On Friday (8/18) afternoon, news broke that Georgia Tech RB Dedrick Mills had been dismissed due to a violation of team rules.
— Sports Insights (@SportsInsights) 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. 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 or +5 over the weekend.