Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Pick
Opening Line: Georgia Tech -7
7:30 PM EST Thursday September 26, 2013 on ESPN / WatchESPN
Georgia Tech (3-0) has one of the best rushing offenses in the nation and they already have 2 ACC wins. Virginia Tech (3-1) has won 3 straight after their opening game loss to top-ranked Alabama and this game will be their first conference game of the season. The big match up in this game is the Yellow Jackets and their 4th ranked rushing offense vs. the Hokies and their 15th ranked rushing defense.
In their last games Virginia Tech beat Marshall 29-21 in 3OT and Georgia Tech beat North Carolina 28-20.
Virginia Tech is 0-3-1 ATS with an Over/Under record of 1-2-1 and Georgia Tech is 3-0 ATS with an Over/Under record of 1-2.
Last season these 2 teams met in the season opener and Virginia Tech beat Georgia Tech 20-17.
Georgia Tech has not beaten Virginia Tech since the 2009 season.
The Yellow Jackets are, pretty much, all about the run, as QB Vad Lee only has 418 passing yards through 3 games. However, when he does air it out he makes it count, as he has 7 TD and his top 2 targets in WR DeAndre Smelter and Robert Godhigh are averaging over 16 yards per catch.
Georgia Tech has 3 players that have at least 174 rushing yards this season led by RB David Sims (211 yards). He and Lee each have 3 rushing TD on the season and will face solid Hokies rushing D. Virginia Tech ranks in the top 15 in the nation in both passing and rushing defense, but in the 3OT win over Marshall they gave up 228 passing yards and 133 rushing yards.
Hokiesí QB Logan Thomas has passed for 698 yards with 4 TD, but he has thrown 6 INT already this season. Demitri Knowles leads a solid WR corps and will face a Yellow Jacketsí pass defense that ranks 21st in the nation. It is key that Thomas does not turn the ball over in this game, as the 2 he had in the Marshall win were costly.
Freshman RB Trey Edmunds rushed for 110 yards in the win over Marshall The Yellow Jackets rank a respectable 22nd in the nation in run defense and in the North Carolina game they gave up 101 rushing yards.Betting Trends
Virginia Tech is 7-21-2 ATS in their last 30 games, 0-8 ATS in their last 8 road games, and they have an Under record of 4-1-1 in their last 6 games.
Georgia Tech is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, and they have an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 home games.
Georgia Tech is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games between these 2 teams.
ATS Game Pick
Take Georgia Tech -7 at Gtbets