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Boston College Live Road Dog vs Georgia Tech

If we review the college football rankings today, we won’t find either of these ACC rivals near the top 20 as Boston College and Georgia Tech  are both treading water with 3-3 records, hoping to become bowl-eligible by season’s end.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t include this game in our college football picks because we see a sharp side and we intend to cash when it’s all said and done.

Boston College Live Road Dog vs Georgia Tech
Boston College Live Road Dog vs Georgia Tech

Boston College Back on Winning Track

BC’s season started ominously with a 27-24 loss to Northern Illinois in front of the fan friendlies at Chestnut Hill as eight-point home chalk. And although they registered a 31-28 win over nearby Holy Cross the following week, it was hardly a convincing victory as the Eagles once again failed to cover the number as 10½-point home favorites.

However, a gritty 31-29 loss against one of the best college football teams in the nation, Florida State, gave the Eagles a ray of hope, easily covering as 27½-point home dogs. A loss to another powerhouse in Louisville followed, but the Eagles have won consecutive games, beating Virginia Tech and last week securing a 27-24 victory at Army as 2½-point road underdogs.

Miracle in Miami

The Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech took full advantage of one of college football’s most disastrous coaching decisions of this season – or any for that matter – when they forced a fumble with time running out and then struck for a 44-yard Hail Mary that saw them upset the Miami Hurricanes 23-20 two weeks ago.

Miami coach Mario Cristobal should have set up the victory formation and have his quarterback take a knee but inexplicably decided to run the ball instead of allowing the clock to run out. It was a fortuitous decision for the Yellow Jackets and, to their credit, they found a way to win.

Boston College vs Georgia Tech Betting Odds

Boston College vs Georgia Tech Best Bet

This game features a pair of middling ACC rivals but the Eagles are poised to cash for several reasons. First and foremost, Georgia Tech might still be reveling in the stunning victory from Oct. 7, slaying a big-time team like Miami with a miraculous finish. The Yellow Jackets were 19-point road underdogs and came away with a three-point win. Although that’s the kind of college football game we dream about – unless we bet on Miami – it sets the Jackets up as being completely flat entering this matchup.

Secondly, Boston College has had Georgia Tech’s number recently, winning and covering the college football odds in their last two meetings, including BC’s 41-30 victory in 2021.

We should also note a distinct pattern with Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets have alternated wins and losses all season and, if that pattern holds, they are looking at a loss this week.

Last but certainly not least, Georgia Tech is a mess at home. It is a staggering 2-11 against the college football spread over the last 13 games at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

I believe the oddsmakers have the wrong favorite here and if you’re inclined to bet BC on the moneyline, we see that BetUS will return a healthy +170 for those who dare to dream. But for those not as bold, Boston College +4½ is as good an underdog as you will see on Saturday.

College Football Pick: Boston College +4 ½



Boston College vs Georgia Tech Game Information

  • Game: Boston College (3-3) at Georgia Tech (3-3)
  • Date/Time: Saturday, October 21, 12:00 p.m. ET
  • Location: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA
  • Eagles vs Yellow Jackets Tide Live Stream: ESPN


Question Of The Day

Will the BC vs Ga. Tech game be decided by a touchdown or less?

Yes, the spread is Georgia Tech -4 ½ and these teams are similar in talent. Therefore, it should be a close game.


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