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ACC: Pittsburgh vs Georgia Tech 10/1/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1-3) vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (3-1)
October 1, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers -20 / Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +20; Over/Under: 50.5
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The Pittsburgh Panthers and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets clash Saturday in ACC week 5 college football action at Acrisure Stadium. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets look to rebound from a 1-3 start. The Pittsburgh Panthers look to build on their 3-1 record. 

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have lost their last 4 road games. Jeff Sims is completing 59.8 percent of his passes for 739 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Nate McCollum and Malachi Carter have combined for 311 receiving yards and 1 touchdown, while Malik Rutherford has 8 receptions. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets ground game is averaging 126.8 yards per contest, and Dontae Smith leads the way with 191 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, Georgia Tech is allowing 31.8 points and 416.5 yards per game. Ayinde Eley leads the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets with 42 tackles, Keion White has 4 sacks and Jaylon King has 1 interception.

The Pittsburgh Panthers have won 7 of their last 10 home games. Kedon Slovis is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 692 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Jared Wayne and Konata Mumpfield have combined for 447 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, while Gavin Bartholomew has 8 receptions. The Pittsburgh Panthers ground game is averaging 182.3 yards per contest, and Israel Abanikanda leads the way with 479 yards and 6 touchdowns. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 25.5 points and 321.5 yards per game. SirVocea Dennis leads the Pittsburgh Panthers with 24 tackles, Calijah Kancey has 2 sacks and Erick Hallett II has 2 interceptions.

The Yellow Jackets are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 17-36 ATS in their last 53 games overall. The Panthers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 6-0 in Yellow Jackets last 6 games overall. The over is 18-8 in Panthers last 26 games overall. The Yellow Jackets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are a mess on both sides of the ball, and now they just fired their head coach, with their athletic director likely also getting the boot. Hard to imagine Georgia Tech being able to get up for this game or string together significantly better play. The Pittsburgh Panthers are a quality offensive team that’s found their footing late, and they can score quickly and often. Georgia Tech doesn’t have the horses to keep up. I’ll take Pitt in a comfortable home victory.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Pittsburgh Panthers -20
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