Georgia Tech at Virginia: 10/23/21 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Virginia Cavaliers (5-2) vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-3)
Game Info: Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 7:30 pm (David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium)
Betting Odds: Virginia Cavaliers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 63.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Virginia Cavaliers ace off on Saturday in an ACC showdown at Scott Stadium. When these two teams faced off in 2019, Virginia came away with the 45-0 victory.
Georgia Tech comes into this game with a 3-3 record overall and they have won two of their last three games. Three games ago against UNC the offense was elite scoring 45 points, and that led to the victory. The Yellow Jackets are averaging 28.5 points per game while the defense is giving up 25.7 points per game. In the last game against Duke, they held on late to win 31-27. Under center for the Yellow Jackets is Jeff Sims and he has thrown for 791 yards, six touchdowns, and four interceptions.
On the other side of this matchup is the Virginia Cavaliers who sit with a 5-2 record overall and they have won three games in a row. In the last game against Duke, the offense was elite scoring 48 points, shutting out the Blue Devils. The Cavaliers are averaging 36.1 points while the defense is giving up 24.4 points per game. Brennan Armstrong is under center for Virginia and he has thrown for 2,824 yards, 19 touchdowns, and six interceptions. On the ground it’s running back by committee with four different players having rushed for at least 100 yards.
Georgia Tech is 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games. Virginia is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games as a favorite. Georgia Tech is 2-7-1 against the spread in their last ten meetings in Virginia. The home team is 7-2-1 in the last ten meetings.
I expect Virginia’s defense is going to lock down again in this game, and that is going to be the difference. Georgia Tech’s offense has been inconsistent, and they are going to struggle to move the ball in this one. Back Virginia to win the game and cover the spread.