|2012 ESPN College Football Week 6 Odds: Georgia Tech vs. Clemson|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 04 October 2012 08:30|
Georgia Tech vs. Clemson Odds
Clemson is 4-1 on the season, 1-1 in the ACC and 2-0 at home. Georgia Tech is 2-3 overall, 1-2 in conference play and 0-1 on the road. Both teams enter this game 3-2 against the spread. The home team has won six of the last seven games in this series.
Trends show that Clemson is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games in October, but just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. Georgia Tech is just 2-7 against the spread in its last 9 games following a loss.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Clemson is the favorite at home in this game, as the Tigers are getting odds of -10.5 points against Georgia Tech. The over/under total has been set at 75 points. (View Matchup) Opening odds had Clemson as an 11-point favorite. The spread never got higher than that, but did drop down to 9.5 points before closing at Clemson -10.5.
Clemson is coming off a 45-31 win at Boston College last week. The Tigers’ lone loss this year came at the hands of Florida State, 49-37. Right now, Clemson is averaging 40.2 points per game on offense, while allowing just 26.6 points per game on defense. The Tigers are led by quarterback Tajh Boyd, who has thrown for 1,351 yards and 12 TDs while also rushing for 161 yards and one score.
Georgia Tech is coming off back-to-back losses, losing 49-28 to Middle Tennessee State and 42-36 to Miami. Both losses came at home. The Yellowjackets are giving up an average of 26.8 points per game while scoring 39.2 points per contest. The offense is led by its strong rushing attack, which ranks third in the nation at 329.4 yards per game. Quarterback Tevin Washington has run for 304 yards and 11 TDs while throwing for 660 yards and three scores to lead the offense.
In terms of Injuries, Georgia Tech running back Charles Perkins is out with an upper body injury while safety Fred Holton is doubtful with a foot injury. Clemson guard Kalon Davis is questionable with a hamstring injury.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Clemson. The Tigers are getting 82% of the wagers with odds -10.5 points at home against Georgia Tech on Saturday.