Thursday, December 29, 2011

2011 Hyundai Sun Bowl Preview - Utah to upset Georgia Tech

The Hyundai Sun Bowl will take place on 12/31 pitting Georgia Tech against Utah. A subscription for all previews a week in advance of the games is available.

Georgia Tech is ranked #49 by the computer with a 8-4 record and a rating of 70.303 against a schedule strength of 64.305. Their performance chart can be found below and shows they were a bit up and down, their worst game being at Miami FL and best game being against Clemson. They are 3-3-1 against the spread this year and the computer is 2-5-1 picking their games against the spread and 6-2 picking winners in their games.



Utah is ranked #44 by the computer with a 7-5 record and a rating of 71.054 against a schedule strength of 68.424. Their performance chart can be found below and shows they were very up and down, their worst game being against Washington and best game being at Brigham Young. They are 4-3 against the spread this year and the computer is 4-3-1 picking their games against the spread and 4-4 picking winners in their games.



The teams are not separated by 2 or 3 degrees at all.

The spread is Georgia Tech by 3.5 and the computer disagrees picking the upset. Here is the pick using the format from the newsletter:

*.Utah +3.5 over . Georgia Tech 0.8 4.3 0.527 0.648

Enjoy!


Newsletter pick format:

The x denotes the home team. The * denotes the pick to win the game. The . is just a place holder. The number before "over" is the best line I've found typically from Maddux Sports. The team on the left is the pick against the spread. The first column after the second team is what the computer predicts the winning team will win by. The next column is the difference between the Vegas line and that prediction. The next column is the confidence of my pick to win. The last column is the confidence of the pick against the spread.