See who we anticipate to win and cover in Tampa in our week one college football prediction for Georgia Tech vs UCF by reading on for betting odds and analysis.
- 30.5 points are surrendered by the Georgia Tech defense each contest.
- In terms of passing attempts, UCF’s offense ranked 76th.
GEORGIA TECH VS UCF PREDICTION
ESPN will broadcast the Yellow Jackets vs. Knights CFB game this week at 6:30 (12/22/23). Raymond James Stadium in Tampa (FL) will host the game.The odds of the Knights winning this non-conference game are five. Is it wiser to back the Yellow Jackets against the spread, or is it preferable to gamble on them to cover the spread? To find out more, continue reading.
GEORGIA TECH VS. UCF MATCHUP AT A GLANCE
- Sport: College Football
- Teams: UCF Knights vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
- Where: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa
- Date: December 22, Friday
GEORGIA TECH PREVIEW: IS GEORGIA TECH ON TRACK FOR ANOTHER WIN?
Following their most recent defeat to Georgia, the Yellow Jackets reverted to a.500 record. With a 6-6 record, they are now getting ready for this week’s match. This season, Georgia Tech has a 7-4 record against the spread. In contrast to eight games where they were the underdog, the Yellow Jackets have been favored three times. Georgia Tech has scored 61.7 points per game on average thus far in its 12 games. As a result, the Yellow Jackets have an 8-3 over/under record.
The Yellow Jackets’ offense amassed 205 running yards on 44 tries against Georgia, including two scores on the ground. Sadly, their passing game ended with 158 yards from 20 pass attempts since they were unable to find the end zone. Despite failing to deliver a touchdown pass in the team’s defeat to Georgia, quarterback Haynes King still managed to contribute two touchdowns, a 55.0% completion rate, and 158 passing yards overall.
The Yellow Jackets’ defense allowed Georgia a total of 321 yards at the game’s conclusion. Compared to 243 yards in the passing game, the team’s run defense gave up 78 yards of rush yardage. With 30.5 points allowed per game entering this week’s match, the Georgia Tech defense is ranked 130th in terms of points allowed. The opposition has been averaging 211.3 passing yards per game against them, which ranks 69th in the nation. With 226.1 running yards allowed on the ground, they are ranked 171st in college football.
UCF PREVIEW: HOW WILL UCF BOUNCE BACK AFTER A LOSS?
The goal for the Knights going into this week’s game against Houston is to go above.500 after their last victory moved them up to 6-6. UCF has been the underdog in four games thus far and has been favored seven times. An average score difference of +7.1 and an ATS record of 4-7 have resulted from this. Throughout the season, UCF has amassed an over/under record of 5-6. Their games have had an average aggregate score of 57.9 points, and the over/under has typically been set at 59.8 points.
In their final 27 throw attempts against Houston, the Knights gained 253 yards and one touchdown. They scored three rushing touchdowns and averaged 5.2 yards per carry in the rushing game. John Rhys Plumlee ran for a touchdown and completed a touchdown pass in UCF’s last victory. He completed 85.2% of his throws for 253 yards via the air throughout the contest.
Houston was able to gain 259 yards thanks to UCF’s defense. This entails surrendering 165 passing yards and 94 permitted yards on the ground. With 25.4 points per game allowed, UCF’s defense is ranked 94th in terms of points allowed. Teams have been averaging 205.8 passing yards per game (ranked 59th nationally) against them thus far. They are giving up 188.3 running yards on the ground, which puts them 149th in college football.
GEORGIA TECH VS UCF BETTING ODDS, TRENDS & ANALYSIS
UCF defeated the teams 27-10 in their most recent head-to-head game (last year). With 284 rushing yards in the end, UCF’s running attack averaged 5.1 yards per carry. They allowed Georgia Tech to score 452 yards of offense on defense.
At first, UCF was 5.5 point home favorites. The lines are currently at UCF -5 after shifting. With a moneyline payout of +159, Georgia Tech currently has a 39% chance of winning according to the moneyline odds. On a moneyline of -195, the implied win percentage for the Knights is 66%.
KEY BETTING TRENDS
- Georgia Tech is 3-2 away from home against the spread.
- UCF’s last home games have seen them go 2-1 ATS.
- When UCF entered a game as the underdog the previous five times, their overall record was 3-2.
- Georgia Tech’s over-under record during the previous five occasions they were favored was 1-4.
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