Tech expected to win by 8 points

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  1. DvilleJacket

    DvilleJacket Helluva Engineer

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    Watching the bowl game tonight it was showing upcoming bowls and it had us winning by eight points according to the espn football power index. Thoughts?
     
  2. biggtfan

    biggtfan Jolly Good Fellow

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    Surprised since the spread is 3 but I will be thrilled if we win by 8. I am really interested to see if we can slow down their running game and if we show more of the passing game that we saw vs U(sic)GA.
     
  3. Animal02

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    The spread is based on people placing bets. "The Football Power Index is a predictive measure of team strength that uses the EPA breakdowns that correlate most with future results. The efficiency rankings are the point contributions for the Off/Def/Special Teams units to the team’s opponent-adjusted scoring margin per game (Overall EPA). Ratings update daily."

    Tech
    Rank 14th Off 16.5 Def 2.87 ST 0.30 Overall 19.70 FPI 17.3

    Ole Miss
    Rank 36th Off 8.63 Def 4.51 ST (-) 1.07 Overall 12.07 FPI 9.1
     
  4. Rodney Kent

    Rodney Kent Ramblin' Wreck

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    I will be satisfied with a one point victory.
     
  5. Boomergump

    Boomergump Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank goodness we play them on the field.
     
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  6. Minawreck

    Minawreck Helluva Engineer

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    It's because their metric doesn't account for turnover margin very well. Before the Clemson game we were ranked just as good as them on the same metric
     
  7. Rodney Kent

    Rodney Kent Ramblin' Wreck

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    I just heard on the sport's newscast this morning that GT is picked by the betting oddsmakers as an official 3 1/2 point underdog. The 8 point underdog of Ole Miss to Tech is not correct according to them. It is only an ESPN person who said this. Any comments on this issue? I don't know, this is only the information I heard on the morning TV news.
     
  8. Animal02

    Animal02 Helluva Engineer

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    The 8 point win is based on the ESPN Football Power Index predictor.....not the betting odds.
     
  9. daBuzz

    daBuzz Helluva Engineer

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    Yes, well they also picked Miami as a 1 point favorite.
     
  10. Animal02

    Animal02 Helluva Engineer

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    Not saying it was valid......just what the source was :)
     

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