Georgia Tech Vs Kentucky TaxSlayer Bowl Line & Pick

Georgia Tech Vs Kentucky TaxSlayer Bowl Line & Pick

Georgia Tech Vs Kentucky TaxSlayer Bowl Line & Pick

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Kentucky Wildcats will both look to cap off their seasons in style when they square off in the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 31 live from EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. This annual postseason bowl game will air live on ESPN at 11:00 AM ET.

Now, let’s find out if the Yellow Jackets can cover the college football TaxSlayer Bowl betting line as 5-point favorites.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Vs Kentucky Wildcats TaxSlayer Bowl Line & Pick

TaxSlayer Bowl
Who: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (8-4) vs Kentucky Wildcats (7-5)
When: Saturday, December 31, 2016
Start Time: 11:00 AM ET  
Where: Jacksonville, FL
Stadium: EverBank Field
Spread: Georgia Tech -5
Moneyline: Georgia Tech -165 at Kentucky +145
Game Total: 62
Watch: ESPN
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Georgia Tech vs Kentucky

Why Bet The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets To Beat The Wildcats

Georgia Tech (8-4 SU, 6-5 ATS) won their final three games of the season including their hard-fought 28-27 win over Georgia in their regular season finale.

The Yellow Jackets have put up 28.7 points per game to rank 69th in scoring nationally as quarterback Justin Thomas has passed for 1,454 yards with eight touchdowns and jus two interceptions.

Running back Marcus Marshall has rushed for a team-high 624 yards and four touchdowns while Thomas has added 562 rushing yards and five scores. Wide receiver Clinton Lynch has caught 16 passes for a team-high 490 yards and six scores. The Yellow Jackets allow 25.0 points per game to rank 47th nationally in points allowed.

Why Bet The Kentucky Wildcats To Beat The Yellow Jackets

Kentucky (7-5 SU, 7-5 ATS) won their final two games and come into this game off a thrilling 41-38 win over Louisville and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Lamar Jackson in the irregular season finale.

The Wildcats average 31.0 points per game to rank 53rd nationally in scoring as quarterback Stephen Johnson has passed for 1,862 yards with 12 touchdowns and six picks while running back Stanley Williams has rushed for a team-high 1,135 yards and seven touchdowns.

Wide receiver Jeff Badet has 28 catches for a team-high 639 yards and four scores. Defensively, Kentucky gave up a generous 31.1 points per game to rank an uninspiring 87th in points allowed nationally.

Georgia Tech Vs Kentucky TaxSlayer Bowl ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction

57 percent of public bettors likes Kentucky to cover the college football betting line, but I disagree seeing as how Georgia Tech is playing its best football of the season coming into this matchup.

Kentucky has gone 5-1 ATS in their last six games following an SU win and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games, but the Wildcats are also just 9-20 ATS in their last 29 games following an ATS win and 1-4 ATS in their last five non-conference games. 

Georgia Tech is 2-6 ATS in their last eight bowl games, but the Yellow Jackets are also
10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following an ATS win, 5-2 ATS in their last seven games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record.

I’m going with Georgia Tech’s stupendous rushing attack to get the ob done against a Kentucky team that has its issues and simply isn’t as good on both sides of the ball as the Yellow Jackets.

My final score prediction is Georgia Tech 31 Kentucky 24