Clemson Tigers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 9/5/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Clemson Tigers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Monday, September 5, 2022
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Yellow Jackets (+22)
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-9 last year) will go up against the Clemson Tigers (10-3 last season) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Monday. Clemson is 22-point favorites from oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 56.5.
The Clemson Tigers finished the season holding a 10-3 record. In their last matchup, the Tigers stepped onto the field against the Iowa State Cyclones and took home the win by a score of 20-13. Will Shipley was the rushing leader for the Tigers with 18 totes for 61 yards (3.4 yards per carry). D.J. Uiagalelei connected on 21/32 with 187 yds passing. He had a QB rate of 108.5 and finished the contest with 1 pick. In the running game, the Tigers gave up 66 yds on 21 tries, which is an average of 3.1 yds per run surrendered. Clemson surrendered 23 pass completions on 39 attempts for a total of 204 yds, and a completion rate of 59.0%. In the game, they tallied 73 plays which gave them 315 yds. The Clemson Tigers ended up rushing 40 times and accumulated 128 yards, which is an average of 3.2 yds per carry.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Clemson Tigers averaged 26.3 PPG. As a team they averaged 169.5 yds on the ground, which had them sitting 58th in Division 1. The Tigers tallied 4,688 total yards last season. Clemson earned 12 passing touchdowns and 26 rushing touchdowns. Clemson accrued 257 1st downs, and they committed 79 penalties for 657 yds. They surrendered the ball 20 different times.
When talking about passing yards, the Tigers conceded 2,714 yards which had them sitting in 48th in college football. In their 13 games, they allowed 208.8 yards per game via the pass and surrendering a completion percentage of 57.3%. They granted 307.2 yards/game putting them 8th in the nation. They gave up 10 touchdowns through the air and 7 touchdowns on the ground. Opposing teams ran for an average of 2.9 yards per rush and 98.3 rushing yards per contest throughout last season. Over the course of last year, they conceded 1,278 yards via the ground game in 13 games. The Tigers ranked 2nd in the nation when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 14.8 points per contest.
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The Yellow Jackets ended the year holding a 3-9 mark. When they last stepped on the field, the Yellow Jackets took a loss by a final score of 45-0 against the Georgia Bulldogs. Jordan Yates finished the game with 73 yards on 8/16 through the air while his quarterback rating was 88.3. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 4.6. Jordan Mason carried the ball 14 times for 59 yds, ending the game with 4.2 yds per carry for Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech rushed for 2.8 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 98 yds on 35 carries. The Yellow Jackets finished the game with a total of 166 yds while they ran 51 plays (3.3 yds per play). The Yellow Jackets secondary gave up a completion percentage of 70.0%, relinquishing 255 yds on 14 out of 20 passing. Georgia Tech gave up 30 rush attempts for 209 yards (7.0 yds per rush).
When discussing their scoring prowess, the Yellow Jackets ranked 95th in the nation averaging 24.0 PPG. Last season, the Yellow Jackets compiled 2,374 passing yards as well as averaging 197.8 passing yards per game, which had them ranked 96th in D-1. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets held an average of 367.8 yards per contest, ranking them 92nd in the country. The Georgia Tech offense totaled 614 yards of penalties on 73 violations, which ranked them 73rd in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition.
Georgia Tech gave up a total of 2,192 rushing yards (182.7 yards per game) in addition to 19 touchdowns by way of the ground game over the course of last season. They surrendered 28 touchdowns through the air in addition to 273.0 yards per contest, which had them sitting 121st in D-1. The Yellow Jackets defense took the field for 826 plays, which had them ranked 44th in college football. The Yellow Jackets allowed 33.5 points per game, which had them in 110th in Division 1. In total, they conceded 402 total points.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Yellow Jackets college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -22
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