Georgia vs. Georgia Tech Odds & Predictions 11/27/21

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No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs (11-0 SU, 7-4 ATS) vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-8 SU, 4-7 ATS)

NCAA Football Week 13

Date/Time: Saturday November 27th, 2021. 12:00PM (EST)

Where: Bobby-Dodd Stadium Atlanta, GA


Betting Odds:

Point Spread: UGA -35/GT +35 (Get the best parlay odds >>>Not all sportsbooks are created equal!)

Total: 54.5

The Georgia Bulldogs are just one victory away from capturing their first undefeated regular season since the 1980 National Championship season, which was highlighted by legendary running back Herschel Walker’s first season in Athens. It has taken over 40 years for Georgia to replicate their 1980 campaign, and the only thing stopping them from accomplishing that feat is a showdown against in-state rival Georgia Tech at Bobby-Dodd Stadium this Saturday. The “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate” rivalry has been dominated by the Bulldogs since the turn of the millennium, with Georgia winning 16 of the last 19 meetings, and the Bulldogs will once again be enormous 35 point favorites when they make the trip to Atlanta on Saturday.

Bulldogs listed as historic favorites against Georgia Tech

Georgia’s defense has made a legitimate argument to be the best defensive unit in college football history. The Bulldogs have pitched two shutouts this season against SEC opponents. Georgia has held opponents to 10 points or less in all but three games this season and has not given up more than 17 points in a single contest this year. Despite a relatively difficult schedule, Georgia is holding opponents to a measly 7.5 points per game, which is nearly half of the 2nd ranked scoring defense in the country in Oklahoma State, which is yielding 14.9 points per game. It is the defensive prowess that has influenced odds-makers this weekend against a waning Georgia Tech offense and the reason the 35 point betting spread is the largest on record in the Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate rivalry.

Outside of Georgia’s defensive success, Georgia Tech has not provided bettors much optimism either. The Yellow Jackets were blown out in a 55-0 shutout against no. 8 Notre Dame in their last outing and are on the heels of a five-game losing streak. In fact, things have been so bad in Atlanta this season that many of the programs’ closest supporters are calling for the termination of Head Coach Geoff Collins despite the fact it would be a nearly 12 million dollar buyout. The Yellow Jackets offense has been underwhelming, and the defense is among the worst in college football allowing over 450 yards per game. Needless to say, the 35 point betting spread is not exaggerated by any stretch of the imagination.

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Georgia Bulldogs vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Analysis

I will be the first to admit that gauging extremely lopsided betting spreads can be a difficult task. Several different x-factors go into making this decision, including motivation, depth, and other variables that must be accounted for, especially if the game gets out of reach. One important factor to keep in mind is that Georgia can and likely will pull starters if this game gets out of hand as they have a monumental showdown next week with Alabama, which will have College Football Playoff and National Championship implications on the line. Therefore, the possibility of Georgia pulling some of its starters should be factored into the equation this week.

Even with that possible scenario, Georgia’s depth has shown tremendous pride on the defensive side of the football. The team was nearly devastated when the backups gave up a touchdown to Charleston Southern denying the Dawgs another shutout in last week’s 56-7 blowout. Georgia’s defense is going to play with pride for all 60 minutes, no matter who is on the field. From a match-up standpoint, I truly do not see Georgia Tech having any success in this match-up. The Yellow Jackets offensive line cannot stand up against the Bulldogs defensive front, which is going to create a disaster in any way they decide to attack.

With the future in mind, Georgia Tech recently turned to freshman QB Jordan Yates who was sacked six times while completing just 14 of 28 passing in the loss to Notre Dame, and the match-up only gets worse this week. On the other side of the football, Georgia’s offense should be able n the other side of the football, Georgia’s offense should be able to inflict their will
especially with short-field situations. Running back James Cook and Zamir White will likely run free and QB Stetson Bennett is playing better than most people will admit. Needless to say, I don’t see Georgia having any problem in this game and the 35 point
spread may not be as difficult of an obstacle as most expect either.

Jay’s Pick: I believe this game is going to get extremely ugly, extremely quick. Take Georgia -35 and don’t be surprised if the betting line is in jeopardy by the half-way point before the Bulldogs let off the gas in the 2nd-half. Note: Don’t forget to check out our Free Picks Page, where you can find the best picks we offer!

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