Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs North Carolina Tar Heels Prediction, 11/19/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs North Carolina Tar Heels
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Location: Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Tar Heels (-21)
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (4-6) are on their way to Kenan Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the North Carolina Tar Heels (9-1). Georgia Tech opens this game as 21-point underdogs. The over/under is 63.5.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets step onto the field holding a record of 4-6 this season. The last time they took the field, the Yellow Jackets faced the Miami Hurricanes and ended up losing by a score of 35-14. Zach Gibson connected on 12/21 with 120 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 101.8 and finished the game with 2 interceptions. Zach Pyron was the rushing leader for the Yellow Jackets with 8 carries for 66 yards (8.3 yards per carry). The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets ended up running the ball 27 times and recorded 129 yds, which had them averaging 4.8 yds per carry. In all, they tallied 70 plays which gave them 363 yds. Georgia Tech gave up 14 completions on 19 tries for a total of 136 yds, and a completion percentage of 73.7%. On the ground, the Yellow Jackets gave up 217 yds on 44 tries, which calculates to 4.9 yds per rush allowed.
When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are sitting at 17.1 points per outing. As a team they're averaging 136.6 yards rushing which has them sitting 84th in college football. The Yellow Jackets have attained 3,270 yards in total over the course of this year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Georgia Tech has totaled 9 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing touchdowns. Georgia Tech has 178 1st downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 61 infractions for 571 yards. They have turned the football over 11 different times.
The Yellow Jackets rank 86th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, giving up 28.7 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.3 yards per run and 183.6 rushing yards per contest this year. For the season, they have allowed 1,836 yards via the ground game in 10 games. When talking about yards through the air, the Yellow Jackets are conceding 2,204 yards which has them sitting in 58th in the country. They have relinquished 220.4 yards per contest through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 58.9%. Over the course of this season, they are surrendering 404.0 yards/outing which has them sitting 96th in the country. They have yielded 15 touchdowns through the air as well as 16 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Tar Heels step onto the field holding a record of 9-1 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Tar Heels got the win with a final of 36-34 when they played the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Drake Maye (3 TDs) walked away from the game with 448 yds on 31/49 passing while his quarterback rate was 160.3. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per attempt was 9.1. Drake Maye carried the ball 19 times for 71 yds, ending the game with 3.7 yds per carry for North Carolina. The Tar Heels finished the game with 584 yards while running 87 plays (6.7 yds per play). North Carolina ran the football for 3.6 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 136 yards on 38 carries. North Carolina conceded 41 rushing attempts for 170 yds (4.1 yds per carry). The Tar Heels pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 58.1%, surrendering 320 yards on 18 for 31 passing.
In relation to putting points on the board, the Tar Heels rank 10th in Division 1 maintaining an average of 40.1 PPG. During this campaign to this point, the Tar Heels have thrown for a total of 3,416 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 341.6 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 3rd in college football. The North Carolina Tar Heels maintain an average of 505.5 yards per game, which has them sitting 4th in the country. The North Carolina offense has accrued 611 yards of penalties on 69 violations, which ranks 36th in college football in terms of making mistakes.
North Carolina has allowed the opposition a total of 1,791 yards via the ground game (179.1 yards/game) as well as 20 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. They have allowed 22 touchdowns through the air in addition to 281.8 yards/outing, which has them in 122nd in college football. The Tar Heels defense has been on the field for 739 plays, which is good for 114th in the nation. The Tar Heels are allowing 31.3 PPG, which has them 110th in D-1. This year, they have allowed 313 pts.
Who will win tonight's Yellow Jackets/Tar Heels college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yellow Jackets +21
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