Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Clemson Tigers Free Preview

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The No. 3 Clemson Tigers (-17) and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are ready to go at it on the grass at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field. ABC is scheduled to televise the action and this afternoon matchup gets going at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Betting Preview: Clemson Tigers at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Georgia Tech is a live dog and is currently getting 17 points in this ACC game. If they are wanting to take the moneyline, bettors would currently have to spend $1,400 in order to win $100 back on the Tigers (-1400). The Yellow Jackets are getting +780 moneyline odds. Vegas has set the over/under (O/U) at 52.5 points, and some good live betting opportunities should be unveiled throughout the game.

The sharp action has been siding with the Tigers, as the opening line was 15.5. The total hasn’t changed after it was set initially at 52.5.

The Tigers have gained 1.0 unit so far and are 0-3 against the spread (ATS). The team has posted an Over-Under record of 1-1.

The Yellow Jackets have been a disappointment to moneyline bettors this season, losing 3.5 units. They’re 0-3 ATS and also have an O/U record of 1-1.

The Tigers have gone 3-0 straight up (SU) and they haven’t faced any ACC competition yet. The Yellow Jackets are 1-2 SU overall and 0-1 SU in conference play.

The Tigers are hoping to stay undefeated following a 38-7 win over Georgia Southern last week. the Tigers completed 21-of-31 passes for 286 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Trevor Lawrence went 12-for-19 for 194 yards, one touchdown and one interception while Kelly Bryant completed seven-of-10 for 68 yards and one interception. Travis Etienne (162 rushing yards on 16 attempts, two TDs) and Tavien Feaster (32 yards on 10 carries, one TD) led the running attack while Justyn Ross (three receptions, 103 yards, one TD) and Amari Rodgers (two catches, nine yards) handled the receiving duties in the win.

Georgia Tech just fell 24-19 to Pittsburgh. The defense allowed the Panthers to kill the clock by running for 138 yards on 31 rush attempts, including three rush TDs. Taysir Mack had a solid outing in the win, recording 95 yards on four catches for Pittsburgh. For Georgia Tech, TaQuon Marshall completed six-of-15 passes for 66 yards and one interception. Marshall (103 yards on 28 rush attempts, two TDs) and Jordan Mason (94 yards on 10 carries) spearheaded the running game while Brad Stewart (three receptions, 33 yards) and Jalen Camp (one catch, 20 yards) led all Georgia Tech pass-catchers in the loss.

Clemson has run the ball on 54.9 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Georgia Tech has an overall rush percentage of 76.6 percent. The Tigers have run for 224.3 yards/game and have eight scores on the ground this year. The Yellow Jackets are putting up 392.7 rush yards per game and have 11 total rushing TDs.

The Tigers offensive scheme has logged 288.7 yards/game in the air overall and has seven passing scores so far. The Yellow Jackets have recorded 117.7 pass yards per game and have two total pass TDs.

Clemson has let opponents run for an average of 89.3 yards and pass for 178.7 yards per game. The Georgia Tech defense has given up 157.7 yards per game to opposing passers and 144.7 yards per game to opposing runners. The Yellow Jackets are giving up an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of just 4.56 to opponents, while the Tigers have allowed a 7.96 ANY/A.

Offensively, Lawrence has put up 331 passing yards this season, and has completed 64 percent of his 33 attempts with four scores through the air and one interception. He’s got a sparkling 11.09 adjusted net yards per pass attempt, including 10.07 over the last two games.

TaQuon Marshall has connected on 15-of-33 passes for 170 yards, one TD and two INTs for Georgia Tech. His ANY/A stands at a terrible 2.71 for the season and 3.22 over his last two games.

When these two squads met last year, Clemson won by two touchdowns 24-10.

Clemson Tigers vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Pick

SU Winner: Tigers, ATS Winner: Tigers, O/U: Under

Team Betting Trends

  • The Tigers offense has produced eight pass plays of 40+ yards, while the Yellow Jackets have put up one such play.
  • The Clemson defense has allowed two pass plays of 40+ yards, while Georgia Tech has given up one such play.
  • The Clemson offense has created seven rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while Georgia Tech has created 14 such runs.
  • The Tigers defense has allowed three rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while the Yellow Jackets have given up two such runs.
  • The Clemson defensive unit has sacked opposing QBs 12 times this season. Georgia Tech has recorded just three sacks.
  • As a team, Clemson has averaged 5.4 yards per carry over its last two matchups.
  • Georgia Tech has averaged 6.5 yards per carry over its last two.
  • Clemson was favored by 32 points in its previous game and the Over/Under was 49.5. The under cashed and Clemson failed to cover in the 38-7 victory over Georgia Southern.
  • Georgia Tech was getting 4 points in its last game and the O/U was set at 54. The under cashed and Georgia Tech did not cover in the team’s 24-19 defeat to Pittsburgh.