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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Clemson Tigers Week 1 College Football Betting Picks

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Clemson Tigers

The year’s college football betting action will be kicked off in August. Naturally, the focus will be on the reigning champs as they begin their trek to win back-to-back titles. That journey will commence with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Clemson Tigers matchup. Considering the kind of season the Yellow Jackets are coming off, is Clemson an easy pick in Week 1? Lets’ take a look at the NCAA sportsbook odds to see how they’re sizing this one up.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Clemson Tigers – Thursday, August 29th

When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Memorial Stadium, Clemson, South Carolina
TV: ACCN
Stream: ACCN Live

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Clemson Tigers Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Georgia Tech -1½ (+110) +7500
Clemson -33½ (-110) -20000
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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

The Yellow Jackets finished last year’s season with a 7-6 record that included a 5-3 run in ACC play. This lead to a 2nd place ranking in the Coastal Division in the conference behind Pitt. Although they narrowly missed out on the conference championship, Georgia Tech still got some postseason play thanks to the Quick Lane Bowl. There they faced Minnesota in a 10-34 blowout loss. With this defeat in mind, it’s clear that Georgia Tech has plenty to work for in 2019.

After 11-seasons with the Yellow Jackets, longtime head coach Paul Johnson announced his retirement following the lopsided loss to Minnesota. Heading into next year’s action, Geoff Collins has taken over as head coach. Collins has been involved in collegiate coaching since 1993 and is coming off a head coach position at Temple. In 2-years with the Owls, Collins lead them to a 15-10 record. He will be joined by Dave Patenaude as offensive coordinator and Andrew Thacker as defensive coordinator.

Players to Watch: TaQuon Marshall (900 passing yards, 5 TD, 4 INT), Tobias Oliver (876 rushing yards, 11 TD, 4.5 AVG), and Brad Stewart (15 REC, 268 receiving yards, 3 TD).

Clemson Tigers

The Tigers are coming off one of the most dominant national championship victories we’ve seen. Subsequently, we are expecting massive things from this team. After all, they have plenty of returning talent on the offensive side of the ball. Last season Clemson finished with a perfect 15-0 and demolished Alabama in the championship game 44-16. Although there’s not much room for improvement, the Tigers have their eyes set on nothing but another title.

Players to Watch: Trevor Lawrence (3,280 passing yards, 30 TD, 4 INT), Travis Etienne (1,658 rushing yards, 24 TD, 8.1 AVG), and Justyn Ross (1,000 receiving yards, 9 TD, 46 REC).

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Clemson Tigers Betting Numbers

Trends

  • Georgia Tech

    • 5-10 ATS in their last 15 games.
    • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 7 of Georgia Tech’s last 10 games.
    • 6-3 SU in their last 9 games.
    • 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games against Clemson.
    • 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against Clemson.
    • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 7 of Georgia Tech’s last 8 games on the road.
  • Clemson Tigers

    • 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games.
    • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Clemson’s last 6 games.
    • 15-0 SU in their last 15 games at home.
    • 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Georgia Tech.
    • 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games when playing as the favorite .
    • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Clemson’s last 6 games played in week 1.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Clemson Tigers Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Clemson Tigers matchup? All things considered, it’s clear that Clemson is the way to go here. They’re coming off a phenomenal season and should have no problem swatting the Yellow Jackets. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Moneyline: The Tigers open as massive favorites on the money line. You can take them, but there’s not much value in doing so.

ATS: The spread is predicting quite the blowout here. All in all, the vig is better than the moneyline.

TOTALs: N/A

Score Prediction: 42-7 Clemson.