UNC vs. Georgia Tech Prediction
Will Georgia Tech pound North Carolina today when the ACC foes meet at 12:00PM ET in Atlanta?
Who: North Carolina (1-3) at Georgia Tech (2-1)
When: 12:00PM ET, Saturday, September 30
Where: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Yellow Jackets are 9.5-point home favorites to beat the Tar Heels, who opened as a 10-point underdog. As for the total, the number currently sits at 58.5 after opening at 59.
North Carolina Betting Trends
The Tar Heels have covered the spread in five of their last six road games and are 5-1 at the betting window in their last six games coming off a loss. That said, they’re just 1-4 against the number in their last five games played in the month of September and are winless at 0-4 at the betting window in their last four conference games.
Georgia Tech Betting Trends
The Yellow Jackets are a perfect 7-0 against the spread in their last seven games overall. They’re also a perfect 4-0 against the number in their last four home games. Finally, they’re 10-1-1 at the betting window in their last 12 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous contest.
OUR PREDICTION: North Carolina has issues closing down games, which will be a problem today against Georgia Tech. The Tar Heels have been outscored 54-20 in the fourth quarter this season and now face a Yellow Jackets team that can milk clock in the second half and protect leads. Georgia Tech leads the nation in rushing offense but also ranks 14th in total defense. I don’t like this matchup for UNC and will be laying the points with Georgia Tech.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 5 PICK: GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS -9.5