NCAA College Football Betting Preview: Boston College Eagles vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets – Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020

The 2-3 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will take on the 3-2 Boston College Eagles in this ACC matchup.

Georgia Tech is coming off a 73-7 beatdown at the hands of top-ranked Clemson. BC also lost their last game, 40-14 against Virginia Tech.

Both squads will look to add a win in the column this Saturday at 4 P.M. at Alumni Stadium.

Georgia Tech Betting Preview: Running Wild

The catalyst for the Yellow Jackets’ success this year has been freshman quarterback Jeff Sims. The dual-threat QB has 1,025 yards passing and six touchdowns to go along with 228 yards rushing and another three scores.

Sims’ rushing ability is complemented well by three running backs, all averaging over four yards per carry and totaling over 160 yards. Jahmyr Gibbs leads the way with 299 yards, followed by Dontae Smith (193) and Jamious Griffin (161).

The defense has struggled in the team’s three losses, averaging 53 points allowed, with both the passing and run defense at fault. Georgia Tech will look to reset against a more closely-matched BC team after the throttling they took from the best team in the country.

Boston College Betting Preview: Balance and Keeping It Close

Boston College is 3-2 on the year and has kept every game close besides their most recent loss.

The Eagles are led by sophomore QB Phil Jurkovec, who has thrown for 1,526 yards to go along with ten touchdowns.

His top weapons include wide receiver Zay Flowers and tight end Hunter Long, who both have over 400 yards in five games.

On defense, Boston College is paced by the linebacker duo of Max Richardson (53 tackles and one sack) and Isaiah McDuffie (52 tackles and three sacks).

Georgia Tech at Boston College Betting Odds & Lines

MyBookie has Boston College opening as 3.5-point favorites against the Yellow Jackets. Boston College (-161 moneyline) has a strong chance to move to 4-2, as they have been steadier in this young season.

The over/under is set at 56.5 as Georgia Tech (+123) looks to get back to the scoring potential they displayed in a 46-27 win over Louisville two weeks ago.

Free Betting Pick

Boston College (-3.5) feels like the stronger bet here, playing at home and having displayed a consistency level that has eluded this Georgia Tech team.

The Eagles offensive muscle comes through the air, which gives them an advantage going against Georgia Tech’s tenth-worst pass defense. The Yellow Jackets have given up an average of 307.6 yards per game through the air, and while this number was propped up from Trevor Lawrence’s sterling performance last week, it remains a clear weakness on this team.

For Georgia Tech, their best hope relies on the continued success of freshman Sims and the rushing attack. Unfortunately, BC’s two linebackers are first and second in the nation in tackles. With a propensity to find the ball-carrier, the expectation here is Richardson and McDuffie will snuff out the Yellow Jackets on the ground and help lead the Eagles to another conference win.

Spooky Express Free Pick: Boston College -3.5

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