Georgia Tech visits Georgia in their annual rivalry game called Clean, Old Fashioned Hate. Georgia Tech just shocked North Carolina last week on the road, while Georgia struggled a bit in a win against Kentucky on the road. This should be an interesting matchup for the rivalry. Let’s take a look at the odds and make some picks and predictions for this game!
Georgia Tech vs. Georgia Odds
Georgia is a 35-point home favorite against Georgia Tech, but there are currently no money line odds available for either team. The over/under is also at 49. Georgia being a huge favorite here makes sense, but still the number definitely jumps out because of how high it is. It also helps that Georgia is at home in this game. The over/under makes sense too because oddsmakers are predicting a big blow out, so the total needs to be high because of that. The spread here could go down a bit because it’s so big, so that’s something to watch.
Georgia Tech vs. Georgia Prediction & Pick
The Pick: Georgia Tech +35
The rationale here is that while Georgia is really good and should be the unquestioned leader in the clubhouse to win the National Championship this year, the points here are just too much. The Georgia defense hasn’t really taken a step back this year, compared to what a lot of people initially thought. They seem like they just reloaded pretty easily. The offense has also been great, especially with Stetson Bennett coming back this year, and being even better than last year. The offense averages 38 points and 496 total yards a game. Georgia Tech has actually been better than when they started out the year.
The defining moment seems to be when they fired their head coach after four games. Since then, the Yellow Jackets have gone 4-3 and just shocked the College Football world last week and beat North Carolina on the road. The offense is still a weakness and averages 18 points and 333 total yards a game, but the defense has stepped up recently. The fact that it’s a home game for Georgia doesn’t help Georgia Tech at all. However, Georgia Tech has some momentum, and should be able to cover this giant spread, even if it’s just barely.
Georgia Tech vs. Georgia Key Matchups
Can Georgia Tech contain Stetson Bennett? Can Georgia slow down Hassan Hall?
Stetson Bennett vs the Georgia Tech Secondary
Stetson Bennett has answered his critics and then some this year. He has 3,011 passing yards, 14 passing touchdowns, six interceptions, and he has a 68% completion percentage on the year. He’s been amazing for Georgia this year, and has been one of the biggest keys to Georgia’s undefeated season so far. The Yellowjackets are okay at best against the pass and give up 219 passing yards a game. Bennett needs to have a better game here than last week after he and the entire Georgia offense stagnated against Kentucky. Bennett is the key for Georgia’s offense and if he has a big game here, then this game won’t be close at all.
Hassan Hall vs the Georgia Front Seven
Hassan Hall has taken the ball and ran with it as the starting running back for the Yellowjackets. He has 115 carries, 520 rushing yards, and one touchdown on the year. Georgia Tech has gone through lots of ups and downs this year, but Hall has been a bright spot. Georgia has a very good rushing defense and allows 83 yards a game on the ground. This will be Hall’s toughest matchup all year. Georgia Tech needs to try and establish some sort of running game to have any chance in this game and a lot of that hinges on Hall being able to get free against this defense.