Georgia Tech vs. UCF Odds & Pick: Yellow Jackets Massive Underdogs

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The Ramblin’ Wreck is out of its depths in FBS, as it’s been smacked by a total score of 183-10 courtesy of its past four against college football’s big boys. Now, Georgia Tech visits UCF for the first time. Here is a look at Georgia vs. UCF odds and a pick in Week 4 of the NCAAF season.

John Rhys Plumlee, a 6-foot senior from Hattiesburg, Mississippi who ran for 1,000 yards as the Ole Miss signal-caller, collected dust for two years before being resurrected in Orlando by second-year Knights head coach Gus Malzahn — whose career has also been resuscitated near Disney World.

Plumlee is back to his darting and dashing self, with a fine cabinet of weapons to keep Georgia Tech off-balance and guessing for 60 more minutes of drudgery.

Georgia Tech vs. UCF Betting Lines: Point Spread, Total, Moneyline

Here are live odds from around the betting market as the Yellow Jackets visit the Golden Knights in Orlando, Florida.

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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1-2, 0-3 against the spread)

The Jackets have been tossed around like a rag doll by Notre Dame, Georgia, Ole Miss, and Clemson. But when it stepped down in class two weeks ago against West Carolina (the coach’s alma mater), it couldn’t even cover a 24-point line in a 35-17 decision.

Cutting straight to the chase of what ails the Jackets, their offense would be the most inefficient in the nation if it weren’t for Akron.

That the offensive units at Temple, UMass, New Mexico State, Hawaii, Kent State, Colorado, and UTEP are all more effective than Georgia Tech is pitiful and all anyone needs to know about these sloppy, sting-less bees.

I do give Jeff Sims, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound quarterback from Jacksonville, major credit for sticking around for a junior campaign. In today’s game, a hint of dissatisfaction and the thin-skinned, spineless multi-star is off to the portal.

In his first two seasons, Sims threw for 25 touchdowns and had 20 picked off by the other guys. He ran it in for 10 scores but also fumbled it over to foes 15 times. This season, he has one TD pass and two interceptions.

Sims does not have much help around him. Dontae Smith has run 25 times for 154 yards and a TD, while Nate McCollum has nabbed 12 passes for 107 yards.

Even worse, Sims figures to have trouble with mid-level to deep attempts since Phil Steele, in his preview annual that is the Bible of the industry, calls UCF’s secondary a top-10 crew in the country. Safeties Quadric Bullard and Divaad Wilson, along with Missouri transfer Jarvis Ware, lock down that area.

The Jackets are idle in four weeks, which might be a keen time for fourth-year head coach Geoff Collins to arrange campus tryouts to unearth some walk-on talent from the intramural fields.

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UCF Golden Knights (2-1, 2-1 ATS)

Plumlee and his mates will be ready to dazzle before a national ESPNU audience. He’s back to running with some abandon, as his 52 carries and 290 ground yardage lead the Knights. He has scored three times and fumbled it to opponents once.

Behind him and at his sides are ex-Northwestern tailback Isaiah Bowser (167 yards and 5 TDs) and Johnny Richardson (185 and a touchdown). Receiver Ryan O’Keefe (5 runs for 85 yards) even gets into the running act on end-around scampers. He has a 10-yard average on 13 receptions, too.

QB John Rhys Plumlee and UCF are large favorites on oddsboards vs. Georgia Tech in NCAAF Week 4 (AP Photo/Doug Murray)

Nationally, UCF averages a fourth-best 273 rushing yards. It is dynamic in also averaging 259 aerial yards. Of the country’s top-25 rushing squads, only four throw for more yards than the Golden Knights. Steele tabs UCF’s receivers as a top-25 national unit.

Javon Baker has caught 17 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns, Xavier Townsend has averaged nearly seven yards on nine catches, and tight ends Alec Holler and Kemore Gamble average about 25 yards between them on eight receptions.

Penalties can be an issue, but playing before its rambunctious fans figures to boost UCF in many ways, further discombobulating visitors who have never ventured to the Bounce House.

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Georgia Tech vs. UCF Sports Betting Recommendation & Pick

Glance, once more, at that total score: 183-10. The Yellow Jackets have mustered one mere TD against its past four FBS foes, a 13-yard pass from Sims to EJ Jenkins early in the second half, capping a nine-play, 57-yard drive against Clemson in this season’s opener.

After that, the Tigers steamrollered Tech, 27-0, the rest of the way. Georgia Tech has lost its edge against the big boys, and it won’t find it against this opponent in this yard. It will be fortunate to tally a single touchdown.

Our Pick: Golden Knights -20 (-110)

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Rob Miech is a writer and contributor for Gaming Today, covering soccer and producing sports betting features. He has written about college hoops for the Las Vegas Sun, CBS SportsLine and the Pasadena Star-News. He is the author of four books, including Sports Betting for Winners.

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