Taxslayer Bowl: Georgia Tech and Kentucky Feature Bad Defenses
Yellow Jackets have won 5 of last 6
The 2016 Taxslayer Bowl features the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Kentucky Wildcats. Both be trying to end their season with a win on Saturday when they battle at EverBank Field. Each team has rebounded from subpar 2015 campaigns.
Oddsmakers currently have the Yellow Jackets listed as 3½-point favorites in the Taxslayer Bowl. The game’s total is sitting at 63.
Last time out for Kentucky, they were a 41-38 winner as they battled the Louisville Cardinals on the road. Kentucky covered in the match as a +27.5-point underdog, while 79 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. After falling one win short of bowl eligibility the last two seasons the Wildcats won their last two games and five of their last seven. That included a 41-38 victory over then-No. 11 Louisville in their regular-season finale.
Georgia Tech was a 28-27 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Georgia Bulldogs. They covered the +4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (55) made winners of OVER bettors. Georgia Tech comes into the game riding a three-game winning streak and have won five of their last six games, including a 30-20 win over then-No. 18 Virginia Tech.
Taxslayer Bowl Stats and Matchups
Team record: 8-4 SU,6-5 ATS
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Georgia Tech is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Georgia Tech is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Georgia Tech’s last 8 games
Team record: 7-5 SU,7-5 ATS
Kentucky is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
Kentucky is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kentucky’s last 6 games
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