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How and what to watch for Duke vs. Georgia Tech

Both of these teams are eager to get back on the field after being sidelined for weeks.

Jeff Sims #10 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets looks to pass during the second half at Alumni Stadium on October 24, 2020 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Getty Images

Barring any last minute disruptions due to COVID-19, both the Duke Blue Devils and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will see the field for the first time in weeks when both teams meet in Atlanta on Saturday.

Tech has been out of commission since Halloween, where they suffered a 31-13 home loss at the hands of Notre Dame. With a 2-5 record, has shown modest improvement in year-two of the Geoff Collins era. While inconsistent at times under the Jeff Sims led offense, the Jackets have shown an ability to break off chunk plays, ranking 26th in explosive rate.

David Cutcliffe’s Blue Devils were last in action three weeks ago where they got pummeled 56-24 by North Carolina in their annual rivalry showdown. After three straight weeks of holding opponents to four yards a carry or under, the Blue Devils were gashed by the Tar Heels for 332 rushing yards on 7.2 ypc and five touchdowns.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Duke vs. Georgia Tech on Saturday, November 28th at 7:00 p.m. ET only on regional sports networks, including Fox Sports South in Atlanta. Check this list for where you can see the game in your area.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Duke vs. Georgia Tech (Pick ‘em)
Point Total: 58
Money line: Duke (-110) vs. Georgia Tech (-110)

  • Each of Duke’s last six night games against non-AP-ranked teams have gone OVER the total points line.
  • Georgia Tech has covered the spread in each of its last five night games in Georgia.
  • The over of 47.5 hit in a 41-23 Duke victory during last year’s matchup.

The Best Bet

With pick ‘em status, this is truly a coin flip between two teams near the bottom of the ACC standings. Having the homefield advantage here with an offense that can break off an explosive play or two, expect Georgia Tech to have the edge.

Pick: Georgia Tech (-110)

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