts them in 108th in the nation. In their 8 games, they are giving up 236.1 yards per outing through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 55.4%. During this campaign, they are granting 415.5 yards per contest which ranks them 82nd in Division 1.
Chase Brice has connected on 228 of his career 405 passes for a completion percentage of 56.3%. He is throwing for 88.3 yards per outing. For his college career, Brice has passed for 2,737 yards with 16 TD's and 16 picks. He has a quarterback rating of 118.2 with a TD rate of 4.0% and an interception percentage of 4.0%. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted a run 95 different times for a total of 263 rushing yds.
The last time they played, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets played the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and left there with a loss by a score of 31-13. Jeff Sims went 15/26 with 150 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Jahmyr Gibbs paced the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 13 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 61 yards on 14 carries which had him averaging 4.4 yards per run. Jalen Camp was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 64 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 21.3 yards per catch for that contest.
For the year to this point, the Yellow Jackets have thrown for 1,444 yards through the air as well as an average of 206.3 passing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 89th in the country. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets maintain an average of 373.7 yards per game which is good for 85th in Division 1. They hold an average of 167.4 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,172 yards for the year. When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Yellow Jackets are ranking 104th in the country by scoring 21.4 points per contest. Georgia Tech has surrendered a total of 1,419 yards rushing (202.7 yards per outing) and 16 touchdowns rushing for the year. The Yellow Jackets are allowing 39.7 points per game, ranking them 133rd in Division 1. This season, they have allowed 278 points. They have allowed 19 touchdowns through the air and 268.9 yards/game, which has them sitting 111th in D-1.
Sims has thrown 8 TD's compared to 10 picks in his career. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 4.5% and his interception percentage is 5.6%. He has rushed for 277 yards on 81 tries. He averages 192.3 yds per contest through the air with a 123.4 QB rating. During the 7 contests in his collegiate career, Jeff Sims has been successful on 99 of 177 attempts for 1,346 yards.
Who will win tonight's Blue Devils/Yellow Jackets NCAA football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Yellow Jackets +1.5
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