UCF vs. Georgia Tech: Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – December 22, 2023

Written By PlayPicks Staff on December 8, 2023

The oddsmakers think the Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl between the UCF Knights and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be a relatively tight one, with the Knights favored by 5 points. Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida will host the matchup on December 22, 2023, starting at 6:30 PM ET on ESPN. The over/under is set at 66.5 in the outing.

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UCF vs. Georgia Tech Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
UCF -5 -108 -112 66.5 -110 -110

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Computer Pick

Computer picks for UCF vs Georgia Tech
ATS Total Score prediction
Georgia Tech (+5) Under (66.5) UCF 31 Georgia Tech 28

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Team Stat Comparison

UCF Georgia Tech
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 32.5 (43) 31.2 (51)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 25.4 (57) 30.5 (99)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 13 (70) 18 (118)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 12 (73) 17 (15)

UCF vs. Georgia Tech Betting Insights

UCF Stats and Trends

  • UCF has compiled a 5-7-0 ATS record so far this year.
  • The Knights have covered the spread twice this season (2-3 ATS) when playing as at least 5-point favorites.
  • UCF and its opponent have combined to hit the over six out of 12 times this season.
  • Knights games this season have featured more combined points than this contest’s total of 66.5 points four times.
  • UCF’s games this season have had an average of 59.2 points, 7.3 fewer than this matchup’s over/under.

Recent Head-to-Head Matchups

In the last two matchups between these two squads, UCF holds a 2-0 advantage over Georgia Tech. The Knights and Yellow Jackets are tied 1-1 against the spread in those games while going over the total on one occasion. UCF put up 76 points in those two matchups compared to Georgia Tech’s 31.

Georgia Tech Stats and Trends

  • Georgia Tech has won seven games against the spread this year, failing to cover five times.
  • The Yellow Jackets have covered the spread four times this season (4-2 ATS) when playing as at least 5-point underdogs.
  • So far this year, nine of Georgia Tech’s 12 games with a set number have hit the over.
  • Ramblin’ Wreck games this season have had a combined scoring total higher than 66.5 points in three of 12 outings.
  • The average over/under for Tech’s outings this season is 56.2, 10.3 fewer points than this game’s point total.

UCF Players to Watch

  • John Rhys Plumlee leads the team with 2,074 passing yards (207.4 yards per game) and has a 63.9% completion percentage this year (145-of-227) while throwing 13 touchdowns with eight interceptions. He also has 473 rushing yards on 91 carries with five touchdowns, averaging 47.3 yards per game.
  • RJ Harvey has 211 attempts for a team-high 1,296 rushing yards (108.0 per game) and 16 touchdowns. He also has 17 catches for 231 receiving yards (19.3 per game) and two touchdowns.
  • Johnny Richardson has 557 yards on 84 carries (46.4 ypg), with one rushing touchdown.
  • This season Javon Baker has 43 receptions for a team-high 967 receiving yards (80.6 per game) and six touchdowns.
  • Kobe Hudson has tacked on 853 yards (on 42 catches) and seven touchdowns.
  • Xavier Townsend has 316 receiving yards on 31 receptions, with three touchdowns, averaging 31.6 yards per game.

Georgia Tech Players to Watch

  • Haynes King has thrown for 2,797 yards while completing 61.9% of his passes (219-of-354), with 26 touchdowns and 15 interceptions this year (233.1 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 108 times for 648 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 54.0 yards per game.
  • Jamal Haynes has rushed for a team-high 931 yards on 156 carries (77.6 yards per game) and seven touchdowns.
  • Eric Singleton Jr. has grabbed 47 passes for a team-high 706 yards while scoring six touchdowns. He averages 64.2 yards per game.
  • Malik Rutherford has also tacked on 44 catches for 462 yards and three touchdowns this year. He puts up 38.5 receiving yards per game.
  • Christian Leary has caught 25 passes for 351 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 31.9 yards per game this year.

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