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At 7:30 PM ET on Thursday, the Virginia Cavaliers (2-4) play at the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-3).
The Yellow Jackets are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-3.5), versus the Cavaliers. The over/under for this matchup is 45.5 points.
Game Info and Betting Lines for Georgia Tech vs. Virginia
- Game Day: Thursday, October 20, 2022
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Atlanta, Georgia
- Stadium: Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field
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Georgia Tech Betting Insights
- Virginia is 1-5-0 against the spread this year.
- In games they have played as at least 3.5-point underdogs this season, the Cavaliers are 1-1 against the spread.
- Out of Virginia’s six games with a set total, two have hit the over (33.3%).
Georgia Tech Stats & Insights
- Georgia Tech has been a bottom-25 offense this year, ranking 19th-worst with 332.0 yards per game. The defense is ranked 81st in the FBS (390.8 yards allowed per game).
- While Georgia Tech’s defense ranks 76th with 28.0 points allowed per game, the Yellow Jackets have been slightly worse on offense, ranking eighth-worst (17.3 points per game).
- Georgia Tech ranks 18th-worst in passing offense (178.8 passing yards per game), but thas been a little better on defense, ranking 38th with 208.5 passing yards allowed per game.
- Georgia Tech owns the 68th-ranked rushing offense this year (153.2 rushing yards per game), and has been less effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 24th-worst with 182.3 rushing yards allowed per game.
- While Georgia Tech’s third-down defense ranks 58th with a 37.4% third-down percentage allowed per game, the offense has been less successful, ranking ninth-worst with a 30.0% third-down conversion rate.
- Georgia Tech has the fourth-best turnover margin in college football at +8, forcing 12 turnovers (24th in the FBS) while turning it over four times (fifth in the FBS).
Georgia Tech’s Best Players
- Jeff Sims has been a dual threat for Georgia Tech so far this season. He has 1,068 passing yards, completing 58.8% of his passes and recording five touchdown passes and two interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 301 yards (50.2 ypg) on 84 carries with one rushing touchdown.
- Hassan Hall has carried the ball 61 times for a team-high 330 yards on the ground.
- Nate McCollum’s team-high 283 yards as a receiver have come on 29 receptions (out of 38 targets) with one touchdown.
- E.J. Jenkins has put together a 160-yard season so far with two touchdowns, hauling in 11 passes on 23 targets.
- Malachi Carter has compiled nine grabs for 158 yards, an average of 26.3 yards per game. He’s scored one time as a receiver this season.
- Ayinde Eley leads the team with 3.5 sacks. He’s also the team’s tackle leader, and has racked up 6.0 TFL and 40 tackles.
- Charlie Thomas has picked off a team-leading two passes. He also has 38 tackles, 3.0 TFL, one sack, and two passes defended to his name.
Virginia Betting Insights
- Virginia is 1-5-0 against the spread this year.
- Virginia is 1-1 against the spread when an underdog by 3.5 points or more this year.
- Virginia hase gone over in two of six games with a set total (33.3%).
Virginia Stats & Insights
- From an offensive perspective, Virginia is compiling 356.8 total yards per game (95th-ranked). It ranks 63rd in the FBS on defense (375.0 total yards given up per game).
- Virginia ranks 10th-worst in points per game (17.8), but it has been better on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 60th in the FBS with 24.8 points allowed per contest.
- Virginia ranks 80th in the FBS with 227.2 passing yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 44th with 212.0 passing yards allowed per game on defense.
- Virginia is accumulating 129.7 rushing yards per contest on offense this season (96th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 163.0 rushing yards per game (90th-ranked) on defense.
- Virginia is putting up a 35.4% third-down conversion percentage on offense this season (97th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering a 37.9% third-down rate (63rd-ranked) on defense.
- Virginia has a -4 turnover margin this season, which ranks 100th in the FBS.
Virginia’s Best Players
- Brennan Armstrong has been a dual threat for Virginia this season. He has 1,363 passing yards (227.2 per game) while completing 55% of his passes. He’s thrown five touchdown passes and seven interceptions this season. On the ground, he’s compiled 195 yards (32.5 ypg) on 68 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
- Perris Jones is his team’s leading rusher with 64 carries for 320 yards, or 53.3 per game. He’s found paydirt two times on the ground, as well.
- Keytaon Thompson has hauled in 449 receiving yards on 41 receptions to pace his team so far this season.
- Dontayvion Wicks has put up a 317-yard season so far with one touchdown. He’s caught 25 passes on 61 targets.
- Lavel Davis’ 14 receptions (on 29 targets) have netted him 293 yards (48.8 ypg) and two touchdowns.
- Chico Bennett Jr. has racked up 4.0 sacks to lead the team, while also picking up 4.0 TFL and 23 tackles.
- Virginia’s tackle leader, Nick Jackson, has 57 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and two sacks this year.
- Anthony Johnson has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with 38 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and two passes defended.