The Yellow Jackets (-28) are gearing up to greet the Bowling Green Falcons in Georgia Tech. The opening kickoff for this showdown is set for 12:00 p.m. ET and CHSS is scheduled to televise the action.
Betting Preview: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Bowling Green Falcons
Georgia Tech is heavily favored in this matchup and is currently giving up 28 points to Bowling Green. Bookmakers have yet to specify what the game’s over/under (O/U) will be. If one side can catch a lucky break early, it will probably create a nice betting scenario in-game.
The opening line was initially set at -26, but has recently shifted.
The Falcons have lost 1.0 unit so far and are 0-4 against the spread (ATS). The team has posted an O/U record of 2-1.
The underwhelming Yellow Jackets have lost 4.5 units this season. The team is 0-4 ATS and also has an O/U record of 2-1.
The Falcons are 1-3 straight up (SU) in 2018 while the Yellow Jackets are also 1-3 SU.
The Falcons are reeling from a 38-23 loss to Miami (OH) last week where Jarret Doege completed 30 passes for 237 yards and two touchdowns. Andrew Clair (37 yards on 16 rush attempts) led the ground attack. RB Marlow III (seven receptions, 60 yards, one TD) and Deric Phouthavong (six catches, 48 yards) shared the receiving duties in the defeat.
Georgia Tech just suffered a 49-21 loss to Clemson. The team’s defensive unit allowed the Tigers to run for 248 yards on 36 rush attempts, including two rush TDs. Travis Etienne had a good outing for Clemson, posting 122 rushing yards and a score on 11 attempts, along with three yards on one catch. For Georgia Tech, TaQuon Marshall completed one-of-six passes for 29 yards. Marshall (47 yards on 25 rush attempts, one TD) and Jerry Howard (18 yards on 10 carries) spearheaded the running game while Clinton Lynch (three receptions, 57 yards, one TD) led the pass-catching corps in the loss.
Bowling Green’s run the ball on 49.4 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Georgia Tech has a rush percentage of 79.1 percent. The Falcons have rushed for 91.5 yards per game and have two scores on the ground this year. The Yellow Jackets are totaling 331.0 rushing yards per game and have 13 total rush TDs.
It appears that the Yellow Jackets might hold an advantage in all aspects of the ground game. Their running backs has logged 5.9 yards per carry while their defense is allowing 4.9 yards per rush attempt to opponents. The Falcons have tallied 2.4 yards per carry while allowing a YPC of 6.4 to opponents.
The Falcons offense has tallied 238.5 yards/game through the air overall and has 12 passing TDs so far. The Yellow Jackets have recorded 102.5 pass yards per contest and have three total pass scores.
Defensively, Bowling Green has allowed opponents to run for an average of 333.5 yards and pass for 160.3 yards per game. The Georgia Tech D has allowed 176.3 yards per game to opposing passers and 170.5 yards per game on the ground. The Yellow Jackets are giving up an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of just 5.23 to opposing QBs, while the Falcons have allowed a whopping 8.75 ANY/A.
Offensively, Doege has put up 633 passing yards this year, and has connected on 63 percent of his 110 attempts with seven passing scores and three interceptions. Doege has a 4.41 adjusted net yards per pass attempt, including 5.77 over the last two games.
Quintin Morris (173 receiving yards, two receiving touchdowns this season), Deric Phouthavong (96 receiving yards) and Andrew Clair (194 rush yards, one TD) have each played key roles lately.
TaQuon Marshall has managed to complete 19-of-42 passes for 316 yards, two TDs and three INTs for Georgia Tech. His ANY/A stands at a horrendous 3.98 for the season and 0.72 over his past two games.
We expect the Yellow Jackets to control tempo by feeding the ball-carriers early and often. In addition to TaQuon Marshall (zero receiving yards this season), Jordan Mason (210 rush yards, one rush TD) and Jerry Howard (26 rush yards) have been key factors in the Yellow Jackets’ recent offensive gameplans.
Bowling Green Falcons vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Prediction
SU Winner: Georgia Tech, ATS Winner: Bowling Green
Team Betting Trends
- As a team, Bowling Green has averaged 2.25490196078431 yards per rush attempt over its last three outings and 2.9 over its last two.
- Georgia Tech has averaged 5.2 yards per carry over its last three matchups and 4.2 over its past two.
- Georgia Tech has lost five fumbles this season while Bowling Green has let two get away.
- The Falcons offense has produced three pass plays of 40 or more yards, while the Yellow Jackets have put up one such play.
- The Bowling Green defense has allowed six pass plays of 40 yards or more, while Georgia Tech has given up two such plays.
- The Bowling Green offense has created four rushing plays of 20+ yards, while Georgia Tech has created 17 such runs.
- The Falcons defense has allowed 15 rushing plays of 20 yards or more, while the Yellow Jackets have given up four such runs.
- The Bowling Green D has sacked opposing QBs five times this year. Georgia Tech has recorded four sacks.