The College Football Week 8 Lock is in the ACC, where the Miami Hurricanes take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Georgia Tech is having a sensational start to the season and playing great football. The Hurricanes have been inconsistent on the season, but have home field advantage heading into this contest.FREE PICKS: Visit Bookie Blitz often as picks are always updated and check out the links below for more free previews
The first thing that stands out about this game is the line. Although Georgia Tech is a better team on paper, the college football odds have the Hurricanes as two point favorites. That number is rising and is currently at 2.5, although the current public consensus shows 67% of the early betting money is coming in on Georgia Tech.
Last week Georgia Tech was exposed by a mediocre Virginia team. They were stopped on the ground which is the strength of Yellow Jackets offense. The triple-option is difficult to stop, but Virginia not only stopped the run, but they found holes in the defense. Georgia Tech gave up over 400 yards of offense and was rattled from the start. Now they face a Miami team that is seemingly getting better every week.
The Hurricanes started the season under a microscope for off the field events and had to deal with rumors and suspensions that engulfed the school. After avoiding the death sentence, Miami is started to play like a quality football team. Quarterback Jacory Harris is playing consistent football and has decreased his turnover ratio in his latest outings. After a win against North Carolina, Miami is poised to take down the Yellow Jackets.
The favorite has covered the number in four out of the last five outings in this game. The Yellow Jackets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss, 1-4-1 ATS in their last six conference games, and 0-3-1 ATS in their last four games in October.
Harris has evolved as a player and is moving the football without the devastating turnovers. Georgia Tech heads out on the road reeling from a tough loss and the downward trend will continue. Take the Miami Hurricanes as the college football lock for week eight.
College Football Week Eight