[12:30 PM] Georgia Tech @ Pittsburgh

Who will WIN this matchup?

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-2)

@ Pittsburgh Panthers (3-2)


Current odds:

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: (+205)

Pittsburgh Panthers: (-245)


ESPN simulations have Pittsburgh as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Georgia Tech to win as (XX) favorites.

The line for this game is Pittsburgh by 6.5 points.

Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi admits his team would rather try to defend the run, and the Panthers get that chance Saturday as they host Georgia Tech in a matchup of two teams looking to escape the bottom of the ACC’s Coastal Division.

  Even with the early-game struggles, the Yellow Jackets have been good defensively in the red zone as they’ve allowed only seven scores in 20 situations to rank second nationally behind Ohio State. Freshman Dedrick Mills won ACC Rookie of the Week honors after rushing for 99 yards and scoring three touchdowns (one receiving). But Thomas has been inconsistent and the Yellow Jackets gave up four sacks and eight tackles for losses a week ago.

Conner’s recovery from cancer is one of the best stories in college football through the season’s first six weeks – he ranks sixth in the ACC in rushing with 381 yards and has run for five touchdowns. The Panthers average 250 yards rushing and 37.4 points per game. Defensive lineman Ejuan Price leads the league and is second in the country with 7 ½ sacks, pacing a defense that ranks fourth nationally and first in the conference with just 69.8 rushing yards allowed per contest.

Georgia Tech has allowed 18.4 points per game, ranking 21st nationally.

Pittsburgh S Jordan Whitehead is expected to play Saturday after the Panthers’ leading tackler missed last week’s game for what his coach called a personal reason.

The Yellow Jackets won their first two meetings with Pittsburgh after the Panthers joined the ACC in 2013 but dropped a 31-28 decision in Atlanta last season.

StreakSmarts Pick: Pittsburgh Panthers

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick