Georgia Tech Football: FanDuel sets low expectations for Jackets in 2019

FanDuel’s sports book has released their college football win totals for 2019 and the popular site has low expectations for the Georgia Tech football program.

It’s no secret that experts and sports books across the country are not expecting a ton out of the Georgia Tech football program in 2019. The Jackets of course are in the middle of a transition away from the triple-option offense that the program has ran for the last decade under Paul Johnson. But now with Geoff Collins calling the shots, the Jackets are changing the ways they do things both on and off the field.

That being said, FanSided Sportsbook has released their updated odds and the expectations for the Yellow Jackets to say the least are low. The Jackets projected win total for this upcoming season is four wins. Tied for the lowest in the ACC with the Louisville Cardinals.

The Jackets schedule does feature several challenging roadblocks but also features it’s fair share of winnable games. The schedule is as follows;

  • Aug 29 – at Clemson
  • Sep 7 – vs USF
  • Sep 14 – vs The Citadel (FCS)
  • Sep 28 – at Temple
  • Oct 5 – vs UNC
  • Oct 12 – at Duke
  • Oct 19 – at Miami
  • Nov 2 – vs Pitt
  • Nov 9 – at Virginia
  • Nov 16 – vs Virginia Tech
  • Nov 21 – vs NC State
  • Nov 30 – vs Georgia

With the first glance at the schedule, the games that immediately pop out as difficult games are Clemson, Miami, Virginia, Virginia Tech, NC State, and Georgia. That being said, the Jackets also have their share of winnable games (at least on paper) against USF, The Citadel, Temple, UNC, and Duke. In reality, that stretch of the season will determine much of the Jackets 2019 campaign. If the Jackets can get through that at the very least 2-2 and 2-3 on the season (assuming a loss to Clemson), the Jackets could very well get to above four wins on the season.  The Jackets could also very well take down the defending Coastal Division Champions, the Pittsburgh Panthers on November 2nd.

One thing that is on the Jackets side later in the season despite having a tough stretch of games over their last four, is that their final three games are at home in Bobby Dodd Stadium. That will surely play a huge part in each of those three games and it wouldn’t be shocking if the Jackets are able to pull at least one of those three games late in the season.

In reality, winning more than six games at the most is probably not in Georgia Tech’s cards in 2019. The team is in the middle of a difficult transition and there are still positions the Jackets are certainly lacking in compared to the rest of the ACC and while the Jackets could very well win four games or less in 2019, there is definitely reason to believe the Jackets could win more than four games and possibly push late in the season for a bowl game berth.