Georgia Tech Dismisses Star RB Dedrick Mills
On Friday (8/18) afternoon, news broke that Georgia Tech RB Dedrick Mills had been dismissed due to a violation of team rules.
Huge blow for GT: Running back Dedrick Mills has been dismissed from the program, per a release from the school. https://t.co/1tbT7N9PCG
— David Hale (@DavidHaleESPN) August 18, 2017
Mills was an integral part of the Yellow Jackets offense last season, leading the team with 771 rushing yards on 152 carries while adding 13 total touchdowns in just 9 games. He was suspended on two separate occasions last year so this was clearly the final straw. Georgia Tech has been a rush-heavy offense over the last several years so his absence will be missed.
Prior to his dismissal, Georgia Tech was listed at +3 or +3.5 around the market for Week 1 vs. Tennessee. Since news of his dismissal, some sportsbooks like 5Dimes and Bet365 have moved Georgia Tech to +4. With roughly 60% of early tickets taking the Volunteers already, we could see the line move to +4.5 eventually.
Here’s a look at Georgia Tech’s futures at 5Dimes when the dismissal was announced:
Win Total 6.5 (o-115)
To win ACC Championship +4500
To make 4-Team Playoff +10000
To win National Championship +70000
*August 20th update: Georgia Tech’s Win Total has moved from 6.5 (u-105) to 6.5 (u-130) at Bookmaker. Their Win Total is currently off the board at 5Dimes, but their other future odds (ACC, National Champ, Playoff) have remain unchanged.