The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and UCF Knights are set to square off in the 2023 Gasparilla Bowl on Friday evening. Both of these teams finished the regular season with a 6-6 record. Georgia Tech enters Friday’s bout having won three of its last five games, while the Knights secured a victory in three of their last four contests.
Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. ET at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. The latest Georgia Tech vs. UCF odds via SportsLine consensus list the Knights as 6-point favorites, while the over/under is 67, up 5.5 points from the opening line. Before making any UCF vs. Georgia Tech picks, you need to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s Jimmie Kaylor.
Kaylor is a NFL, college football and DFS expert for SportsLine, who has covered the NFL and college football for close to a decade as a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. His background as a former college football All-American and NFL player gives him a unique perspective when building his fantasy lineups and locking in his betting picks. He has his finger on the pulse of the college football landscape and has been cashing in big for the last two years.
Kaylor has been red-hot all season, going 85-32-2 overall on his college football best bets for SportsLine this season so far. He is up over 51.1 units, returning a profit of $5,110 for $100 bettors. Anyone who has followed his picks this season is way up.
Now Kaylor has dialed in on Georgia Tech vs. UCF and just revealed his coveted picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the college football odds for the 2023 Gasparilla Bowl:
- UCF vs. Georgia Tech spread: UCF -6
- UCF vs. Georgia Tech over/under: 67 points
- UCF vs. Georgia Tech money line: UCF -232, Georgia Tech +189
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Why Central Florida can cover
Most pundits believe UCF is a better team than their record may indicate. Three of the Knights’ losses came when starting quarterback John Rhys Plumlee was sidelined with an injury, and two of those losses were to ranked opponents. UCF closed out the season winning three of its final four, including a 45-3 blowout victory over then-No. 15 Oklahoma State.
The Knights are paced by a balanced, yet explosive offense, led by Plumlee and running back RJ Harvey. Plumlee enters this matchup with 2,073 passing yards, 13 touchdown passes, and eight interceptions, and 473 yards and five TDs on the ground. Harvey ranks third in the Big 12 with 1,296 rushing yards and second in the conference with 16 rushing touchdowns. He’s also caught 17 passes for 231 yards and 2 TDs. See which team to pick here.
Why Georgia Tech can cover
The Yellow Jackets played well down the stretch and kept things close against the Georgia Bulldogs in their regular season finale, eventually losing 31-23. Quarterback Haynes King was productive against the Bulldogs, completing 11 of 20 passes for 158 yards. He also carried the ball 10 times for 24 yards and two touchdowns. For the season, the sophomore signal caller has thrown for 2,755 yards, 26 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.
Georgia Tech’s offense is averaging 31.2 points per game and they’ve already beaten top teams like Miami and North Carolina en route to the Gasparilla Bowl. The Yellow Jackets are also 5-1 against the spread in their last six games when playing as the underdog, so they’ll be comfortable in this role. In the 46-42 victory over UNC on Oct. 28, King threw four touchdown passes, while running back Dontae Smith finished with 178 rushing yards and a TD. See picks at SportsLine.