Louisville vs Georgia Tech: How to watch, odds, and injuries for Week 1

Head Coach Brent Key of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
Head Coach Brent Key of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

The 2023 Aflac Kickoff Game features an ACC matchup with Louisville vs Georgia Tech at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. 

The 2023 college football season has already seen a few big-time matchups, and the 2023 Aflac Kickoff Game should provide an entertaining game between two head coaches making their official debuts and coaching their alma maters.

While neither team is predicted to challenge for an ACC title this year, this is an important game for both programs, giving them a national audience and a chance to begin rebuilding their respective programs. 

Georgia Tech finished the 2022 season with a 5-7 record (4-4 ACC), going 4-4 under then-interim coach Brent Key. Louisville’s 2022 season ended with a 8-5 record (4-4 ACC) in Scott Satterfield’s final year as head coach.

Louisville vs Georgia Tech: How to Watch, Stream and Series History

Date: Sept. 1, 2023
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta, Ga.
Kickoff Time: 7:30 PM ET
TV: ESPN – Anish Shroff (play-by-play), Andre Ware (analyst) and Paul Carcaterra (sideline)
Streaming: fuboTV
Radio: (Louisville): 93.9 FM, (Atlanta): XTRA 106.3 FM/1230 AM, (National) SiriusXM 84

Overall series history: Georgia Tech leads, 2-0
Last meeting: 10/09/2020, 46-27 Georgia Tech

Louisville vs Georgia Tech injury report

The Cardinals currently only have one player on their injury report, with cornerback M.J. Griffin out for the season with a leg injury.

Georgia Tech has two players on the injury report. Tight End Brett Seither is listed as probable with a back injury, and wide receiver Leo Blackburn is out for the season with a knee injury.

All injury information via Covers.com

Louisville vs Georgia Tech odds and best bets

Currently, FanDuel Sportsbook has Louisville favored by 7.5 points, and has the over/under set at 49.5. The moneyline has Louisville at -310 and Georgia Tech at +245.

Some interesting prop bets in this game as well. Louisville running back Jawhar Jordan is favored as the first touchdown scorer (+450), and he’s also favored to score two or more touchdowns in the game (+280).

Louisville wide receiver Jamari Thrash is favored to score three or more touchdowns in the game (+1100).

Louisville vs Georgia Tech prediction

Everything on paper points to the smart money landing on Louisville, but Brent Key has done a lot to fortify his team in the offseason, and he’ll want to avoid his team being embarrassed for a second straight year in a nationally televised game.

The Cardinals are still the more talented team, but emotion may be on the side of the Yellow Jackets. Key will have a successful first game as the official head coach and Georgia Tech will upset the Cardinals outright.