Clemson vs. Georgia Tech Prediction
The Clemson Tigers are large road favorites on Saturday at Georgia Tech but will the defending ACC champs still cover? Kickoff is set at 12:00 p.m. ET from Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
131 Clemson Tigers (-27) at 132 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (+27); o/u 64.5
Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA
12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, October 17, 2020
Clemson Tigers Game Notes
According to Pro Football Focus, the Clemson Tigers have not allowed a single touchdown on 34 deep pass attempts this season. Scoring on the Clemson defense is not entirely out of the question, but you won't get them on deep shots down the field. Well, at least nobody has done it yet. Considering the Tigers have played four games already, three of which were against ACC opponents (including a ranked Miami squad), not having allowed a deep pass touchdown yet is quite the achievement. The defense also has three interceptions on deep passes. Cornerbacks Derion Kendrick and Sheridan Jones have been fantastic in leading the effort for the unit. Clemson's next three games are against Georgia Tech, Syracuse, and Boston College, so we'll see if they can keep the streak up.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Game Notes
Georgia Tech redshirt junior RB Jordan Mason (undisclosed) is not listed on the team's depth chart ahead of Saturday's game against Clemson. Mason (6'1/215) will miss his fourth straight game with an injury sustained in Georgia Tech's opening game upset victory over Florida State. HC Geoff Collins hopes to have Mason back sometime this season, but at this point it's anyone's guess as to when that return will occur. In the meantime GT is undergoing a youth movement in the backfield, as true freshmen QB Jeff Sims and RB Jahmyr Gibbs orchestrated a thrilling upset of Louisiville last Friday. Mason may not have a starting job when he finally does return.
Clemson vs. Georgia Tech Betting Prediction
The Tigers are 7-1-1 against the spread in their last nine games played in the month of October, are 10-2 against the number in their last 12 games as a road favorite and have covered in 11 of their last 14 road games overall. The Yellow Jackets, meanwhile, are just 2-9 against the spread in their last 11 home games, are winless against the spread in their last six games following a win and are just 2-7 at the betting window when listed as a home dog.
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