Georgia Tech at Clemson odds, picks and prediction

Joe Williams
Sportsbook Wire

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1-1) and Clemson Tigers (1-1) meet Saturday in an ACC opener for both teams at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Georgia Tech at Clemson odds and lines, and make our expert college football picks, predictions and bets.

The Yellow Jackets were stunned as 19-point favorites at home by Northern Illinois 22-21 in their opener Sept. 4. They rebounded with a 45-17 win over Kennesaw State of the FCS, but questions still remain.

The Tigers, No. 6 in the AFCA Coaches Poll powered by USA TODAY Sports, rebounded from its opening 10-3 loss to Georgia. They roughed up FCS South Carolina State by a 49-3 count last week, but this will be their first true test since the UGA defeat.

Georgia Tech at Clemson odds, spread and lines

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated Friday at 5:18 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Georgia Tech +1300 (bet $100 to win $1,300) | Clemson -5000 (bet $5,000 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Georgia Tech +28.5 (-120) | Clemson -28.5 (+100)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 51.5 (O: -117 | U: -103)

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Georgia Tech at Clemson odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

Clemson 45, Georgia Tech 17

Money line

Clemson (-5000) annihilated Georgia Tech in Atlanta last season 73-7, tying the record for the most points scored by the Tigers in this series. Expect another lopsided win, but you can't risk $100 for every $2 in profit.

AVOID.

Against the spread

GEORGIA TECH +28.5 (-120) is worth playing very, very lightly. It will have revenge on its mind after last season's drubbing, but can the Jackets do anything about it? Time will tell, but this isn't the same triple-option offense that would be in trouble if it fell behind early.

The Yellow Jackets are green and questions remain on defense, but they now run a 21st century offense, which should help keep them within hailing distance of the Tigers.

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Over/Under

OVER 51.5 (- 117) is the best play on the board. The Clemson offense got well last week, albeit it came against a cupcake opponent, but the Tigers regained their confidence after running into brick wall in their opening marquee game.

The Georgia Tech offense might have some difficulty scoring early on in this one, but look for the Over to connect in the fourth quarter after Clemson takes its foot off the gas. The Tigers could also easily take care of this number by themselves.

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