Clemson at Georgia Tech: 10/17/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-2) vs Clemson Tigers (3-0)
Game Info: Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field)
Betting Odds: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +26 -- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The top-ranked Clemson Tigers will travel to Bobby Dodd Stadium to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The top-ranked Clemson Tigers improved to 4-0 (3-0 ACC) on the season after defeating the 7th ranked Miami Hurricanes, 42-17, this past Saturday. Clemson dominated Miami on both ends of the field throughout the game and had no trouble securing the victory after a 72-yard TD run by Travis Etienne gave the Tigers a 35-10 lead with 2:31 left in regulation. Clemson outgained Miami by a 550-210 margin and won the turnover battle by a 3-1 margin in the victory. Leading the way for Clemson was Travis Etienne who had 149 rushing yards & 2 TD’s on 17 carries.
On the season, Clemson is averaging 42.3 ppg on 495.5 total yards per game (310.0 passing yds/g; 185.5 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Clemson is lead by QB Trevor Lawrence who has completed 72.4% of his passes for 1,140 yards, 10 TD, and 0 INT while adding 4 rushing TD’s on the season. The top receivers for Lawrence and the Tigers have been Amari Rodgers (19 rec, 268 yards, 3 TD), Frank Ladson Jr. (12 rec, 222 yards, 2 TD), Braden Galloway (11 rec, 151 yards, 2 TD), and Davis Allen (4 rec, 84 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Clemson backfield is RB Travis Etienne who has 392 rushing yards & 4 TD’s on 56 carries. Etienne is also one of the major threats in the Tigers passing attack as he has 245 yards & a TD on 17 receptions.
Defensively, Clemson is holding their opponents to an average of 13.3 ppg on 279.8 total yards per game (190.0 passing yds/g; 89.8 rushing yds/g).
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets improved to 2-2 (2-1 ACC) on the season after defeating the Louisville Cardinals, 46-27, this past Saturday. Georgia Tech trailed by a 21-7 margin late in the 2nd quarter, however, the Yellow Jackets defense was outstanding the rest of the way and the Yellow Jackets had no trouble pulling away after scoring five TD’s in the 2nd half. Georgia Tech was outgained by Louisville by a 471-450 margin, however, did win the turnover battle by a 3-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Yellow Jackets was QB Jeff Sims who completed 11 of 21 passes for 249 yards & 2 TD’s while also adding 64 yard & 1 TD on the ground.
On the season, Georgia Tech is averaging 25.8 ppg on 453.0 total yards per game (239.3 passing yds/g; 213.8 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Georgia Tech is led by QB Jeff Sims who has completed 54.6% of his passes for 5 TD & 8 INT. Sims is also the leading rusher for the Yellow Jackets as he has 251 yards & 3 TD’s on 44 carries. Also, in the backfield for the Yellow Jackets has been Jahmyr Gibbs (46 att, 232 yards, 2 TD), Dontae Smith (22 att, 163 yards, TD), and Jamious Griffin (37 att, 154 yards, 2 TD). The top receiving threats Georgia Tech have been Malachi Carter (14 rec, 213 yards, 2 TD), Jahmyr Gibbs (8 rec, 146 yards, 3 TD), and Jalen Camp (14 rec, 142 yards, TD).
Defensively, Georgia Tech is allowing their opponents to average 31.5 ppg on 448.8 total yards per game (259.5 passing yds/g; 189.3 rushing yds/g).
The Tigers are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 road games and 3-1 ATS on the season. The Yellow Jackets are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games vs. team with a winning record and just 2-9 ATS in their last 11 home games.
Clemson showed once again why they are the top team in the country as the Tigers completed dominated a very good Miami Hurricanes team both offensively & defensively. Georgia Tech picked up a nice win agianst Louisville, however, this is still a team that gives up a bunch of points and has lost to Syracuse. Clemson has arguably the best QB & RB in College Football in Trevor Lawrence & Travis Etienne and as I think their rushing defense will give Georgia Tech a bunch of problems, I think the Tigers pull away in the 2nd half and cover this large home spread. Good Luck!