The sixth-ranked Clemson Tigers will try to gain some momentum on Saturday when they host the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in an ACC matchup. The Tigers (1-1) opened their season with a 10-3 loss to current No. 2 Georgia, and the defense hasn’t allowed a touchdown in its first two games. Clemson took out its frustration on FCS foe South Carolina State last week, piling up 504 yards in a 49-3 victory. The Yellow Jackets (1-1) also beat an FCS team in Week 2, routing Kennesaw State 45-17 after a surprising 22-21 loss to Northern Illinois in their opener.
Kickoff from Clemson Memorial Stadium is set for 3:30 p.m. ET. The Tigers are 28-point favorites in the latest Georgia Tech vs. Clemson odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 52. Before you lock in any Clemson vs. Georgia Tech picks, be sure to check out the college football predictions and analysis from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has locked in on Georgia Tech vs. Clemson and just revealed its picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several college football odds and betting lines for Clemson vs. Georgia Tech:
- Georgia Tech vs. Clemson: Tigers -28
- Georgia Tech vs. Clemson over-under: 52 points
- Georgia Tech vs. Clemson moneyline: Yellow Jackets +2000, Tigers -10000
- GT: The Yellow Jackets are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 September games
- CLEM: The favorite is 5-0-1 ATS in the last six meetings between the teams
Why the Tigers can cover
Clemson has defeated Georgia Tech six straight times, including a 73-7 victory in Atlanta last season. However, quarterback Trevor Lawrence, running back Travis Etienne and receiver Amari Rodgers were the stars of that game, and they are all in the NFL this season. New starting quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei threw for 871 yards and five TDs in two starts in place of Lawrence last season but has just 349 and one score so far in 2021.
The Tigers are 22-8 against the spread in their last 30 ACC games, and they have a strong running game featuring Will Shipley, Kobe Pace and Lyn-J Dixon. Clemson rushed for 242 yards last week, and the Yellow Jackets have allowed an average of 163 on the ground through two games. The Georgia Tech offense could have a lot of trouble against a defense that held Georgia to 256 yards (the Bulldogs’ only TD was a pick-six) and S.C. State to 235. The Jackets are 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 road games and 8-19 ATS in their last 27 overall.
Why the Yellow Jackets can cover
Georgia Tech is 50-33-2 straight-up all-time against Clemson, and it comes off a well-rounded game where the offense put up more than 400 yards. The Jackets held Kennesaw State to 111 passing yards, forced three turnovers and had 10 tackles for loss. Jordan Domineck had a sack and recovered two fumbles. T.K. Chimedza also had a sack, and the front could cause trouble for Uiagalelei, who has been sacked seven times and has thrown two interceptions while completing 54 percent of his throws in 2021.
The defense has allowed eight conversions on 27 third-down attempts, while the offense has converted 15 of 29. Jordan Yates took over at quarterback after Jeff Sims was injured in the opener. Sims was in uniform last week, but Yates got the start and threw for 254 yards and four TDs. The running game has been the focal point, though, with Jahmyr Gibbs leading an attack that is averaging 214.5 yards per game. Gibbs averages 5.3 yards per carry, Jordan Mason averages 5.1, and Dontae Smith has 97 yards and two touchdowns on just nine carries.
How to make Georgia Tech vs. Clemson picks
The model has simulated Clemson vs. Georgia Tech 10,000 times, and the results are in. The model is projecting 45 total points, suggesting yards on the ground will be hard to come by. It also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only get the model’s Clemson vs. Georgia Tech pick at SportsLine.
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