The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will take on the Northern Illinois Huskies at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Both programs are in flux with third-year coaches who have hit a rough spot after the programs enjoyed decades of winning football. Geoff Collins is 6-16 in his two seasons at Georgia Tech, while Thomas Hammock is 5-13 in his two seasons in DeKalb.

Georgia Tech went 3-7 in last year's pandemic-shortened season, while Northern Illinois had a rough 0-6 campaign. The Yellow Jackets are favored by 19-points in the latest Georgia Tech vs. Northern Illinois odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 57. Before entering any Northern Illinois vs. Georgia Tech picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Georgia Tech vs. Northern Illinois. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college football odds for Georgia Tech vs. Northern Illinois:

  • Georgia Tech vs. Northern Illinois spread: Georgia Tech -19
  • Georgia Tech vs. Northern Illinois over-under: 57 points
Featured Game | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Northern Illinois Huskies

What to know about the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Georgia Tech is losing 10 starters from its 2020 team but still returning a solid 82 percent of overall production and as the program looks to turn the corner, a lot of pressure will fall on quarterback Jeff Sims. The former four-star recruit was up-and-down as a true freshman, completing 54.9 percent of his passes for 1,881 yards and 13 touchdowns with 13 interceptions. However, Sims led the team in rushing, finishing with 492 yards and six scores.

Sims and Jahmyr Gibbs have the potential to form a pretty dynamic backfield for at least two more seasons, with Gibbs rushing for 460 yards and four touchdowns while also catching 24 passes for 303 yards and three scores. Collins has lauded Sims for his development and dedication during the offseason and if he can take a big step forward, he could take the entire program with him.

What to know about the Northern Illinois Huskies

Despite going winless in an odd season of MAC football, the Huskies got solid quarterback play out of Ross Bowers but he left during the offseason. Now it's up to Michigan State transfer Rocky Lombardi to steward the program. Lombardi has the benefit of Big Ten experience (332 pass attempts), but he completed just 47.9 percent of his passes for 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

The Huskies should have an improved running game with Harrison Waylee back after rushing 456 yards in just six games as a freshman. He'll be running behind an offensive line that welcomes all five starters back and if NIU can reestablish its running game, it will go a long way towards making the program competitive again in the MAC West.

How to make Georgia Tech vs. Northern Illinois picks

The model has simulated Georgia Tech vs. Northern Illinois 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning under, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

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