Duke vs. Georgia Tech - Week 9 Free College Football Expert Prediction

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Ross Benjamin

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:50 PM GMT

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 8:50 PM GMT

Ross Benjamin was 7-2 last week, and is a terrific 23-11 (68%) over the past 4 weeks with his college football picks. He now makes his selectio on the Duke vs Georgia Tech matchup this Saturday.

Duke vs. Georgia Tech

A couple of struggling ACC teams collide on Saturday when Duke takes on Georgia Tech. The opening kickoff from Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia is slated for 12:00 PM ET. Duke has defeated Georgia Tech in each of the last 2 seasons, and both games stayed under the total.

Duke will enter this contest with an 0-3 conference record. Georgia Tech is 1-3 in ACC action, and has dropped 3 in a row since opening the year in Ireland with a 17-14 win over Boston College. Nevertheless, both teams have fared extremely well this year in non-conference games, and have combined to go 7-0. It’s further evidence on how strong the ACC is in 2016.

Current (10/25) college football betting odds at Bookmaker is displaying Georgia Tech as a 6.5-point home favorite, and their total is 50.0. I put a lot of stock in the spreads and totals posted at Bookmaker. Personally, and in my professional opinion, I consider them to be one of the top online betting sites.

 

Sputtering Blue Devils Offense

Duke’s offensive performance has been rather disappointing up until this point. They’ve especially been anemic in their past 3 games. Over that course of time, the Blue Devils are averaging 15.7 points scored, and gained an uninspiring 286.0 yards per game.

 

Triple Option Offense

Since Paul Jonson took over as head coach at Georgia Tech, they’ve been one of the best rushing teams in the nation on an annual basis. The Yellow Jackets are averaging 235 yards rushing per game this season, and that’s good for 22nd nationally. Most schools would be elated with those numbers, but that’s hardly the case for Georgia Tech. Especially considering that 76.7% of offensive plays run by the Yellow Jackets this season have been rushing attempts, and they average a mere 121 yards passing yards per game. When Paul Johnson’s teams at Navy and Georgia Tech were most successful, they rushed for better than 300 yards per game.

 

College Football Perfect Betting System

Georgia Tech is coming off a 35-24 home win against Georgia Southern, and barely covered as a 10.5-point favorite. Duke put up a valiant fight as a 35.0-point underdog before falling 24-14 at #5 Louisville in their previous game.

Any conference home favorite of 13.5 or less, possessing a win percentage of .400 or better, playing in game 5 or beyond, coming off a non-conference home favorite ATS win in which they scored 35 points or more, versus an opponent coming off a loss, and they also have a win percentage of .400 or better, resulted in those home favorites going 17-0 SU&ATS since 2004. The average margin of victory in those contests was 16.2 points per game.

With all things considered, I deem the above betting angle to be substantially strong, and one of my college football week 9 predictions will concur with that prior statement.

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Free College Football Pick: Georgia Tech -6.5Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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