Georgia Tech at Miami football: Week 5 Prediction, Odds, Spread and total

Sep 23, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Mandatory Credit: Andy Lewis-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 23, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Mandatory Credit: Andy Lewis-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football team hosts Georgia Tech in its first 2023 ACC game. Georgia Tech travels South after a shocking 38-27 loss at home to Bowling Green last week. Georgia Tech has a win over Wake Forest and a loss to Louisville in the season opener in ACC play. Miami won 35-14 at Georgia Tech in 2022.

Miami is 3-1 versus the spread this season. The Hurricanes have covered all three games versus FBS opponents. Miami only failed to cover as a 53.5-point favorite in a 48-7 win over Bethune-Cookman in week three. The Hurricanes covered easily versus Miami (Ohio), Texas A&M and Temple.

Georgia Tech is 2-3 versus the point spread this season. The Yellow Jackets covered as a seven-point underdog in a 39-34 loss in the season opener to Louisville and defeated Wake Forest 30-16 with the Demon Deacons as a 3.5-point favorite. Georgia Tech lost 48-23 to Mississippi as a 17-point underdog.

Georgia Tech defeated South Carolina State  48-13 as a 44.0 favorite and lost the game to Bowling Green favored by 21 in the only games this season the Yellow Jackets were projected to win by the odds makers. The ESPN Football Power Index projects Miami with a 91.7 percent chance of defeating Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech at Miami football Odds, Spread and Total

The Miami football team is a 20.5-point favorite on Saturday versus Georgia Tech per FanDuel. Miami is listed at -106 for the spread and Georgia Tech is -114. The moneyline lists Miami as a prohibitive favorite at -1450. Georgia Tech is +810 in the money line. The total for the game is 57.5.

Georgia Tech at Miami Football Betting Trends

  • Miami is 3-1 ATS
  • The OVER is 2-2 in Miami games
  • Georgia Tech is 2-3 ATS
  • The OVER is 4-1 in Georgia Tech games

Courtesy of BetSided

Georgia Tech at Miami: How to Watch and Listen

Saturday, October 7, 2023, 8 PM ET | ACC Network
Miami Gardens, Fla., Hard Rock Stadium (67,594)

Television (ACC Network)
• Wes Durham (play by play)
• Tim Hasselbeck (color)
• Taylor Tannenbaum (sideline)

Flagship Radio (560 WQAM)
• Joe Zagacki (play-by-play)
• Don Bailey, Jr. (color)
• Josh Darrow (sideline)

Spanish Radio (americaradio 1260)
• Alfredo Alvarez (play-by-play)
• Jose Martinez (color)

Watch on FuboTV

Information courtesy MiamiHurricanes.Com

Georgia Tech at Miami: Key Players to Watch

The most notable player to watch on Saturday will be Miami safety Kamren Kinchens. Kinchens missed the last two games. In the game versus Georgia Tech last season, Kinchens had three interceptions. That included a 99-yard touchdown return. Georgia Tech quarterback Haynes King will have to be aware of Kinchens.

When Miami is on offense, the running backs will be the players to watch on Saturday. Georgia Tech has the worst run defense in the ACC. Miami leads the ACC in rushing offense. Led by Henry Parrish and behind one of the best offensive lines nationally, Miami should be able to easily run the football versus Georgia Tech.

What to watch for Georgia Tech at Miami

As stated above the (in)ability of the Georgia Tech defense to stop Miami on the ground could decide the outcome of the game. If Georgia Tech puts eight men in the box, watch for Tyler Van Dyke and the Miami wide receivers to beat Georgia Tech deep at least a few times on Saturday night.

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Georgia Tech at Miami Prediction and Pick

Miami should win the game, but a $2.14 return on a $2 bet makes the Hurricanes difficult to bet on the moneyline. The 20.5-point spread for an ACC game is big. Georgia Tech should have enough offense behind King to cover the point spread. With both teams having an explosive offense, the 57.5-point total should go over.