The lock of the week for week nine in college football is a prime time game between the Clemson Tigers and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. This ACC clash will be played in prime time and has already garnered plenty of attention.
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Last week my lock of the week was the Miami Hurricanes over these very same Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, and one of the reason I knew the bugs would lose to the Canes, is because they would be looking forward to this game. If the Yellow Jackets can beat the Tigers they would defeat a top ranked team and that is something nice to have on the résumé’ when the bowl committee is looking for teams.
The College football odds for week nine opened with the Tigers listed as 4.5 point favorites over the home team Yellow Jackets. That line has since dropped nearly two points and sits at 3 even at many of the offshore sportsbooks. This drop happened although 85% of the public and the early betting money is on the Tigers. This is a very strong indication that smart money is on the Yellow Jackets.
Bobby Dodd Stadium will be rocking for the home team as they welcome the Tigers. Quarterback Tajh Boyd and superstar Sammy Watkins lead an explosive offense for Clemson that can put up a ton of points quickly against any defense in the country. There is a way to stop an offense as good as this one, don’t give them the ball.
The Yellow Jackets have a perfect type of offense to lull the Tigers defense to sleep and keep the offense off the field. Quarterback Tevin Washington leads the triple option running attack that can rack up yards and eat up the clock against the opposition.
The underdog is a cash cow in this series coming in at 13-4 against the spread (ATS) in their last 17 meetings so points are at a premium when these two teams take the field. The Yellow Jackets are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will give the Clemson Tigers their first loss of the season, so that makes Georgia tech the lock of the week in college football.
College Football Picks Week Nine