College Football Picks – Georgia Bulldogs at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
On Saturday, a host of schools will play their annual rivalry battles. Thanksgiving brings this each year and it makes for one of the most exciting times for bettors. If you are going to make successful college football picks this weekend, then you need to know a bit about these games.
When Georgia and Georgia Tech get together, there is always a lot of bad blood. The two schools hate each other and they have played some close games over the years. This year, they battle in Atlanta, where the Yellow Jackets have been up and down this season. The Jackets ran out to a 6-0 start before dropping back to back games at UVA and against Miami. They then took down Clemson in a huge game and fell at home to Virginia Tech in a game that would have won the Coastal Division. So can they get up for a Georgia team that is coasting toward the SEC championship game?
Conventional wisdom says that Georgia Tech has a chance to win this game. They run a strange offense that is hard to prepare for in a single week. Georgia clinched its division and should be looking ahead to a matchup with either LSU, Alabama, or Arkansas next week. The Dawgs have also had some trouble stopping the run this season, so that bodes well for the Jackets. UGA comes into this game as a 6.5 point favorite and the public has backed them at that number to this point.
What is going to happen in this one? That depends upon whether GT can stop the UGA offense. Tech has been bad on defense at times during Paul Johnson’s tenure. They will look to turn that around on Saturday and will look to control Aaron Murray. This seems like a lot of points in a game that figures to be close. UGA went into Atlanta two years ago and took down Tech. I would expect GT to show some fight in this game, coming close to winning if they don’t pull off the actual upset.