Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech Betting Odds

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Carrie Stroup
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Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech Betting Odds

Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech betting odds were available at here. Line & Total: Virginia Tech -1 & 48.5

Opening Line & Total: Hokies -1 & 50.5

No. 10 Virginia Tech tries to win its fifth straight game when it visits a Georgia Tech team coming off its most impressive win of the season.

Both of these schools had a bye last week, so they are well rested for a game that should determine the ACC Coastal Division champion. The Hokies barely kept their win streak alive when they edged lowly Duke 14-10 on Oct. 29 in Durham. Meanwhile, the Yellow Jackets ran for 383 yards in an upset win over unbeaten Clemson, increasing their home record to 5-0 SU (4-1 ATS) this year. As far as this series is concerned, Georgia Tech has had the upper hand lately, covering three straight meetings ATS with 933 rushing yards. Although the 8-1 Hokies have been favored by at least a touchdown in every game this season, they are a pathetic 1-7 ATS against their eight FBS opponents this year.

Virginia Tech RB David Wilson is third in FBS in rushing (132 YPG) and has six straight 120-yard rushing games. Wilson was the hero in last year’s meeting with Georgia Tech, as his 90-yard kickoff return TD with under three minutes left gave his team a 28-21 victory. Junior QB Logan Thomas has not had a strong season (9 TD, 7 INT in FBS play), but he has a dozen scores (7 passing, 5 rushing) during his team’s four-game winning streak. Senior WR Jarrett Boykin is finally starting to reach his potential with 378 receiving yards and pair of TD catches in his past four games.

The Hokies defense has been tremendous all year, limiting seven of nine opponents to 17 points or less. They rank sixth in the country in scoring defense (15.4 PPG) and 12th in the nation in total defense (298 YPG). And considering Virginia Tech ranks fifth among FBS schools in rushing yards allowed (86 YPG), this run defense could keep Georgia Tech’s spread triple-option in check for a change. These numbers are even more impressive when you consider that Virginia Tech has lost three starters to season-ending injuries, the latest being leading tackler Bruce Taylor, who sprained his right foot on Oct. 22 against Boston College.

Georgia Tech has put up 41.0 PPG during its current six-game home win streak. Jackets QB Tevin Washington has 0 TD and 5 INT passing in the past four games, but has 447 yards and 6 TD rushing in this span. Georgia Tech ranks second in the country with 328 rushing YPG as Washington (636 rush yds, 10 TD), David Sims (564 rush yds, 4 TD) and Orwin Smith (553 rush yds, 10 TD) each have more than 500 yards on the ground.

Although the Ramblin’ Wreck allowed 304 passing yards to Clemson last game, they held each of their previous three opponents to less than 150 yards through the air, surrendering an average of 121 passing YPG. Georgia Tech could really benefit from better penetration from its defensive line. The team has a mere four sacks in its past four games and is tied for 107th in the nation in Tackles for Loss (4.4 per game).

- Carrie Stroup, Senior Reporter

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