Undefeated FSU the College Football Pick Over Georgia Tech

Ross Benjamin

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 10:52 PM GMT

Will Florida St. play to their potential & remain undefeated? Can Georgia Tech end their streak of five losses in a row and pull off a huge upset? Go inside in order to find the best value NCAAF pick.

Rematch of 2014 ACC Title Game
Georgia Tech (2-5) will host #9 Florida State (6-0) in an ACC clash between two teams headed in opposite directions. The opening kickoff at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta is slated for 7:00 PM ET, and it will be aired by ESPN2. Current college football betting odds at BetOnline.com indicates that Florida State is a 5.0 point favorite, and the posted total is 57.5. These teams have met in two of the previous three ACC Championship Games. Florida State won on both occasions, 21-15 in 2012, and then last year 37-35.

 

Wins Just Keep on Coming for Florida State
There’s still a lot of football left to play, but Florida State is once again in the national championship hunt. They enter this week undefeated, and have now gone 35-1 in their last 36 games under head coach Jimbo Fisher, and that includes 5-0 SU&ATS as an away favorite of 12.5 or less. The Seminoles are coming off home wins over Miami 29-24 two weeks ago, and last Saturday routed Louisville 41-21. The Florida State offense was outstanding during those two victories, evidenced by them amassing a combined 1049 total yards. The defense has shown a marked improvement compared to last season. Florida State is allowing an average of 15.2 points, and has held opponents to 113 yards rushing per game.

 

Downtrodden Yellow Jackets
What a difference a year makes for Paul Johnson and his Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Last year they went 11-3 and the season culminated with an impressive Orange Bowl win over Mississippi State. Georgia Tech began the season with a pair of convincing wins over Alcorn State 69-6 and Tulane 65-10. Since that time, the Yellow Jackets have lost five games in a row, and are a dismal 0-4 in ACC action. During this current losing streak, they’ve allowed 30 points or more in each of those contests, and also 600 plus yards on two occasions. The Yellow Jackets have really been hit hard by injuries at their all important a-back spot. That term designates the feature running back position in their vaunted triple option rushing attack. Georgia Tech has little semblance of a passing game, averaging just 16 attempts and 129 yards per game.

 

Final Analysis
Florida State has the better athletes on both sides of the ball, a more balanced offensive attack, and possesses superb speed defensively. If the Seminoles can build a comfortable early lead in this contest, things can go sideways very quickly for a Georgia Tech team not built to come from behind. I like the road favorite for one of my college football picks.

College Football Pick: Play on Florida State -5 at BetOnline.

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