Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Duke Blue Devils Prediction, 10/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Duke Blue Devils
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Devils (+4)
The Duke Blue Devils (3-2) will try to defeat the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-3) at Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday. Duke opens as 4-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 58.5.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets head into this matchup 2-3 for this year. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Yellow Jackets took the field against the Pittsburgh Panthers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 52-21. Jeff Sims was the leader on the ground for the Yellow Jackets with 10 totes for 38 yds (3.8 yds per attempt). Jeff Sims went 24/33 with 359 yards through the air and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 172.0 and finished the contest with 2 picks. On the ground, the Yellow Jackets gave up 181 yards on 41 attempts, which averages out to 4.4 yds per rush allowed. Georgia Tech surrendered 24 pass completions on 37 attempts for 399 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.9%. In all, they had 64 plays which totaled 432 yards. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets rushed the ball a total of 31 times and tallied 73 yards, earning them an average of 2.4 yards per tote.
When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are sitting at 28.0 points per contest. Offensively they have an average of 174.2 yards via the ground game ranking this team at 51st in D-1. The Yellow Jackets have tallied 1,976 total yards this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Georgia Tech has earned 8 passing touchdowns and 8 rushing touchdowns. Georgia Tech has amassed 105 first downs as an offense, and they have been called for 27 infractions for 194 yards. They have turned the ball over 4 times.
Concerning passing yards, the Yellow Jackets have conceded 1,078 yds which ranks them 74th in D-1. They are giving up 215.6 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 62.3%. In total, they are allowing 361.2 yards/game which puts them 72nd in Division 1. They have given up 9 touchdowns through the air and 7 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing 3.6 yards per tote and 145.6 rushing yards per game on the season. During the season, they have given up 728 rushing yards through 5 outings. The Yellow Jackets are ranked 89th in the country concerning team defense, allowing 25.4 points per game.
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The Blue Devils head into this matchup 3-2 for this year. When they last played, the Blue Devils took a loss by a final score of 38-7 against the North Carolina Tar Heels. Mataeo Durant carried the rock 19 times for 114 yards, finishing the contest with 6.0 yards per carry for Duke. Gunnar Holmberg (1 TD) walked away from the contest with 184 yards on 17/24 passing while his quarterback rating was 140.7. He had 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 7.7. Duke surrendered 38 running attempts for 135 yards (3.6 yards per rush). The Blue Devils pass defense allowed a completion rate of 56.3%, surrendering 321 yds on 18 out of 32 through the air. The Blue Devils finished the contest with 314 yds while running 63 plays (5.0 yards per play). Duke rushed the ball for 3.3 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 130 yds on 39 attempts.
When discussing their ability to score points, the Blue Devils rank 48th in college football by scoring 32.4 points per contest. For the year to this point, the Blue Devils have a total of 1,373 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 274.6 passing yards per outing, which is ranked 34th in college football. The Duke Blue Devils are averaging 501.4 yards/game, which is good for 12th in Division 1. The Duke offense has racked up 328 yards of penalties on 35 infractions, which is good for 35th in college football in terms of giving up free yards.
Duke has given up a total of 861 yards via the ground game (172.2 yards/game) and 7 touchdowns on the ground so far this season. They have surrendered 10 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 256.8 yards/outing, which has them in 117th in D-1. The Blue Devils defense has participated in 352 plays, which has them sitting 106th in college football. The Blue Devils are relinquishing 28.4 points per game, ranking them 106th in D-1. In total, they have relinquished 142 points.
Who will win tonight's Yellow Jackets/Blue Devils college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Yellow Jackets -4
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