UCF vs. Georgia Tech Prediction: Picks & Start Time – September 2022

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The UCF Knights (2-1) and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1-2) will clash at FBC Mortgage Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

UCF vs. Georgia Tech Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 21 points, with sportsbooks listing UCF as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UCF has -1736 odds to pick up the win, while Georgia Tech is listed at +861 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 56.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch UCF vs. Georgia Tech Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPNU
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Stadium: FBC Mortgage Stadium

Betting Preview

UCF

UCF has been a tough matchup for opposing teams, ranking top-25 in both total offense (seventh-best with 530.7 yards per game) and total defense (18th-best with 269.3 yards allowed per game) this year. UCF is averaging 36.7 points per game on offense (46th in the FBS), and ranks 28th defensively with 14.7 points allowed per game. On the defensive side of the ball, UCF has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking seventh-best by giving up only 119.7 passing yards per game. The Knights rank 47th on offense (259.3 passing yards per game). UCF ranks 79th in run defense this season (149.7 rushing yards allowed per game), but has been thriving on the offensive side of the ball, ranking fifth-best in the FBS with 271.3 rushing yards per game. UCF has the 26th-ranked offense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (51.0% percentage), and has been more effective defensively, ranking 16th-best with a 25.6% third-down percentage allowed. UCF has forced two total turnovers (111th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over four times (48th in the FBS) for -2a turnover margin of -2, 100th-ranked in college football.

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech has been outplayed on both offense and defense this season, ranking sixth-worst in total offense (264.7 total yards per game) and 18th-worst in total defense (441.0 total yards allowed per game). Georgia Tech ranks 10th-worst in points per game (15.0), but it has been more productive defensively, ranking 105th in the FBS with 33.3 points surrendered per contest. Georgia Tech ranks 12th-worst in passing yards per game (141.7), but it has been more productive on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 92nd in the FBS with 253.7 passing yards ceded per contest. Georgia Tech ranks 96th in rushing yards per game (123.0), but it has been less productive defensively, ranking 22nd-worst in the FBS with 187.3 rushing yards allowed per contest. Georgia Tech has been unproductive on both offense and defense on third down this season, ranking 13th-worst in third-down conversion percentage (28.9%) and 25th-worst in third-down percentage allowed (44.4%). Georgia Tech has produced six forced turnovers this season and have turned the ball over two times, resulting in a +4 turnover margin, which ranks 16th-best in the FBS.

UCF vs. Georgia Tech Betting Analysis

UCF Betting Insights

UCF is 2-1-0 against the spread this season. In games they have played as 21-point favorites or more, UCF has a perfect ATS record of 1-0. Games involving UCF have hit the over once this season. The Knights have been the moneyline favorite only two other times so far this season, and they split the two games. The Knights have yet to play a game with moneyline odds of -1736 or shorter.

Yellow Jackets Betting Insights

Georgia Tech has not covered the spread in any matchup this season (0-3-0). Georgia Tech has yet to cover the spread (0-1) when it’s at least 21-point underdogs. This season, not one Georgia Tech’s games have hit the over. The Yellow Jackets have lost both games they’ve played as underdogs this season. The Yellow Jackets have played as an underdog of +861 or more once this season and lost that game.

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UCF vs. Georgia Tech Against The Spread & Betting Records

UCF

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 60.7 60.3 61.5
Implied Total AVG 40.0 42.5 35.0
ATS Record 2-1-0 1-1-0 1-0-0
Over/Under Record 1-2-0 1-1-0 0-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-1 0-1 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-0 0-0 0-0

Yellow Jackets

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 60.0 60.0
Implied Total AVG 41.0 41.0
ATS Record 0-3-0 0-3-0 0-0-0
Over/Under Record 0-3-0 0-3-0 0-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 1-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-2 0-2 0-0

Players to Watch

UCF

  • With 1.0 sack to go with 2.0 TFL and 10 tackles in three games, Josh Celiscar has been a big contributor to the Knights’ defense in 2022.
  • The Knights’ defense has been helped by the contributions of Jason Johnson, who has suited up for three games and collected 17 tackles.
  • Divaad Wilson has played three games, totaling five tackles and one interception for the Knights.
  • Quadric Bullard has been a key piece of the Knights’ defensive unit in 2022, with 11 tackles in three games.

Yellow Jackets

  • Ayinde Eley has been causing chaos on defense, compiling 19 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and two sacks for the Yellow Jackets.
  • Charlie Thomas has been doing his part on defense, amassing one interception to go with 21 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and one pass defended for the Yellow Jackets.
  • Keion White has 2.0 sacks to go with 2.0 TFL and nine tackles in three games.
  • On defense, Jaylon King has racked up 11 tackles and one interception in three games.

UCF vs. Georgia Tech Predictions and Pick

UCF vs. Georgia Tech betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Knights (-21)

    Pick OU:

    Under (56.5)

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How to Bet on UCF vs. Georgia Tech

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Our prediction to win this game is UCF, and we expect that UCF will cover the spread (UCF -21). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 56.5 points.

WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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