UNC vs. Georgia Tech Betting Picks, Predictions & Odds: Will Tar Heels Rebound?
James Guillory, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Mack Brown
UNC vs. Georgia Tech
- Spread: Georgia Tech +10.5
- Over/Under: 49
- Time: 4 p.m. ET
- TV: ACC Network
If you found a machine that printed money, would you leave it before its paper stock ran out? North Carolina in the second has been a profitable bet every single week with upsets of South Carolina and Miami. Last week, the Tar Heels came just a 2-point conversion of beating the reigning national champions Clemson.
Freshman quarterback Sam Howell continues to show up in the fourth quarter, while largely missing in the first half.
Georgia Tech comes off a loss at Temple in which no offensive points were scored.
The Yellow Jackets have been a grease fire in third down and red zone situations. Georgia Tech is 130th in red zone scoring percentage and 124th in third-down conversion rate.
The Jackets are expected to go with redshirt freshman James Graham at quarterback, and the dual-threat signal caller should have more success in the passing game, which could take advantage of a Tar Heels defense that is 97th in opponent completion rate.
North Carolina is in a hangover spot after threatening Clemson, and a bye week awaits the Heels after a trip to Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Georgia Tech should play its best half after a loss to The Citadel and no offensive scores at Temple. As always, Sam Howell will be waiting at the second half to cover a sixth straight second-half line.
Pick: Georgia Tech +5.5 1H & UNC 2H