POLL: GT v Clemson Point Spread

Discussion in 'Football' started by coit, Jun 24, 2019.

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Life or death, whom do you pick?

Poll closed Jun 29, 2019.
  1. Clemson -34

    21 vote(s)
    16.9%
  2. GT + 34

    103 vote(s)
    83.1%
  1. coit

    coit Miss me?

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    If you were forced to bet on the GT v Clemson line at GT +34 with your life on the line, which side would you pick?

    Source: https://www.stingtalk.com/board/threads/never-tell-me-the-odds.101274/

    Poll is private. I'm genuinely curious as to what you folks think about that line. In a life or death situation, I've got to go with GT +34 myself. I really don't see a first game of the year being a blowout of those proportions.
     
  2. gtrower

    gtrower Dodd-Like

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    I always bias bets towards underdogs early in the year. Just don’t know how teams are gonna look until you’re a few weeks in. Very tough not to take a P5 team that’s not Kansas State +34 against anybody.
     
  3. Architorture23

    Architorture23 Gentle and authentic and loving.

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    I believe if Clem *needed* to beat us by 35 for whatever reason, it might be hard to stop them from doing it. But they don't and they won't.
     
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  4. jacket67

    jacket67 Dodd-Like

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    It won't be close, but I'm thinking more like 42-13.
     
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  5. covingtonjacket

    covingtonjacket Flats Noob

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    This exactly.
     
  6. Deke

    Deke Everybody relax, I'm here.

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    The need in this case being the reward that they'd kill off the majority of stingtalkers.

    But yeah, I'm inclined to agree.
     
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  7. smokey_wasp

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    They will have every incentive to ease up and we will have every incentive to keep attacking because we will want to create some positive vibes in the new system. Makes for a margin in the 20's when all is said and done.
     
  8. BuzzLaw

    BuzzLaw where have all the average people gone

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    We’ll win, but I don’t know if we win by 5 touchdowns.
     
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  9. 05GTCorndog

    05GTCorndog Dodd-Like

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    Dabo consistently called off the dogs early on CPJ. We’ll see if he does the same on CGC. I think that is the only thing that keeps it under 40.
     
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  10. FHstinger

    FHstinger Jolly Good Fellow

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    2018...hL....49-21......28 point margin
    2017...aL....24-10......14
    2016...hL....26-7........19
    2015...aL....43-24......19
    2014...hW...28-6.......22 note: Clemson QB Deshaun Watson injured his knee on first drive of 1st qtr. and did not return
    2013...aL....55-31......24
    2012...aL....47-31......16

    Looking at these Clemson scores from the last seven years, and Tech being in a transition year with most of its starting D from last year graduated, this spread could be accurate. The final score again depends on when Clemson calls off its horses in the 2nd half, most likely.
     
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  11. ee8384

    ee8384 Cynic At-Large

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    Dabo isn't going to want any starters hurt by all the illegal chop blocking Tech does so will pull them early.

    Oh, wait....
     
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  12. Olgoldandwhie

    Olgoldandwhie Varsity Lurker

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    57-7 bad guys. Too much transition too early.

    National Champions. First time home. ACC game. Nation watching. Heisman QB contender. Gonna be ugly.
     
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  13. gogt121

    gogt121 GTRW121

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    We will win
     
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  14. G776T

    G776T Dodd-Like

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    I'll never understand the need to qualify a Tech win like this. What kind of fan does that?
     
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  15. coit

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    Do you not frequent the GT baseball season threads?
     
  16. ClubSeats

    ClubSeats Employee of the Month

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    Exactly. Like we didn’t have had any injuries or injured players out for any of the losses? We lost Benson 2 weeks before the Clempson game last year - not worthy of a qualifier? Only a loser mentality would discount a win.
     
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  17. gtrower

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    Yeah that’s bizarre. Not like Watson was tearing us up before he went down. They had like a FG in three drives before he went down. Snoddy was shredding them too before he broke his leg. So what. We still ran them.
     
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  18. atlanta jacket

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    That sounds about right.
     
  19. CorpusJacket

    CorpusJacket Varsity Lurker

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    Dabo's recent history with us indicates his team would establish dominance in the first half and then take its foot off the gas a bit. Shows some class. But I'm concerned the Death Valley crowd, drunk on a Natty, will whip the occasion into a feeding frenzy.
     
  20. GTMensLax&SoccerD1Soon!

    GTMensLax&SoccerD1Soon! Jolly Good Fellow

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    He was good friends with PJ and they did not legitimately compete for recruits. Now he must defend PJ’s honor and embarrass GC, who is actually trying to take a slice of his Atl recruiting stronghold. It will be ugly if he can make it that way.

    Honestly, I think we compete though and keep it within the spread. Not because of Dabo letting up but because we’re prepared and will play hard.
     
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