CFB Week 7 Picks: Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech Spread Odds & Trends Print
Saturday, 17 October 2009 12:00
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Hokies at GT

No. 4 Virginia Tech has a chance to boost its national rating on Saturday when the Hokies travel to No. 19 Georgia Tech for a 6PM ET kickoff from Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Bet Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech
The Hokies have rolled to five-straight wins following a season-opening loss to No. 2 Alabama. The Hokies have covered the spread just three times this season, all coming at home. Virginia Tech is 0-2 against the spread away from Blacksburg. Saturday marks the fourth game against a top 25 team for Virginia Tech, which has been led by its defense. The Hokies have given up their fair share of yards, but holding opponents to 17 points per-game, which ranks second in the ACC. Offensively, Ryan Williams leads the Virginia Tech attack with 734 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground. Williams ranks fifth in the nation in rushing yards. Tyrod Taylor has thrown for 995 yards and eight touchdowns while Jarrett Boykin has caught 19 passes for 355 yards and three scores.
Georgia Tech has a solid rushing attack in its own right, as the Yellowjackets rank second in the country in rushing yards with 1,662. Jonathan Dwyer and Josh Nesbitt have each rushed for over 500 yards and have combined for 11 touchdowns for Tech while Nesbitt has thrown for 843 yards and four scores. Demaryius Thomas is Nesbitt’s main target, as he has caught 26 passes for 620 yards and four scores. The Yellowjackets are 5-1 on the year, with the lone loss coming against Miami, 33-17. The Yellowjackets are 3-0 at home and have covered the spread in their last three games. The Yellowjackets have not been favored or an underdog by more than 5.5 points in any game this year.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com have made Virginia Tech 3.5-point road favorites over Georgia Tech on Saturday night. The over/under total for this game has been established at 51.5.
College Football Week 7 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992
VIRGINIA TECH is 3-2 against the spread versus GEORGIA TECH since 1992
VIRGINIA TECH is 4-1 straight up against GEORGIA TECH since 1992
3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games over the last 3 seasons
GEORGIA TECH is 1-1 against the spread versus VIRGINIA TECH over the last 3 seasons 
VIRGINIA TECH is 2-0 straight up against GEORGIA TECH over the last 3 seasons 
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 
All games played at GEORGIA TECH since 1992
VIRGINIA TECH is 2-0 against the spread versus GEORGIA TECH since 1992
VIRGINIA TECH is 2-0 straight up against GEORGIA TECH since 1992
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games played at GEORGIA TECH over the last 3 seasons.
VIRGINIA TECH is 1-0 against the spread versus GEORGIA TECH over the last 3 seasons 
VIRGINIA TECH is 1-0 straight up against GEORGIA TECH over the last 3 seasons 
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Week 7 College Football Injury Report
VIRGINIA TECH
[RB] 08/13/2009 - Darren Evans out for season ( ACL ) 
GEORGIA TECH
[LB] 09/29/2009 - Kyle Jackson out for season ( Foot ) 
[DL] 09/29/2009 - Robert Hall expected to miss at least 4 weeks ( Leg ) 
[DB] 10/03/2009 - Cooper Taylor "?" ( Undisclosed ) 
Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech Current Odds
Virginia Tech Hokies -3.5 Over 51.5 (-155)
Georgia Tech Yellowjackets +3.5 Under 51.5 (+135)

Player Props:

Total completions for Tyrod Taylor (VT): Over/Under 10.5
Total rushing attempts for Ryan Williams (VT): Over/Under 21
Total receptions for Jarrett Boykin (VT): Over/Under 3
Total completions for Josh Nesbitt (GT): Over/Under 7.5
Total rushing attempts for Nesbitt: Over/Under 21.5
Total rushing attempts for Jonathan Dwyer (GT): Over/Under 13.5
Total receptions for Demaryius Thomas (GT): Over/Under 4
Bet Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech
Posted: 10/17/09 5:00PM ET 

 

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