NCAA football betting handicappers have both teams slated as ACC championship contenders against the NCAA odds this year. Miami opened as a 4.5-point NCAA football betting home favorite for this matchup. This looks to be an even handicap to bet on the Yellow Jackets and against the NCAA odds.
Georgia Tech is 2-0 straight up and 0-1 against the NCAA football betting board. Last week in NCAA football betting Thursday night action the Yellow Jackets beat Clemson 30-27 but failed to cover as 5-point home favorites as they blew a 24-0 lead and needed a late field goal to escape with the win.
Miami is 1-0 straight up and against the NCAA football betting board. The Hurricanes are coming off a 38-34 road win at Florida State in which they got the cash as 6-point dogs. Miami had a furious goal line stand at the end of the game to preserve the NCAA football betting win.
In this head to head NCAA football betting series Georgia Tech has beaten Miami straight up the past 4 consecutive years and covered every game in the process. Last Year the Yellow Jackets scored a 41-23 NCAA football betting victory over Miami as 3-point home favorites.
Georgia Tech has covered 15 out of their last 21 games in which they are coming off a failure to cover the spread. Despite the great start to the season there are several strong negative indicators towards the Hurricanes in this one. Miami has covered just 6 out of their last 20 games when coming off a straight up win.
The Canes have covered just 8 out of their last 27 ACC conference games. Miami has gotten the cash in just 13 out of their last 46 home games. Miami is just 3-13 against the spread when coming off a bye week. Georgia Tech’s supreme ground attack will receive a stern test from the Miami defense.
While optimism is high for Miami and Tech is frustrated after a sloppy yet successful start, the trends show that Miami has not handled Tech or success well in the past. The question is whether that will change in 2009.