Georgia Tech vs. Pittsburgh Prediction, Odds, Spread and Over/Under for College Football Week 5

Sep 17, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets quarterback Jeff Sims (10) throws a
Sep 17, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets quarterback Jeff Sims (10) throws a / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

We have another Power 5 job opening, this time at Georgia Tech.

The Yellow Jackets fired Geoff Collins after the team's loss to UFC to fall to 1-4 on the season. Offensive line coach Brent Key will take over on interim basis and his first opportunity as the head man will be on the road against reigning ACC Champion Pitt.

Are the Panthers going to dispose and cover the massive spread against Georgia Tech, or can the Yellow Jackets get a spirited effort after their coach was dismissed last week?

Here are the odds from FanDuel Sportsbook:

Georgia Tech vs. Pittsburgh Odds, Spread and Total

Georgia Tech vs. Pittsburgh Betting Trends

  • Pat Narduzzi-led Pittsburgh teams are 5-15 against the spread (ATS) as a touchdown favorite or more
  • Both teams are 1-3 ATS this season
  • Pitt is 3-1 to the OVER this season
  • Georgia Tech is 0-3-1 to the OVER this season

Georgia Tech vs. Pittsburgh Prediction and Pick

Georgia Tech was one of my favorite win total under bets this season and Collins firing came ahead of when I thought it would come (following the Duke game next week), but this is the time to buy low on the Yellow Jackets.

The team is catching north of three touchdowns so there is plenty of wiggle room for this one to get home, especially with the fact that Narduzzi-led Panthers teams are so poor as a massive favorites.

Pitt is going to keep the ball on the ground and is not one to run up the score. The team is 27th in rush rate this season and is middle of the pack in success rate, ranking 56th.

They will face a Georgia Tech team that isn't very good ,but they are top 10 in tackles for loss in the country so they can keep the Panthers behind the sticks and keep this game competitive.

Looking at last week's box score, the Yellow Jackets probably should've beat UCF in a 17-point loss. They outgained the Knights by more than 100 yards and Jeff Sims looked great, passing for over 300 yards.

With the history of Narduzzi as a big favorite and a GT team that should be due for some positive regression, I'll take a stab at this massive number.