That Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (4-6, 3-4 ACC) meets the No. 11 Tar heels from North Carolina (9-1, 6-0) on Saturday at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2). Below we analyze the lines of Tipico Sportsbook around the Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina opportunitiesand do our college football picks and predictions from the experts.
The Yellow Jackets suffered a 35-14 loss to the Miami Hurricanes last week which meant they were not marked as a 2-point favorite at home. Georgia Tech have lost 3 of their last 4 games, all against ACC opponents.
The Tar Heels defeated Wake Forest last week in a thrilling ACC shootout 36-34 as they covered on the road as a 4.5 point underdog. North Carolina is on a 6-game winning streak that has taken the team 13th in the College Football Playoff rankings.
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Georgia Tech on North Carolina odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; For a full list, visit the USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Hub. The lines were last updated Thursday at 10:56 am ET.
- Money Line (ML): Georgia Tech +700 (bet $100 to win $700) | North Carolina -1200 (bet $1,200 to win $100)
- Against Spread (ATS): Georgia Tech +21 (-107) | North Carolina -21 (-113)
- Over/Under (O/U): 62.5 (O: -112 | B: -108)
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North Carolina Georgia Tech selection and predictions
North Carolina 44, Georgia Tech 21
AVOID the money line in this game unless you’re absolutely confident Georgia Tech can pull off the massive excitement down the street. Although North Carolina is the big favorite, at the current odds, putting them straight ahead isn’t worth the risk.
against the spread
The Tar Heels have high ambitions this season with a 9-1 record, so NORTH CAROLINA -21 (-113) is the ideal choice. The only thing that might stop the Tar Heels from covering is when they look ahead to their next two games against North Carolina State and Clemson.
The Yellow Jackets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning home record. Also, the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 matches between Georgia Tech and North Carolina.
High-scoring competitions are always fun, and this is a game that could score a lot, especially from the Tar Heels. OVER 62.5 (-112) is the right way to play this game as North Carolina is averaging 38.3 points per game (11th in the nation) while the defense is giving up 32.1 points per game (107th in the nation).
In addition to these numbers, the over in the last 5 matches between the Yellow Jackets and the Tar Heels is 4-0-1 when the game is played in North Carolina. The over is also 5-1-1 in the last 7 matches overall.
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