Duke Blue Devils vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 10/8/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Duke Blue Devils vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Location: Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Yellow Jackets (+3.5)
The Duke Blue Devils (4-1) are headed to Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-3). Georgia Tech is 3.5-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is set at 54.
The Duke Blue Devils come into this game with a record of 4-1 this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Blue Devils took on the Virginia Cavaliers and went home with a win by a final score of 38-17. Jaylen Coleman was the rushing leader for the Blue Devils with 19 totes for 96 yds (5.1 yards per carry). Riley Leonard connected on 18/24 with 129 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rate of 133.9 and walked away from the contest with no picks. On the ground, the Blue Devils gave up 93 yds on 25 tries, which is an average of 3.7 yards per run surrendered. Duke allowed 19 pass completions on 37 attempts for 202 yds, and a completion rate of 51.4%. At the end of the game, they ran 72 plays which gave them 377 yards. The Duke Blue Devils ended up rushing 48 different times and totaled 248 yds, which had them averaging 5.2 yards per tote.
In terms of scoring points, the Duke Blue Devils are sitting at 35.0 PPG. Offensively they are averaging 200.4 yards rushing which is 26th in the country. The Blue Devils currently have 2,221 total yards for the year. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Duke has compiled 7 touchdowns through the air and 14 touchdowns via the ground. Duke has recorded 115 1st downs as a unit, and they have been called for 28 infractions for 267 yards. They have turned the football over 2 different times.
Regarding yards through the air, the Blue Devils have given up 1,212 yards which has them sitting in 91st in Division 1. They are giving up 242.4 yards per game via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 59.1%. Overall, they have yielded 375.2 yards per contest putting them 71st in D-1. They have yielded 8 touchdowns through the air as well as 4 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.0 yards per rush and 132.8 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 664 yards via the running game in 5 contests. The Blue Devils are sitting in 29th in the nation concerning team defense, conceding 19.0 PPG.
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The Yellow Jackets come into this matchup with a record of 2-3 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Yellow Jackets took home the win by a final score of 26-21 when they played the Pittsburgh Panthers. Jeff Sims (1 TD) finished the contest with 102 yards on 11/26 through the air while his quarterback rating was 88. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 3.9. Hassan Hall carried the ball 20 times for 157 yards, finishing the contest with 7.9 yds per carry for Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech rushed the football for 5.3 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 232 yards on 44 attempts. The Yellow Jackets finished with 334 yards on 71 plays (4.7 yds per play). The Yellow Jackets secondary allowed a completion percentage of 57.8%, surrendering 305 yds on 26 out of 45 passing. Georgia Tech allowed 31 rush attempts for 106 yds (3.4 yards per rush).
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have an average of 313.2 yards per game, which has them ranked 115th in D-1. The Georgia Tech offense has compiled 265 penalty yds on 30 violations, which has them ranked 80th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition. Over the course of the season to this point, the Yellow Jackets currently have a total of 841 passing yards along with holding an average of 168.2 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 115th in Division 1. In terms of their ability to score points, the Yellow Jackets are ranked 123rd in Division 1 with 16.2 PPG.
Georgia Tech has allowed the opposition a total of 944 yards rushing (188.8 yards/game) in addition to 10 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the campaign. They have given up 7 touchdowns from the passing game and 223.0 yards/game, ranking them 63rd in D-1. The Yellow Jackets defense has participated in 383 plays, which has them ranked 116th in the country. The Yellow Jackets are relinquishing 29.6 points per game, which has them sitting 94th in the country. In total, they have conceded 148 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Blue Devils/Yellow Jackets college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yellow Jackets +3.5
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