Virginia Tech Hokies vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 10/30/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Yellow Jackets (-3.5)
Bobby Dodd Stadium is the site where the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-4) will meet the Virginia Tech Hokies (3-4) on Saturday. Virginia Tech opens this contest as 3.5-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total has been set at 52.5.
The Virginia Tech Hokies head into this game 3-4 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Hokies took on the Syracuse Orange and took a loss by a score of 41-36. Malachi Thomas led the offense in rushing for the Hokies with 21 carries for 151 yds (7.2 yards per carry). Braxton Burmeister finished 10/20 with 177 yds through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 140.8 and walked away from the contest with no interceptions. In the running game, the Hokies gave up 315 yards on 44 attempts, which calculates to 7.2 yards per rush allowed. Virginia Tech conceded 16 pass completions on 34 tries for 236 yds, and a completion percentage of 47.1%. When all was said and done, they had 63 plays for 440 yards. The Virginia Tech Hokies ended up rushing 43 different times and tallied 263 yards, earning them an average of 6.1 yds per attempt.
Concerning scoring points, the Virginia Tech Hokies are sitting at 23.7 points per game. Offensively they have an average of 149.6 yards rushing which ranks them 81st in the nation. The Hokies have earned 2,308 total yards for the year. In terms of scoring, Virginia Tech has compiled 7 touchdowns through the air and 12 touchdowns via the ground. Virginia Tech has accumulated 135 1st downs offensively, and they have committed 24 penalties for 201 yards. They have turned the football over 6 different times.
Regarding passing yardage, the Hokies have given up 1,421 yds which has them sitting in 42nd in the country. They have given up 203.0 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 57.3%. During this campaign, they are allowing 380.3 yards/game which ranks them 79th in the nation. They have relinquished 11 touchdowns through the air in addition to 10 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing an average of 4.7 yards per rushing attempt and 177.3 rushing yards per game on the year. For the season, they have given up 1,241 yards via the running game in 7 games. The Hokies rank 65th in the country when it comes to their opponents scoring, allowing 23.1 points per contest.
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The Yellow Jackets head into this matchup 3-4 this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Yellow Jackets took a defeat with a final score of 48-40 when they faced the Virginia Cavaliers. Jeff Sims (3 touchdowns) ended the game with 300 yds on 27/44 through the air while his quarterback rating was 136.6. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.8. Jahmyr Gibbs carried the rock 13 times for 132 yards, walking away from the game with 10.2 yards per carry for Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets finished the contest with a total of 570 yards while they ran 78 plays (7.3 yds per play). Georgia Tech ran the ball for 7.9 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 270 yards on 34 attempts. Georgia Tech relinquished 30 run attempts for 240 yards (8.0 yards per carry). The Yellow Jackets pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 67.4%, relinquishing 396 yds on 29 out of 43 passing.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have an average of 426.6 yards/game, which has them sitting 45th in Division 1. The Georgia Tech offense has compiled 283 yds of penalties on 37 violations, which ranks 104th in D-1 in terms of making mistakes. For the year so far, the Yellow Jackets have thrown for a total of 1,702 yards through the air along with holding an average of 243.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 56th in the nation. In relation to their scoring prowess, the Yellow Jackets sit 54th in college football scoring 30.1 PPG.
The Yellow Jackets are relinquishing 28.9 points per contest, which has them 104th in the nation. Georgia Tech has given up a total of 1,165 rushing yards (166.4 yards per outing) as well as 10 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the campaign. This season, they have surrendered 202 points. They have given up 15 touchdowns through the air in addition to 252.3 yards/contest, ranking them 117th in the nation. The Yellow Jackets defense has taken the field for 504 plays, ranking them 91st in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Hokies/Yellow Jackets college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Hokies +3.5
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