|2011 ESPN College Football Week 8 Odds: Georgia Tech vs. Miami|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 20 October 2011 10:00|
Georgia Tech vs. Miami Odds
Georgia Tech is 6-1 on the season and 4-2-1 against the spread. The Yellowjackets have hit the over in 5 of 7 contests. Miami is 3-3 this season and 3-3 against the spread. The Hurricanes have hit the over in 4 of 6 games. Miami has won the last two games in this series.
Trends show that the favorite has covered the spread in 4 of the last 5 games in this series while the two teams have combined to hit the under in 6 of the last 8 games in this series.
Oddsmakers have made Miami the slight favorite in this game, giving the Hurricanes odds of -2.5 points against Georgia Tech on Saturday. The over/under odds have been set at 62 points. (View Matchup)
Georgia Tech is coming off its first loss of the season last week, as the Yellowjackets lost 24-21 to Virginia. Georgia Tech was held to just 296 yards of offense in the game, with 272 of that coming on the ground. The Yellowjackets had two turnovers in the loss and also allowed Virginia to rush for 272 yards while racking up a total of 407 yards of offense. Georgia Tech quarterback Tevin Washington did rush for 115 yards and two touchdowns, but was just 2-of-8 passing for 24 yards with two interceptions as well.
Miami is coming off a 30-24 win over North Carolina last week. The Hurricanes have alternated wins and losses over all six games of the season. All three losses have come by single digits. On the season, Miami is averaging 30.3 points per game on offense while allowing 23.7 points per contest on defense. The team has been led by quarterback Jacory Harris, who has thrown for 1,104 yards and 12 touchdowns while running back Lamar Miller has rushed for 706 yards and five touchdowns this season.
In terms of Injuries, Georgia Tech linebackers Jerimiah Attaochu is questionable with a leg injury while punter Chandler Anderson is questionable with an undisclosed injury. Miami defensive linemen Luthern Robinson and Shayon Green are both questionable with lower body injuries.
Currently over 3,600 Public Bets have been placed on this game and Georgia Tech is getting 53% of the wagers with odds of +2.5 points at Miami on Saturday.