Tennessee Volunteers vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets College Football Betting Preview

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On Labor Day Monday September 4th the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will face the Tennessee Volunteers. This one gets started from a neutral field in Atlanta at 8PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV has the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the Tennessee Volunteers favored by -3 points with the total set at 56 points.

Expectations were very high for the Tennessee Volunteers last year. Instead the team finished at 9-4 and earned a Music City bowl berth where they beat Nebraska 36-24. The Joshua Dobbs era is over at Tennessee as they will break in a first year starter at quarterback. The issue for Tennessee in 2016 was the play of their defense. Volunteers gave up 449 yards a game last year. They struggled defending the run by allowing 219 yards per game which was five yards per carry average. Head coach Butch Jones is keeping it a secret to the media on who will get the start under center. The candidates are junior Quinten Dormady or Jarrett Guarantano a six foot four inch freshman. Dormady has been the favorite to win this job because he has been with the Volunteer program for two years. Tennessee had success from their running back John Kelly a junior who averaged six yards per carry. Last year the Yellow Jackets struggled defending the run by allowing 4.7 yards per rush attempt. Tennessee is hoping to have better injury luck than last year. They started 5-0 then injuries started to pile up and the Volunteers then went 4-4 to close the season.

Georgia Tech was also 9-4 in 2016. They faced Kentucky in the Tax Slayer Bowl and won 33-18. Their Triple Option offense posted 367 yards per game a year ago. Head coach Paul Johnson is also keeping his starting quarterback a secret. The leading candidate is junior Matthew Jordan who has the experience edge. Behind Jordan are two redshirt freshman quarterbacks. The Yellow Jackets run attack could have success against the Volunteers defense that struggled last year. Georgia Tech has both of their running backs returning this year and have experienced playmakers in their passing game.

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