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Georgia Tech at Virginia 10/23/21 - NCAA Football Picks & Predictions

Virginia Cavaliers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Odds & Info

Game Virginia Cavaliers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date & Time Saturday October 23, 2021, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Scott Stadium Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, USA
Latest odds
UVA -6.5 ; O/U 64
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will continue their season with a trip to Scott Stadium to take on the Virginia Cavaliers. Georgia Tech had a bye-week last week, but has shown a lot of improvement after many years of struggling in the ACC, with a 31-27 win over Duke they improved to 3-3 (2-2 conference). Virginia has rattled off three straight wins after starting conference play 0-2, they beat Duke 48-0 last week to move to 5-2 (3-2 conference). 

Georgia Tech has taken a big step forward offensively for the first time since moving away from the triple-option, they’re averaging over 400 yards per game and scoring 28.5 points per contest. Freshman Jeff Sims continues his development as a duel-threat quarterback, he’s completing 62.5% of his passes for 791 yards, while adding 492 yards and six touchdowns on the ground. Fellow freshman Jahmyr Gibbs leads the running back room with 279 yards and a touchdown. 

The Yellow Jackets defense continues to have its struggles allowing 380.5 yards per game and allowing 25.7 points per game. They’ll have their hands full in this game against one of the most lethal passing attacks in the nation, the Yellow Jackets allowed 389 yards and 4 passing touchdowns against the last lethal passing attack they faced in Kenny Pickett and Pitt.

That Virginia passing attack has been what has boosted them to three straight wins, they’re one of the nation's best passing attacks averaging over 400 yards per game. The air raid offense, led by junior Brennan Armstrong, has racked up a nation-best 2,824 yards and the seventh most touchdowns through the air with 19. The run game is below average with 120.3 yards per game, but senior Wayne Taulapapa is averaging over 4.5 yards per carry for 204 yards and two touchdowns.

The Cavaliers’ defense has had its struggles allowing 413.1 yards and 24.4 points per game, which can be pointed to their losses where they gave up 59 and 37 points to Wake Forest and North Carolina. Virginia did pitch a shutout in its best defensive performance to date, holding Duke to 325 yards, forcing four turnovers, and rolling through the Blue Devils.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Georgia Tech are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games.
  • Georgia Tech are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
  • Georgia Tech are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Virginia.
  • Virginia are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Virginia's last 8 games.

Free NCAAF Pick:

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +6.5

Virginia is the better football team in this contest, but their continued struggles on the defensive end could allow Georgia Tech to keep this game close. Georgia Tech has had an up and down season but has really struggled to stop the pass, even so they’ve been able to force a lot of turnovers and have a quarterback that can make big plays with his arm and legs. Virginia gets the win, but Georgia Tech is able to keep it close in a high-scoring game and cover the spread. Final score prediction, Virginia wins but Georgia Tech covers the spread 34-31.

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