Virginia vs. Georgia Tech Prediction, Odds, Spread and Over/Under for College Football Week 8

Virginia Cavaliers quarterback Brennan Armstrong.
Virginia Cavaliers quarterback Brennan Armstrong. / Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Two ACC teams trending in opposite directions will meet on Thursday night, will there be a reversal with each team coming off of their respective bye weeks?

Georgia Tech has rattled off two straight wins since firing head coach Geoff Collins and now faces a sputtering Virginia team that is 2-4 on the year under first year head coach Tony Elliot.

There are some injury questions despite both teams getting a week to rest, so how is that impacting the spread for this early week affair? Let's check out the odds and dish out a best bet:

Virginia vs. Georgia Tech Odds, Spread and Total

Virginia vs. Georgia Tech Betting Trends

  • Virginia is 1-5 against the spread (ATS) this season
  • Georgia Tech is 0-1 ATS as a favorite this season
  • Georgia Tech hasn't gone OVER a total this season (0-4-2)

Virginia vs. Georgia Tech Prediction and Pick

We'll start with some injury news on the Georgia Tech front, who lost its starting quarterback at the end of their overtime victory against Duke two weeks ago. He is still listed day-to-day, which is worrisome considering the Thursday night kickoff.

This is something to monitor as Sims impact is massive to the point spread, but I do believe there is some merit to backing the Cavaliers either way. The Sims injury news could impact when you make the wager, but the Woos appear to be do for some upward trajectory as underdogs.

It's been a struggle for Elliot in his first season in Charlottesville, unable to get quarterback Brennan Armstrong going in 2022. The team has gone from a top 10 unit in terms of yards per play last season with Armstrong under center to 96th heading into Week 8.

However, this is a change in situation for the Yellow Jackets, who have improved greatly since moving on from Collins. However, this is a swift upgrade after closing as home underdogs to Duke two weeks ago. The Yellow Jackets offensive line remains a problem, outside the top 100 nationally in terms of yards per play and points per drive.

Virginia's defense has held up nicely despite the drop off in production on offense, ranking 48th in defensive success rate and top 10 against explosive pass plays. I expect them to limit either Sims or Akron transfer Zach Gibson.

I'm going to side with the Woos as underdogs to get back on track during the second half of the season.