How does Tech-UGA point spread compare to past games?

Atlanta, Ga. -- Buzz gestures to the crowd after performing push ups in the first quarter of the Yellow Jackets’ game against the Duke Blue Devils Saturday, October 29, 2016. SPECIAL/Daniel Varnado

Buzz gestures to the crowd after performing push ups in the first quarter of the Yellow Jackets’ game against the Duke Blue Devils Saturday, October 29, 2016. SPECIAL/Daniel Varnado

Georgia Tech has opened as a 4 ½-point underdog to Georgia. If the line holds, it would be the narrowest spread for a game played at Sanford Stadium in coach Paul Johnson’s tenure. It reflects the perception, evidently, of Tech’s chances for an upset on Saturday. By ESPN’s metrics, Tech has a 37.5 percent chance of leaving Athens with a win.

The last time that the spread was smaller was 2006, according to Covers.com, when Georgia was favored by a field goal. Tech, of course, has won outright twice in Athens since Johnson’s hire, in 2008 and 2014.

The past 20 Tech-Georgia games, with betting line and outcome. Since 2001, the Jackets have been the favorite just once.

 

Year Spread Result Score
2015 3.5 L 13-7
2014 10.5 W 30-24 (OT)
2013 2.5 L 41-34 (OT)
2012 14.5 L 42-10
2011 4.5 L 31-17
2010 14 L 42-34
2009 -9.5 L 30-24
2008 7.5 W 45-42
2007 4 L 31-17
2006 3 L 15-12
2005 5 L 14-7
2004 15 L 19-13
2003 10 L 34-17
2002 8.5 L 51-7
2001 -2.5 L 31-17
2000 -1.5 W 27-15
1999 -4 W 51-48 (OT)
1998 3 W 21-19
1997 4 L 27-24
1996 4 L 19-10

 


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