Virginia Cavaliers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 10/20/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Virginia Cavaliers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022
Location: Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Yellow Jackets (-4)
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-3) are welcoming the Virginia Cavaliers (2-4) at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Thursday. Georgia Tech opens this contest as 4-point favorites. The betting total is set at 45.5.
The Virginia Cavaliers head into this game 2-4 this season. In their last matchup, the Cavaliers played against the Louisville Cardinals and went home with a loss by a final score of 34-17. Xavier Brown led the offense in rushing for the Cavaliers with 4 carries for 7 yds (1.8 yds per attempt). Brennan Armstrong went 24/34 with 313 yards through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rate of 145.9 and ended the game with 2 picks. On the ground, the Cavaliers conceded 198 yds on 46 tries, which is an average of 4.3 yards per rush surrendered. Virginia gave up 17 pass completions on 30 tries for 275 yds, and a completion rate of 56.7%. In all, they tallied 59 plays which totaled 319 yds. The Virginia Cavaliers ended up running the ball 25 times and totaled 6 yards, which is an average of 0.2 yards per tote.
When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Virginia Cavaliers have an average of 17.8 points per game. As a team they are averaging 129.7 yards in the run game which has them sitting 96th in D-1. The Cavaliers have tallied 2,141 total yards this season. With reference to getting the ball in the endzone, Virginia has compiled 5 touchdowns via the pass and 8 touchdowns via the ground. Virginia has accrued 121 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 45 penalties for 428 yds. They have turned the ball over 15 times.
When talking about passing yards, the Cavaliers are giving up 1,272 yds which ranks them 28th in Division 1. They are allowing 212.0 yards per game via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 65.6%. For the season, they are giving up 375.0 yards/game which has them ranked 64th in college football. They have relinquished 7 touchdowns by air and 9 touchdowns on the ground. The opposition is running for an average of 4.0 yards per run and 163.0 rushing yards per game for the season. During the season, they have given up 978 yards via the ground game in 6 games. The Cavaliers sit in 60th in the country in terms of team defense, conceding 24.8 points per game.
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The Yellow Jackets step onto the field holding a record of 3-3 this season. For their last game, the Yellow Jackets got the victory with a final of 23-20 when they played the Duke Blue Devils. Jeff Sims carried the rock 17 times for 95 yards, finishing the contest with 5.6 yards per carry for Georgia Tech. Jeff Sims (2 TDs) walked away from the game with 227 yds on 23/34 through the air while his QB rating was 143.1. He didn't toss any picks and his Y/A was 6.7. Georgia Tech conceded 33 attempts on the ground for 142 yards (4.3 yards per rush). The Yellow Jackets secondary allowed a completion percentage of 47.6%, surrendering 136 yards on 20 out of 42 through the air. The Yellow Jackets finished the game with a total of 412 yds and they ran 73 plays (5.6 yards per play). Georgia Tech ran the ball for 4.9 yards per tote, totaling 180 yards on 37 carries.
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Yellow Jackets are sitting 124th in college football maintaining an average of 17.3 points per contest. For the season to this point, the Yellow Jackets have compiled 1,073 passing yards not to mention an average of 178.8 passing yards per contest, ranking them 114th in college football. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are averaging 329.7 yards per game, which has them ranked 113th in D-1. The Georgia Tech offense has 353 yards of penalties on 38 violations, which has them ranked 91st in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team.
The Yellow Jackets are surrendering 28.0 points per game, which has them sitting 76th in Division 1. Georgia Tech has surrendered a total of 1,086 yards via the ground game (181.0 yards per game) and 10 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. This season, they have conceded 168 points in total. They have surrendered 8 touchdowns via the pass and 208.5 yards per game, which puts them in 37th in D-1. The Yellow Jackets defense has taken the field for 458 plays, which has them sitting 74th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Yellow Jackets college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Yellow Jackets -4
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