Week 4 NCAAF Betting odds and predictions are in the spotlight as the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets look to remain unbeaten against a Virginia Tech Hokies team that is looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season in Week 3.
Not only will this ACC showdown likely have postseason implications for both of these teams no matter who comes out on top, but it’s also offering college football bettors a bunch of value as well.
Matchup: Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech
Spread: Virginia Tech -8
When: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Where: Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, Virginia
Kickoff: 12:00 PM ET
NCAAF Betting Predictions – Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech
Georgia Tech (3-0 SU, 1-2 ATS) moved to 3-0 on the season by beating Georgia Southern 42-38 in Week 3 though the Yellow Jackets never came close to covering the spread as a 15.5-point home favorite to fall to 1-2 ATS on the season.
Sophomore quarterback Justin Thomas had a spectacular game in tossing four TD passes and rushing for another in the narrow win.
Virginia Tech (2-1 SU, 2-1 ATS) took a stunning, but legitimate loss on the chin in their 28-21 Week 3 defeat against East Carolina while failing to cover the spread as a 9.5-point home favorite.
The Hokies gave up 21 first quarter points en route to their stunning loss and saw sophomore quarterback Michael Brewer toss two interceptions in the loss.
“We can’t hang our head and feel sorry for ourselves and let it affect this next week,” Brewer said, flipping the script from after the Ohio State win. “So we’re going to come out today, that’s done with. It’s over. We’ve already watched all the film. We’re starting on Georgia Tech and that’s the main focus now.”
This year’s matchup will be the 12th time these teams have met in a series that dates back to 1990. The Hokies lead the series 8-3 after beating the Yellow Jackets 17-10 last year in Atlanta and have won four straight overall while going 3-1 ATS during the stretch.
While Georgia Tech’s last win was a narrow 28-23 win back in 2009, three of the last four meetings have been decided by seven points or less which is why I like the Yellow Jackets to cover the spread in this Week 4 matchup.
I know the Yellow Jackets are just 1-4-1 ATS in their last six conference games, but Virginia Tech is just 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games following an SU loss, a dismal 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 games in the month of September and a discouraging 1-4 ATS in their L/5 conference games.
With the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets going 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games in September, I say they cover the spread in this one – by pushing the Hokies hard for the outright win.