College Football Picks: North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Jeff GrantContributor ISeptember 17, 2013

College Football Picks: North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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    The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have won their last seven home games against the North Carolina Tar Heels, which is important to consider when making your college football Week 4 picks on Saturday as the two teams face off at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

    Sports bettors will find that the Yellow Jackets are 5.5-point favorites in the NCAA football odds, with the betting total sitting at 61 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this ACC matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum.

North Carolina Tar Heels

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    The North Carolina Tar Heels have split their first two games of the season. They are coming off a 40-20 victory over Middle Tennessee State as 19.5-point home favorites on Sept. 7.

    College football handicappers will find that the Tar Heels are 0-6 straight up and 1-5 against the spread in their last six games as an underdog. 

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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    The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have won and covered the number in their first two games—winning the rushing battle by 491 combined yards over that span.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Yellow Jackets are 4-2-1 against the spread as favorites of 3.5 to 10 points. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, as they've gone 4-0 against the spread in the last four meetings in this series.

    College Football Pick: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -5.5

     

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