Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs NC State Wolfpack Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs NC State Wolfpack
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Carter-Finley Stadium
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia Tech (+8.5)
Carter-Finley Stadium is the site where Bailey Hockman and the NC State Wolfpack (7-3) will play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-5) on Saturday. NC State opens this contest as 8.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 63.5.
In their last outing, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets played the Duke Blue Devils and notched a win by a score of 56-33. Jeff Sims paced the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 28 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He rushed for 108 yards by way of 12 carries which had him averaging 9.0 yards per run. Jahmyr Gibbs was the receiving yardage leader by earning 48 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 12.0 yards per reception for that game. Jeff Sims went 13/23 with 146 yards by way of the pass and threw 3 touchdowns. He tossed 1 interception for the game.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have an average of 25.8 PPG. As a team they are averaging 193.6 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 39th in Division 1. The Yellow Jackets have tallied 3,139 total yards for the season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Georgia Tech has compiled 12 touchdowns via the pass and 16 touchdowns via the ground. The Yellow Jackets rank 130th in the nation in terms of the opposition scoring, allowing 38.9 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.3 yards per run and 185.9 yards on the ground per game for the season. Overall, they have given up 1,487 yards on the ground through 8 games. In terms of passing yardage, the Yellow Jackets have given up 2,196 yards which puts them in 115th in Division 1. In their 8 games, they have allowed 274.5 yards per contest through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 58.9%. During this campaign, they have yielded 460.4 yards per game which ranks them 120th in D-1.
For his career, Sims has thrown for 1,492 yds with 11 touchdowns and 11 picks. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has taken off and run 93 times for a total of 385 yards. He has a quarterback rating of 125.8 with a touchdown rate of 5.5% and an interception rate of 5.5%. He is averaging 186.5 yds per outing. Jeff Sims has completed 112 of his career 200 passes for a completion percentage of 56.0%.
The last time they played, the NC State Wolfpack faced the Syracuse Orange and added a win to their record by a score of 36-29. Ricky Person Jr. paced the team in rushing in this contest. He tore off a long run of 14 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 61 yards via 17 carries which meant he was running for 3.6 yards per run. Thayer Thomas was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 102 yards on 9 catches. He had an average of 11.3 yards per reception in this contest. Bailey Hockman went 23/31 with 313 yards via the pass and threw 4 TD's. He tossed 1 interception for the game.
During this campaign to this point, the Wolfpack have racked up 2,566 passing yards in addition to an average of 256.6 passing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 44th in the nation. The NC State Wolfpack are averaging 390.9 yards per game which has them sitting 73rd in the country. They are averaging 134.3 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 1,343 yards for the year. Regarding how much they score, the Wolfpack are sitting 43rd in D-1 by tallying 31.9 points per game. The Wolfpack are giving up 31.4 points per game, which puts them 93rd in college football. This year, they have surrendered 314 total points. NC State has conceded a total of 1,538 yards on the ground (153.8 yards/game) and 15 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. They have conceded 20 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 265.0 yards/contest, which has them in 110th in D-1.
Hockman has thrown 13 touchdowns while tossing 12 interceptions in his collegiate career. His TD percentage is 4.5% and his interception percentage is 4.2%. He has left the pocket and rushed for 6 yds on 68 attempts. He averages 137.1 yds per contest through the air with a 127.8 quarterback rating. In 15 contests in his career, Bailey Hockman has completed 175 of his 287 tries for 2,057 yds.
Who will win tonight's Yellow Jackets/Wolfpack college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Yellow Jackets +8.5
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