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Bet on Gasparilla Bowl to Land Under Total

Georgia Tech and Central Florida will be squaring off for the third time in the last four seasons, with the Golden Knights looking to make it three wins in a row against Georgia Tech. The college football betting lines opened with UCF favored by 6½ points and the line is currently at 4½.

The teams met in 2022 and UCF used four field goals and a touchdown on special teams to win 27-10. Visiting Georgia Tech covered as the 21-point underdog.

Bet on Gasparilla Bowl to Land Under Total

Georgia Tech edge rusher Kyle Kennard and cornerback Kenan Johnson are both in the transfer portal.

Offensive lineman Drake Metcalf and cornerback Corey Thornton are both in the transfer portal for UCF while defensive back Jireh Wilson didn’t play in the regular-season finale

Georgia Tech came into the season with even odds to go over 4.5 wins and the Yellow Jackets won their fifth game against Virginia on Nov. 4. UCF needed to beat Houston in its regular-season finale to become bowl-eligible. The Golden Knights fell under the expected regular-season win total of 6.5.

Gasparilla Bowl Game Information

  • Game: Georgia Tech (6-6, 5-3 in the ACC) vs UCF (6-6, 3-6 Big 12)
  • Date/Time: Friday, Dec. 22, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
  • Georgia Tech vs UCF Live Stream: ESPN

 

Unlike some of the other bowl games between teams from the Power-5 conferences, there aren’t too many players in the transfer portal or opting out for the NFL Draft,

UCF is playing in a bowl game for the eighth season in a row. The Golden Knights are 3-4 in the last seven bowl games. Four of those games came against Power-5 teams. This is the first bowl game for Georgia Tech since a 34-10 loss to Minnesota in the 2018 Quick Lane Bowl.

The Golden Knights are priced at -190 to win the Gasparilla Bowl with Georgia Tech at +163 according to the Las Vegas odds.

 

 

Georgia Tech vs Central Florida Odds and Spreads

  • Georgia Tech is 6-2 against the spread as the underdog
  • Georgia Tech has covered in its last five games when listed as an underdog between 3.5-10 points.
  • Each of UCF’s last four games went under the total
  • Georgia Tech is 4-4 outright this season when listed as the underdog.
  • UCF is 5-3 as the favorite during the 2023 season.
  • Just one of UCF’s last four neutral-site games finished over the total.
  • Two of Georgia Tech’s last three games played at neutral sites went over the total.
  • The Golden Knights are 2-6 against the spread as a favorite this season.
  • The total has gone under in each of the last four games when UCF rushed for more 200 yards the last time out

 

Over/Under Pick: Under 67 ½

The last four games played by Central Florida had 54, 48, 47 and 40 points scored. Three of Georgia Tech’s games would have landed over 67½ points so this total does seem a bit on the high side.

ATS Pick: Georgia Tech (+4½) vs UCF

Georgia Tech has made tremendous strides this season, and in the most recent game, the Yellow Jackets made a Georgia team that was ranked first in both national polls work for the 31-23 victory.

UCF took care of business when the teams met early during the 2022 season. However, go with Georgia Tech to hang around against the Golden Knights.

Player Prop Pick: Georgia Tech QB Haynes King To Score A Touchdown (-143)

The passing numbers for Georgia Tech quarterback Haynes King are nothing special over the last four games. However, the Texas A&M transfer has rushed for six touchdowns in the last four contests.


He ran for two touchdowns against Georgia and that is enough for those who bet online to roll with King to score a touchdown in the Gasparilla Bowl.

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Georgia Tech vs Central Florida Prediction

UCF 34, Georgia Tech 31

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Which coach has his team favored in the Gasparilla Bowl?


Gus Malzahn’s UCF team is the 4.5-point favorite against Georgia Tech.

Which quarterback will lead his team to victory in the Gasparilla Bowl?


King is second among ACC quarterbacks with 648 rushing yards and also second in total offense. However, John Rhys Plumlee could lead UCF past Georgia Tech.

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