Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Can Georgia Tech Sweep Virginia?

Virginia @ Georgia Tech
Yes, I would be shocked too if I was Paul Hewitt and I had the chance to sweep an ACC team this season. It has been and up and down (and up and down) season for Tech. The Yellow Jackets have lost their last 3 games including a 1 point loss to Miami last Sunday giving the Hurricanes a sweep of their own for the season. For Georgia Tech to pass on this favor to Virginia they have to take better care of the ball on offense. The Jackets had a season high 22 turnovers last Sunday to Miami. The last time UVA and GT met, Georgia Tech forced overtime late and then dominated the extra period. Senior Matt Causey led the way and will have to play a big role in this game as well. Another mystifying aspect to Tech's season is their poor home record - they have just 1 ACC home win and are below .500 on the season (5-6). I think Georgia Tech plays better defense and gets into a rhythm from the outside to take this one in Atlanta.
Prediction: Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech Virginia Line
I think Georgia Tech wins this game 7 out 10 times at home. Divide 7 by 3 and multiply by 100 gives me a line of around -230. I would be very hesitant to take a line much above this considering Tech's poor home record.

Season: 49-13 (79%)
ACC: 25-8 (76%)

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