Flat on the Flats

Some Georgia Tech nuggets for your morning pleasure:

–Most books have Clemson listed as an 18.5 to 19.5-point favorite vs. Ga. Tech in the season opener. The total is 49.5 or 50 points. The Tigers have won seven in a row over the Yellow Jackets in this rivalry. These teams will play on Monday night of Week 1.

–Ga. Tech finished last season -1,055 in net yardage and -2 in turnover margin.

–In Phil Steele’s National Unit Rankings which go up to the 58-67 range at most positions, Ga. Tech only made the list for QBs at No. 59. In Steele’s ACC Unit Rankings, the Yellow Jackets are No. 9 (out of 14 teams) at QB, No. 10 at RB, No. 12 at WR, No. 11 on the offensive line, No. 12 on the defensive line, No. 13 at LB, No. 12 in the secondary and No. 12 on special teams.

–FanDuel has Ole Miss listed as a 10-point road favorite (at a -105 price) at Ga. Tech in Week 3. The Rebels host Troy in their opener and then Central Arkansas before making the trek to Atlanta.

–FanDuel has Ga. Tech listed as a 28-point underdog in its regular-season finale at Georgia.

Ole Miss -10 might be the “bet the ranch” bet of the year.

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37 responses to “Flat on the Flats

  1. It’s just football, dog.

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  2. RangerRuss

    This once again proves my theory that tech sucks.
    Fuckn nerds.

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  3. Ran A

    Home – Clemson – L
    Home Western Carolina – W
    Home Ole Miss – L
    Away UCF – L
    Away Pitt – L
    Home Duke – W (maybe)
    Home Virginia – L
    Away FSU – L
    Away Virginia Tech – L
    Home Miami – L
    Home North Carolina – L
    Away Georgia – L

    Starting off against a Clemson team that is still butt-hurt with how last season went, with most of that team returning (pretty much all on defense) was an unlucky draw. National TV game – Dabo’s ego being dinged… This could be 63-3.

    They “might” upset somebody along the way, but seriously doubt there are two upsets in this schedule. Guessing that by the time th Georgia game comes around, Geoff will be sitting on a beach counting the $$$ from the rest of his contract (which is guaranteed – by the way). $3.3MM with 3 more years on it…

    With that said, Kirby’s new contract will pay him in one year what Geoff will make in the last 3.

    Just another data point in just how far apart these two programs are now.

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    • akascuba

      It couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch. I know many younger fans don’t understand the hate that is tech week. #FTMF may they stay on our schedule forever so we can destroy their nerd dreams and never forget we run this state.

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    • Harold Miller

      That is pretty much the way I see it as well. They will be panhandling for buyout money after week 7.

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  4. Ole Miss -10? What are the guys in Vegas smoking? That may be the first quarter spread tease bet.

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    • artistformerlyknownasbman

      The spread and the hashbrowns will both be covered that week.

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    • miltondawg

      Ole Miss -10 makes about as much sense to me as Georgia -28 at home. The squares will be all over Ole Miss -10 for sure. Will be interesting to see where the sharps are on the Ole Miss -10 action. It will be Lane’s first game against a P5 opponent and I have no doubt that he’ll have done all the homework on the Clemson tape and will be looking to make a splash in mid-September after two lesser opponents.

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  5. One of the posters known as Mark

    The best part? The nerds can see the train coming, but can only rage at their impotence to do anything about the fact that they are inextricably bound on the tracks. They must endure the sure knowledge that they are going to lose to their hated rival for YEARS, and are utterly powerless to change that fact.

    Their fury and despair is an endless wellspring of sweet, cool sustenance for the Bulldog soul.

    Delightful.

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    • -28 considering they have scored 7 points total in the last 2 editions of Old Fashioned Hate (and that 7 was the result of a field position gift due to a muffed punt). -28 may be the 1st half spread in Athens in November.

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    • Bulldawg Bill

      Oh, Mark, you silver-tongued devil, you!!!!! I just luv it when you talk dirty like that!! Ooooh! Don’t stop!! Don’t stop!!!!!!!!

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  6. archiecreek

    Not a word from the nerds in my orbit since about 2017. They use to yap and bump their gums around the Annual Asswhoopin’ in December. Nary a word….
    they KNOW!!

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  7. NotMyCrossToBear

    But they are all millionaires and all UGA grads are all illiterate.

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  8. muttleyagain

    Here in Atlanta I dread all the GT trash talk that’s coming after they lose the opener to Clemson. That’ll make 8IAR, which we’ve never accomplished- we always seem to have a fluke after win seven- but Clemson will have done it; FSU put up double digits on them (Twelve? 13IAR? Can’t remember). There’s probably someone else who has.

    So they’ll be running their mealy mouths at us, for being the only major program in the area that hasn’t hung that many in a row on them.

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  9. practicaldawg

    The typical Laner offense should hang 70+ on Yech

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  10. Russ

    Clemson is 19.5 over Tech and we’re 17.5 over Oregon? Both of those are stupid. Clemson wins by at least 35 and Dawgs win by a comfortable 10+.

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  11. Ray S

    I’d love to put some money on Ole Miss!!! Stupid question though, Is betting on games legal in Georgia or do I have to go to a casino for that? I have no idea how to go about that.

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  12. Texas Dawg

    I think the odds makers are being extremely kind to Tech. If they are within 28 of Clemson, I will be surprised. It is college football, so anything is possible, just not realistically probable.

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    • RangerRuss

      I tend to agree with you, TejasDawg. The oddsmakers do this for a living, but everyone can be wrong. I believe they’re basing this year’s score on last year. Kind of a lazy take. Yeah, it was a 14-8 squeaker, but it was only two weeks after the eventual National Champion University of Georgia Bulldogs broke Clemson.
      Then again it could be we who are wrong and Vegas knows what deep in our heart we all know.
      Clemson sucks.

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  13. uga97

    An HC throwing a hail Mary using ingredients that makes Bert’s Chili. That’s where their program stands heading into this fall.

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