It’s time for some “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate” as the Georgia Bulldogs and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets square off in a showdown between state rivals. The meeting between these two teams also showcase a matchup between two of the best running games in the nation, ensuring an exciting afternoon of football action. Which Georgia side will reign supreme? Read on for a breakdown on this heated rivalry game.
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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Georgia Bulldogs Preview
Where: Sanford Stadium, Georgia
When: Saturday, November 29, 12:00 PM ET
Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (+13) at Georgia Bulldogs (-13) – view all NCAA Football lines
Betting on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
A solid defensive display has Georgia Tech in the mix for the ACC championship game as they routed the Clemson Tigers 28-6 on November 15. The Yellow jackets held No. 19 Clemson to 190 total yards (59 passing and 131 rushing), while taking three interceptions.
The Yellow Jackets’ rushing defense may also not be enough to contain the Bulldogs’ vaunted running game as they have allowed 5.1 yards per carry this season.
Georgia Tech’s run game may be more dominant than their rivals’ though. The Yellow Jackets rank fourth in the nation as they run for 327.9 yards per game behind a pletora of rushing weapons led by quarterback Justin Thomas, who’s averaging 5.4 yards per carry.
Lead running back Zach Laskey is also finding his way back in the lineup after resting an injury. Laskey only managed 13 yards on four carries against Clemson. With another week to prepare for Georgia, expect Laskey to be back to the form which rushed for 4.9 yards per carry, while scoring five touchdowns in the season.
Taking up the starting running back duties for Laskey was Synjyn Days, who most recently led the team with 89 yards on 20 carries against Clemson. If the Yellow Jackets are able to run the ball well and often, then they may be able to limit Georgia’s possession to keep the Bulldogs from racking up the points.
The Yellow Jackets are 4-0 SU/ATS in their last four games.
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Betting on the Georgia Bulldogs
Georgia may have lost Todd Gurley again, this time to a season-ending ACL injury, but they’re still in good hands with running back Nick Chubb. The freshman was at his devastating best against Charleston Southern on Saturday as he burnt rubber for 113 yards and two touchdowns on only nine carries, all in the first half. Factor in a solid passing game from quarterback Hutson Mason (10 for 12 for 187 yards and three touchdowns) and the Bulldogs ran away with a 55-9 home win.
The performance was Chubb’s sixth straight 100-yard game, and the freshman should be well-rested enough for another big game against Georgia Tech. Expect the same sort of efficiency both in the air and on the ground when the Bulldogs take on a Georgia Tech defense which has allowed 388.8 total yards per game this season.
However, the Bulldogs will have a stern challenge against Georgia Tech’s legion of players capable of running the ball. Georgia have allowed allowed 155.3 rushing yards per game. The Bulldogs were outgained 418-141 on the ground on November 1 by Florida, but held Auburn and its incredibly explosive rushing attack to just 150 yards in their 34-7 win two weeks ago.
The Bulldogs are on a five-game win streak against Georgia Tech, and are only 4-1 ATS during the stretch.
The Bulldogs (-13) end their season with a big win over rivals Georgia Tech.
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