Georgia Tech at Clemson NCAAF Week 9 Betting Preview & Pick.

Georgia Tech at Clemson NCAAF Week 9 Betting Preview & Pick

Written by on October 25, 2017

College football is one of the cruelest sports out there, simply because a single loss can be all that it takes to kill off a promising season. Despite losing to Syracuse a couple of weeks ago, the defending champion Clemson Tigers are still essentially in control of their own destiny, as the NCAAF Week 9 betting odds reflect. If they can win the remainder of their regular season games and then go on to win the ACC Championship Game, you can almost guarantee that the playoff committee will put them into the playoffs. If that loss versus Syracuse proved anything, though, it’s that there are no easy games in this sport, especially when you are the champion and every team that you face comes out and gives you their very best. The Tigers have a home game this weekend versus a Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets team that runs a triple-option offense that can be frustrating to try and defend. Clemson will do all they can to slow that offense down and back the College Football odds for Week 9 because they come into this one as a huge favorite.

NCAAF Week 9 Betting Preview & Pick: Yellow Jackets vs. Tigers

  • When: Saturday, October 28 at 8 PM EST
  • Where: Memorial Stadium, Clemson
  • TV: ESPN 2
  • Radio: 99.9 FM (Georgia Tech) / 105.5 FM (Clemson)
  • NCAAF Week 9 Betting Odds: Clemson Tigers -14 (Over/Under at 49)

Weather Forecast

  • Rain: 15°C/59°F
  • Humidity: 96%
  • Precipitation: 86%
  • Cloud Cover: 100%
  • Wind: 5 mph SSW
  • Stadium Type: Open

Texas Tech is Underdog in NCAAF Odds for Week 9 vs. Oklahoma

Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Tied 5-5
  • Score: Georgia Tech 25.50 / Clemson 29.90
  • Rush Yards: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 247.00 / Clemson Tigers 167.20
  • Pass Attempts: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 15.20 / Clemson Tigers 32.30
  • Completion Percentage: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 46.05 / Clemson Tigers 61.92
  • Passing Yards: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 111.30 / Clemson Tigers 250.00
  • Total Yards: Georgia Tech 358.3 Yellow Jackets / Clemson Tigers 417.2
  • Turnovers: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 1.40 / Clemson Tigers 2.40

Why bet on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets?

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and that triple option offense can be tough to watch at times, but they are also incredibly tough to defend. Every team that faces them knows exactly what is coming, but often seem powerless to stop it. That was the situation that the Miami Hurricanes found themselves in a couple of weeks ago when it looked as though Tech was going to spring the big upset on the road. Miami pulled it out with a late, late score, but that game should serve as a warning to Clemson that being a 2 TD favorite is no guarantee of a win. The Yellow Jackets did manage to rebound from that loss and get a win over Wake Forest last week, taking them to 4-2 on the season. Tech is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games but has not had much success playing in Clemson. They are 1-4 SU and ATS in their last 5 trips there.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 34.67
  • Total Yards: 448.83
  • Rush Yards: 372.83
  • Passing Yards: 76.00
  • Average Score Against: 20.83
  • Total Yards: 313.83
  • Rush Yards: 116.83
  • Passing Yards: 197.00

Why bet on the Clemson Tigers?

It has been a bit of a rough couple of weeks for the defending champion Clemson Tigers. Their loss to Syracuse was followed by a bye week where a video of players boxing in the locker room surfaced, leading some to believe that this team is perhaps not as focused as it needs to be. Coach Dabo Swinney basically dismissed the video as being unimportant, and you can bet that he will have hammered into his players the need to be focused and professional in the final few weeks of the regular season. Clemson is a huge favorite at the NCAAF Week 9 Betting Odds. This team wants to repeat as National Champions, but they need to be nothing short of perfect the rest of the way if that is going to happen. Clemson is tough to take down at home, having won their last 5 there, while going 4-2 ATS in their last 6 at Memorial Stadium.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 33.43
  • Total Yards: 449.43
  • Rush Yards: 220.00
  • Passing Yards: 229.43
  • Average Score Against: 13.57
  • Total Yards: 289.43
  • Rush Yards: 107.86
  • Passing Yards: 181.57

Latest NCAAF Week 9 Betting Trends

  • Yellow Jackets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games
  • Yellow Jackets are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia Tech’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Clemson
  • Tigers are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games
  • Tigers are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Clemson’s last 6 games

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Great teams find a way to win when the going gets tough, and with the extra week afforded them with the bye, Dabo Swinney will have almost certainly come up with a game plan that will keep the Yellow Jackets in check. Clemson will back the NCAAF Week 9 Betting Odds, but the Yellow Jackets cover. Score: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 23 – Clemson Tigers 33
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