Check out the Duke vs. Georgia Tech fearless prediction and game preview.
Duke (3-4) vs. Georgia Tech (4-3) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Oct. 29
Game Time: 12:00 pm
Venue: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Network: ACC Network
Both teams are effectively out of the Coastal race, with Duke still looking for its first ACC win and Georgia Tech already with three conference losses. Now it’s time to see who wants to get into the bowl mix.
The Yellow Jackets have beaten the four teams they were supposed to, but three of the next four games are on the road – North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Georgia – and all three will be nasty. Beat Virginia next month, and beat Duke this week, and the Yellow Jackets get a 13th game. It might not be what the team was looking for coming into the season, but it’s an improvement after a dud of a 2015.
The Blue Devils just can’t quite get the season going. They lost winnable games against Wake Forest, Northwestern and Virginia, and it’s going to take a massive upset to come up with a win in November, so if there’s going to be any hope of going on a trip, this is a win-or-else moment.
Do the Blue Devils have the defense get it done?
They’ve had to weeks to prepare, and yeah, they got the job done against the Army option attack a few weeks ago, holding it to 165 yards and a score. Georgia Tech does it better, but Duke’s linebackers and defensive front have done a nice job against the run so far this year – at least against anyone but Lamar Jackson.
But Georgia Tech has also had two weeks off to rest up, and it’s got a better defense that should be able to stuff a mediocre Duke attack that can’t score against anyone but Notre Dame.
The Blue Devils have scored just 14 points or fewer four times this year, and they’re not going to do enough to overcome a decent day from the D that’ll keep the game close.
Duke vs. Georgia Tech Prediction
Final Score: Georgia Tech 23, Duke 14
Line: Georgia Tech -6.5, o/u: 50.5
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