Defending National Champion Clemson begins the quest for back-to-back titles on Thursday, August 29, when they battle ACC rival Georgia Tech at Memorial Stadium. Clemson is a huge -36 favorite. Will the Tigers come up big and take down the Yellow Jackets by 37 points or more? Or, will new look Georgia Tech cover the spread? Check out NCAAF odds, analysis, and a free picks for Georgia Tech vs Clemson!
Georgia Tech vs Clemson 2019 College Football Week 1 Lines, Analysis and Prediction
- When: Thursday, Aug. 29 at 8:00pm ET
- Where: Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC
- TV: ACC Net
- Live Stream: ESPN+
- College Footbal Week 1 Odds: Clemson -36 / Clemson -21500, Georgia Tech +8000 / O/U 59 ½
- Sunny: 29°C/84°F
- Humidity: 60%
- Precipitation: 10%
- Wind: 6 mph NE
- Cloud Cover: 10%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are a good bet at +36?
The Yellow Jackets hired former Temple coach Geoff Collins to install a new NFL-option based system. The system is much different than what Paul Johnson ran. The system is so different that it could put the Yellow Jackets on their heels.
G-Tech returns almost its entire offensive line. Although the line must learn how to block more in the passing game than in the rushing game, the experience should help it make the transition. That means Georgia Tech could surprise enough to keep this within the spread.
- Total Yards: 408.8
- Passing Yards: 83.8
- Rushing Yards: 325.1
- Points Scored: 33.6
- Total Yards: 369.6
- Passing Yards: 211.3
- Rushing Yards: 158.3
- Points Allowed: 29.3
Why Clemson Tigers are a good bet at -36?
No doubt, the Tigers are one of the Top 5 most talented teams in college football. It starts with quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The sophomore is a co-favorite along with Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa to win the Heisman Trophy.
rence is so good, he could have gone pro after his freshman season. He’s got plenty of talent around him. On defense, Dabo Sweeney just reloads. Clemson should start the season by destroying it’s ACC opponent and covering the spread.
- Total Yards: 528
- Passing Yards: 278.7
- Rushing Yards: 249.3
- Points Scored: 44.3
- Total Yards: 291.5
- Passing Yards: 189.6
- Rushing Yards: 101.1
- Points Allowed: 13.1
College Football Week 1 Betting Trends for Georgia Tech vs Clemson
- Georgia Tech is 5-10 ATS in the last 15 games
- Georgia Tech is 6-3 SU in the last 9 games
- The total went OVER in 7 of Georgia Tech’s last 10 games
- Clemson is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 games
- Clemson is 10-0 SU in the last 10 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of Clemson’s last 6 games
Georgia Tech vs Clemson Final Betting Analysis
It sure looks like Clemson will dominate. One of the reasons is because Georgia Tech most likely didn’t have enough time to get used to Collins’ offense. Going from a standard two-wide receiver set, running back and fullback, to an NFL-option style offense is tough.
Going from a traditional running option offense, which is what Paul Johnson taught, to an NFL-option style is almost impossible to get right in the first season. Collins played 20 of his men on both offense and defense during the spring. Now, less than 6 months later we’re expecting the Yellow Jackets to be perfect in their new positions?
That’s hard for the high school level. It’s crazy to think Georgia Tech can pull it off and keep this close against Clemson. The Tigers roll.
College Football Week 1 Pick: Clemson -36