Georgia Tech at Boston College: 10/24/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Boston College Eagles (3-2) vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-3)
Game Info: Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Alumni Stadium)
Betting Odds: Boston College Eagles -4 -- Over/Under: 57.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will travel to Alumni Stadium (Chestnut Hill, MA) to take on the Boston College Eagles this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets dropped to 2-3 (2-2 ACC) on the season after being defeated by the top-ranked Clemson Tigers, 73-7, this past Saturday. Georgia Tech has no answers against Trevor Lawrence and the Clemons offense and could not fight back after the Yellow Jackets went into halftime trailing by a 52-7 margin. Georgia Tech was outgained by a Clemson by a 671-204 margin and committed three turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Yellow Jackets was QB Jeff Sims who completed 6 of 13 passes for 81 yards and a TD.
On the season, Georgia Tech is averaging 22.0 ppg on 403.2 total yards per game (207.6 passing yds/g; 195.6 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Georgia Tech has been led by QB Jeff Sims who has completed 53.8% of his passes for 1,025 yards, 6 TD & 9 INT while also rushing for 228 yards & 3 TD on 57 carries. The top receiving threats for the Yellow Jackets have been Malachi Carter (14 rec, 213 yards, 2 TD), Jalen Camp (15 rec, 201 yards, 2 TD), and Ahmarean Brown (7 rec, 108 yards). Leading the way for the Yellow Jackets backfield has been Jahmyr Gibbs who had 299 rushing yards & 2 TD to go along with 169 receiving yards and 3 TD’s on 11 receptions.
Defensively, Georgia Tech is allowing their opponents to average 39.8 ppg on 493.2 total yards per game (307.6 passing yds/g; 185.6 rushing yds/g).
The Boston College Eagles dropped to 3-2 (2-2 ACC) on the season after being defeated by the 23rd ranked Virginia Tech Hokies, 40-14, this past Saturday. Boston College struggled with turnovers and could not fight back after a 28-yard TD run by the Hokies Raheem Blackshear gave Virginia Tech a 33-14 lead with 13:44 left in the 4th quarter. Boston College was outgained by Virginia Tech by a 461-435 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 5-0 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Eagles was QB Phil Jurkovec who completed 28 of 51 passes for 345 yards, 2 TD’s & 2 INT’s.
On the season, Boston College is averaging 23.4 ppg on 371.4 total yards per game (305.2 passing yds/g; 66.2 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Boston College has been led by QB Phil Jurkovec who has completed 62.6% of his passes for 1,526 yards, 10 TD’s & 4 INT. The top receiving targets for Jurkovec and the Eagles have been Zay Flowers (28 rec, 462 yards, 4 TD), Hunter Long (35 rec, 416 yards, 3 TD), Jaelen Gill (16 rec, 182 yards, TD), and CJ Lewis (9 rec, 161 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Eagles backfield has been David Bailey who has 189 rushing yards and a TD on 58 carries.
Defensively, Boston College is allowing their opponents to average 24.6 ppg on 386.8 total yards per game (209.6 passing yds/g; 177.2 rushing yds/g).
The Yellow Jackets are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning record and 2-3 ATS on the season. The Eagles are 3-2 ATS on the season and 20-6-1 ATS in their last 27 conference games.
Georgia Tech could not put up much of a fight agianst Clemson and I think their troubles are going to continue on the road agianst a Boston College team that has been impressive at home this season. Boston College has a solid passing attack led by Phil Jurkovec and as the Yellow Jackets come into this game ranked near the bottom in passing defense in all of College Football, I think the Eagles will do enough to cover this small home spread. Good Luck!