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College Football Betting Preview: Miami Hurricanes vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
October 7, 2023
Georgia Tech enters this game following a loss at home against a non-Power 5 team with a loss against the Bowling Green Falcons and things will not get any easier when they travel to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida to face the undefeated Miami Hurricanes on Saturday night in week 6 of the college football season. Will the Yellow Jackets keep the game closer than expected or will the Hurricanes improve to 5-0 on the year with a blowout win? Let’s take a look at how these teams have fared this season.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets enter this game with a record of 2-3 following a 27-38 loss at home against the Bowling Green Falcons while failing to cover the 21-point spread as a home favorite in week 5 of the college football season. Georgia Tech scored 27 points while compiling a total of 417 yards offensively which included 348 passing yards and 69 rushing yards while allowing 38 points and 438 total yards defensively which included 263 passing yards and 175 rushing yards. Haynes King led the team in passing, completing 23 of 37 attempts for 348 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions while rushing for 28 yards. Jamal Haynes led the team in rushing with eight carries for 45 yards while adding a reception for 13 yards. Dominick Blaylock led the team in receiving, catching seven of nine targets for 131 yards.
Miami enters this game ranked 17
in the AP Poll and 17
in the Coaches Poll with a record of 4-0 following a 41-7 win on the road against the Temple Owls while covering the 23-point spread as a road favorite in week 4 of the college football season. The Hurricanes scored 41 points while compiling a total of 543 yards offensively which included 220 passing yards and 323 rushing yards while allowing 7 points and 279 total yards defensively which included 268 passing yards and 11 rushing yards. Tyler Van Dyke led the team in passing, completing 17 of 24 attempts for 220 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 39 yards. Henry Parrish Jr. led the team in rushing with 16 carries for 139 yards and two touchdowns. Jacolby George led the team in receiving, catching all five targets for 90 yards.
BookMaker has the Miami Hurricanes listed as 20-point favorites at home against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday night in week 6 of the college football season. Miami has won seven of the last ten and two of the last three games while the Yellow Jackets are 2-1 ATS in the last three contests. Georgia Tech is 2-3 ATS overall, 1-1 ATS on the road, 2-1 ATS as an underdog, and 2-0 ATS in conference games this season while the Miami Hurricanes are 3-1 ATS overall, 2-1 ATS at home, and 2-1 ATS as a favorite on the year.
Miami is the better team this season and has been the better team in the series, winning seven of the last ten and two of the last three games. The Hurricanes have been the better team at covering the spread this season going 3-1 ATS overall while the Yellow Jackets are 2-3 ATS overall. As a result, I am taking the Miami Hurricanes -20 on BookMaker for this matchup on Saturday night.
Spooky Express Pick: Miami Hurricanes -20
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