Bowl Pick: Chick-fil-A

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets don’t have to travel very far to meet up with the LSU Tigers in the 2008 Chick-fil-A Bowl, as the Georgia Dome in Atlanta is the setting for this year’s game.

Our team of writers and handicappers break down the matchup and hand out a Chick-fil-A Bowl Free Pick, which takes place Wednesday December 31 at 7:30PM ET.

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Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made Georgia Tech -4 point spread favorite. The over/under for this game has been set 52.5 total points.

Top Public Betting Trend: LSU is 0-5 against the spread in its last five games, while Georgia Tech is 4-2 against the number in its last six games.

Key Stat: Tech has stifled opponents’ offenses this season, allowing an average of just 18.8 points per game while scoring 26.2 PPG. The Jackets are also averaging an impressive 282.3 rushing yards per game and limiting opponents to just 195.8 passing yards per contest on defense.

Game Outlook: Everything seems to align perfectly for Tech coming into this game. Not only is this bowl game taking place right in their backyard, but they also face an LSU team that has been absolutely brutal against the spread over the past month. Tech is also coming off of impressive performances against Georgia (a wild 45-42 win) and Miami (41-23), so they have tons of confidence and momentum coming into this game. The Tigers, meanwhile, lost a close road game to Arkansas 31-30 when they were a 7-point favorite, and were crushed by Mississippi 31-13 when they were a 3-point favorite. This game is all about momentum and LSU’s usually stingy defense has given up over 25 points per game in 2008. Tech won’t have any problems scoring and with the amount of issues the Tigers have had at quarterback this season, the Jackets should cover this one fairly easily. For the rest of our College Football Bowl Free Pick, see below.

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Our Free College Football Bowl Pick for the Chick-fil-A Bowl matchup between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets game is

GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS -4

TheSpread.com Projected Final Score

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 30

LSU Tigers 20

We also predict that this game will GO UNDER THE TOTAL (52.5 Sports Interaction.com) SET BY ODDSMAKERS

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Posted: 12/31/08 11:00AM ET

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