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Go with Underdog Georgia Tech To Cover Against Georgia

It has been a while since Georgia Tech challenged favored Georgia in the annual regular-season finale. For the first time since 2018, Georgia Tech heads into the matchup with Georgia with a winning record.

Georgia is once again in a position to compete for a national title. The college football betting lines list the Bulldogs as heavy favorites once again.

Go with Underdog Georgia Tech To Cover Against Georgia
Go with Underdog Georgia Tech To Cover Against Georgia

Georgia is looking for its sixth straight win over Georgia Tech with the average margin of victory in those previous five games being 33.6 points.

Bulldogs on Long Regular-Season Run

Georgia is going after its 39th consecutive regular-season win with 33 of those coming by at least 10 points.

The college football spread has Georgia as a 24½-point favorite. It is the fourth consecutive time that the Bulldogs are favored by more than 20 points against Georgia Tech

In the most recent meeting, Georgia Tech led until the midway point of the second quarter as the 36½-point underdogs were looking to win against Georgia for the first time since 2016.

Stetson Bennett threw a pair of touchdown passes. Kenny McIntosh and Kendall Milton had scoring runs as Georgia scored 34 straight points on the way to the 37-14 win. The Yellow Jackets did cover in the game after Georgia covered in the previous four matchups.

The game went over the 49-point total on a Malachi Carter touchdown catch for Georgia Tech with 2:55 left to play.

Receivers Ladd McConkey (26 catches), C.J. Smith (19.3 yards per catch) and Rara Thomas (23 catches) are all questionable for Georgia while linebackers E.J. Lightsey and Jamon Dumas-Johnson are out.

For Georgia Tech, running back Jamie Felix is out.

When looking at the college football standings, Georgia has already clinched the SEC East with Georgia Tech fourth in the ACC standings.

Georgia remains first in the College Football Playoff Rankings while the Bulldogs received 122 of 125 first-place votes to sit at No. 1 in both national polls.

Georgia (+230) has the best odds of winning the national title.

Bulldogs Have Overcome Slow Starts in 2023

What a run Kirby Smart has this Georgia program on. Even with multiple players being taken in the first round of the NFL Draft, Georgia is in a position to compete for its third straight national title.

The defense might not be as feared as the units from 2021 and 2022, but it still is fifth nationally in scoring defense. Keep that in mind when looking at the college football odds.

Even with two-time national championship-winning quarterback Bennett now with the Los Angeles Rams, Georgia’s total offense numbers are almost identical to last year’s totals.

Georgia is fourth among Football Bowl Subdivision teams in total offense, and fifth in scoring offense with the Bulldogs doing much of their damage in the second and third quarters.

The Las Vegas odds total has gone over in six of Georgia’s last eight games.

Georgia vs Georgia Tech Betting Lines

King Has Made Quite an Impression

It has been quite the debut for Georgia Tech quarterback Haynes King.

The former Texas A&M quarterback has helped the Yellow Jackets move from 12th to 4th in the ACC in total offense as well as jumping from 14th to 6th in passing offense.

King is fifth in the ACC in passing efficiency and passing yards per game to go along with a No. 2 ranking in total offense.


Despite spending three seasons in the SEC with the Aggies, this will be his first game against Georgia.

Georgia Tech has covered in four of its last six games.

Georgia is 4-6-1 against the spread this season with the Bulldogs being favored in each game.

Georgia is 0-7-1 against the spread in its last eight games when favored by at least 20 points.

Georgia Tech has covered in four of its last five games as a 20-point underdog. The Yellow Jackets are 5-2 against the spread this season when listed as the underdog and covered in the only previous game as the underdog at home.

Georgia Tech has made some strides this season but asking the Yellow Jackets to take down the Bulldogs might be a little too much. It won’t be a surprise to see the Yellow Jackets to cover in the game.

College Football Pick: Georgia Tech to cover as 24½-point underdogs versus Georgia.

 

Expect Plenty of Points

There is little doubt that Georgia Tech is a better team than it has been going into recent matchups with Georgia. Will that be enough to hang around with the Bulldogs?

Georgia has already punched a ticket into the SEC Championship Game but a loss to the Yellow Jackets would do serious damage to the Bulldogs‘ bid to return to the College Football Playoffs.

Georgia Tech has yet to celebrate a home win against Georgia since 1999 and that was also the last time that Georgia failed to cover when facing the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta.

The total has gone over in Georgia Tech’s last five games. The total is set at 59½ points. It is the highest total of a Georgia Tech-Georgia game in Atlanta dating back to 1999.

The Bulldogs have won 14 straight road games and have covered in 14 straight road games against Georgia Tech.

College Football Pick: Georgia-Georgia Tech game to go over the 59½-point total set by our sportsbook.

 

 

Georgia vs Georgia Tech Game Information

  • Game: Georgia (11-0) at Georgia Tech (6-5)
  • Location: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Georgia vs Georgia Tech Live Stream: ESPN

 

Questions of the Day

Who is favored in the Georgia-Georgia Tech game?


Georgia is currently listed by the college football betting lines as a 24½-point favorite.

What injuries could impact the result of the Georgia-Georgia Tech game?


Georgia receivers Ladd McConkey, Rara Thomas and C.J. Smith are all questionable for the game.

 

The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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