Since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2013, the Pittsburgh Panthers have faced the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets every year, winning four of the seven meetings. The tradition nearly was interrupted in 2020 as the ACC rivals' matchup slated for Nov. 14 was postponed due to COVID-19 issues involving both teams. The contest was rescheduled, however, and the Yellow Jackets look to avoid a three-game slide in the series when they host the Panthers on Thursday. Kickoff from Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field in Atlanta is set for 7 p.m. ET.
Georgia Tech (3-6, 3-5 ACC), which has dropped four of its last five meetings with the Panthers, is coming off a 23-13 loss at North Carolina State on Saturday. Pittsburgh (5-5, 4-5) had its hopes for a third straight win squashed last time out as it was trounced 52-17 at Clemson on Nov. 28. The Panthers are 7.5-point favorites in the latest Pittsburgh vs. Georgia Tech odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 55. Before making any Georgia Tech vs. Pittsburgh picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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- Pittsburgh vs. Georgia Tech spread: Panthers -7.5
- Pittsburgh vs. Georgia Tech over-under: 55 points
- Pittsburgh vs. Georgia Tech money line: Panthers -300, Yellow Jackets +240
- PITT: The Panthers are 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games
- GT: The Yellow Jackets are 0-6 ATS in their last six contests following an ATS win
Why Pittsburgh can cover
Kenny Pickett had a rough time against Clemson as he doubled his season total with four interceptions and was sacked six times, but he still managed to throw two touchdown passes for the fifth time in seven games. Despite being kept out of the end zone himself, the senior quarterback still leads the Panthers with seven rushing touchdowns this season. Sophomore running back Vincent Davis, who is second with five running scores, made the first touchdown catch of his career against the Tigers.
Pickett's other scoring pass went to Jordan Addison, who tops Pittsburgh with four receiving TDs. The freshman also is first on the team in receptions (57) and yards (652) after recording at least 125 in two of his last four contests. Addison tops all freshmen in the nation in catches and receiving yards, and is looking to become the first such player to lead the Panthers in both categories since Tyler Boyd in 2013.
Why Georgia Tech can cover
The Yellow Jackets were without Jahmyr Gibbs on Saturday due to a hamstring injury but expect to have the freshman running back in the lineup against the Panthers. Thanks to having missed two games this year, Gibbs is second on Georgia Tech with 460 yards and four rushing touchdowns. He also is tied for the team lead in both receptions (24) and receiving TDs (three) while placing second with 303 receiving yards.
Fellow freshman Jeff Sims tops the Yellow Jackets in rushing with 478 yards and five touchdowns on 110 carries. The quarterback has run for 201 yards over his last two games after gaining a total of 26 in his previous three contests. Senior wideout Jalen Camp leads Georgia Tech with 342 receiving yards while junior Adonicas Sanders posted his first career 100-yard performance last weekend, making seven catches for 105 yards after hauling in eight passes for 111 over his first six games of the season.
How to make Pittsburgh vs. Georgia Tech picks
SportsLine's model is leaning under the total. In fact, it says neither team has a player who rushes for more than 35 yards. It also has generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
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