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College Football Betting Preview: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Louisville Cardinals

September 1, 2023


The Louisville Cardinals finished last season with a record of 8-5 which led to a tie for 3rd place in the Atlantic Division of the ACC and an appearance in the Fenway Bowl against the Cincinnati Bearcats that resulted in a 24-7 win. The Cardinals will have a new head coach this season after the hiring of Jeff Brohm after Scott Satterfield left to become the head coach for the Cincinnati Bearcats. Brohm recently served as the head coach for the Purdue Boilermakers from 2017-2022 and hired Brian Brohm as Offensive Coordinator. Brian Brohm served as the Offensive Coordinator for the Purdue Boilermakers from 2017-2022. This season, the Cardinals enter the year with an over/under win total of 8 wins and based on Vegas odds are the 4th best team in the ACC behind the Clemson Tigers, Florida State Seminoles, and North Carolina Tar Heels.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets finished with a record of 5-7 last season which led to a 4th place finish in the Coastal Division of the ACC and missing a bowl game for the 4th consecutive season which led to Brent Key becoming head coach after serving as interim head coach last season. This season, Georgia Tech enters the year with an over/under win total of 4.5 wins which means they are projected to miss a bowl game for the 5th consecutive year and based on Vegas odds are projected to be the 2nd worst team in the ACC only better than the Virginia Cavaliers.

BookMaker has the Louisville Cardinals listed as 7.5-point favorites on the road against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Friday in week 1 of the college football season. Georgia Tech has won both games in the series and has gone 2-0 ATS in those matchups and has won by an average score of 56-29 in those contests with the most recent game occurring in 2020 in which the Yellow Jackets won by a score of 46-27 and covered the 4.5-point spread as an underdog. Louisville finished last season with a record of 8-5 ATS overall, 2-4 ATS on the road, 5-2 ATS as a favorite, and 4-4 ATS in conference games while Georgia Tech finished 6-6 ATS overall, 1-4 ATS at home, 6-3 ATS as an underdog, and 4-4 ATS in conference games.

Louisville is the more talented team and is projected to finish with a better record and higher in the ACC standings as they are projected to be the 4th best team in the ACC while Georgia Tech is projected to be the 2nd worst. However, Georgia Tech has been the better team in the series, winning both games all-time and going 2-0 ATS in those matchups. However, the Yellow Jackets finished .500 ATS last season while the Cardinals were 8-5 ATS overall. I look for the Louisville Cardinals to get the win for the first time in the series as well as the cover which is why I am buying the .5 point and taking the Louisville Cardinals -7 on the road against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on BookMaker for this matchup on Friday night.

Spooky Express Pick: Louisville Cardinals -7

Written By: Daniel Newton