Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech Pick & Prediction 9/26/13

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The Virginia Tech Hokies and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are going to be clashing on the gridiron on Thursday, September 26th as a part of Week 5 college football odds. Join us at Cappers Info as we highlight some of the best NCAA football picks that you’ll find on the internet!

Week 5 NCAA Football Pick: Virginia Tech Hokies @ Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Thursday, September 26th, 7:30 ET
Location: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Week 5 Betting Odds: Georgia Tech -7 (43.5)
Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech Live TV: ESPN

Over the course of the last several years, the Virginia Tech defense has done a pretty darn good job of slowing down the triple option against the Yellow Jackets. Only really in 2011 did Head Coach Paul Johnson come up with a scheme that was good enough to put up over 400 yards, and even that year, the defense couldn’t get it together and ended up losing the game. The Jackets to have covers in four of their last five games in this series, but they also only have one SU victory in that stretch as well. It’s also a sign that these games are generally close, and the last five meetings have all been decided by 11 points or fewer.

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That said, this is a perfect spot for a teaser. Virginia Tech hasn’t been all that great over the course of the last few weeks after contending for the majority of the game in a reasonable effort against Alabama in Week 1. However, this defense is absolutely legitimate, and that alone should be able to keep the Hokies in this game. That said, getting this ‘total’ down into the mid-30s is borderline insane. Even if Mother Nature does play a role in this one and drop a bunch of weather, it’s still going to be tough to see how there will be fewer than 37 points scored in this game when push comes to shove, especially knowing that these Yellow Jackets have scored 28, 38, and 70 in their three games thus far this season. As long as QB Logan Thomas plays somewhat like a senior starting quarterback, this should be an easy one. We do think though, that the short week is going to play into the hands of the Ramblin’ Wreck and give them the SU victory.

Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech Pick: 7-Point Teaser: Virginia Tech +14 w/ Over 36.5
Virginia Tech @ Georgia Tech Score Prediction: Georgia Tech 27 – Virginia Tech 21

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Cappersinfo.com Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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