Georgia Bulldogs College Football Betting
With a top-five nationally ranked recruiting class signed up last week, head coach Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs have plenty to look forward to. Smart has been a recruiting machine since taking over as UGA head coach and it seems to be only a matter of time before the SEC and national championships will follow. The problem is that as time goes on, the 2020 season may go down in history as a truly lost opportunity. Georgia began the season with freshman quarterback D’Wan Mathis, who didn’t last a half in that role. Mathis was pulled in the season opener at Arkansas for Stetson Bennett. Bennett pulled the Arkansas game out and became a feel-good story as a former walk-on. But in a loss at Alabama, Bennett’s limitations were exposed. This forced Smart to eventually start USC transfer quarterback JT Daniels, who was ailing early in the season. Daniels has lit it up since taking over against Mississippi State and is the projected starter for next year. Bulldog fans have ranted that he should have started from day one, but Smart insists that he wasn’t ready when the season began. Regardless it appears that Smart, Daniels, and Georgia are loaded for a 2021 title charge.
Georgia Bulldogs Weekly Odds
Georgia Bulldogs -7.5
Cincinnati Bearcats +7.5
Georgia Bulldogs Weekly Matchup
On Friday, January 1, 2021, the Georgia Bulldogs will face the Cincinnati Bearcats at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Kickoff time is scheduled for noon ET with television coverage on ESPN.
The Cincinnati Bearcats are coming off a 27-24 win in the American championship game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. Cincinnati was a 13.5 point home overlay with the game going over the total of 44. The Bearcats needed a 34-yard field goal by Cole Smith at the gun to escape.
Cincinnati now stands at 9-0 straight up, 5-4 against the spread, and 5-4 over the total. The Bearcats ranked 15th in the nation for scoring offense and 8th for points allowed.
In the win over Tulsa, junior quarterback Desmond Ridder passed for 269 yards and a TD with 83 more yards rushing and an additional touchdown. Ridder had his best season in his three years as a starter with a 156.4 rating and 17 touchdown passes.
Georgia Bulldogs Weekly Recap
Last week the Bulldogs were to host the Vanderbilt Commodores on Senior Day. The Georgia senior class was to have the opportunity to become the winningest class in program history but was denied because Vandy opted out under the blanket of the pandemic. This of course leads to Vanderbilt’s fraudulent commitment to football but that’s a long topic for another time. As it is Georgia was not able to find a replacement opponent which was a bitter disappointment for the Bulldogs and fans.
Georgia’s last game was an impressive 49-14 win at the improving Missouri Tigers as 14 point chalk. The Bulldogs are now 7-2 straight up, 4-5 against the spread, and 6-3 over the total. Georgia ranks 32nd for scoring offense and 21st for points allowed. UGA covered their last two games with four consecutive games going over the total.
JT Daniels certainly gives fans and gamblers plenty of cause for optimism about the future of the Georgia program. Daniels posted a 187.9 quarterback rating. He threw for a 66.7 completion rate with 10.4 yards per pass attempt. Daniels had 9 touchdown passes and just 1 interception.
This year sophomore running back Zamir White stood out as a major contributor to the Georgia offense. White ran for 740 yards and 5.6 yards per rush with 10 touchdowns.
Considering that Georgia lacked a credible passing game until Daniels took over that’s quite a compliment to White and the offensive line.
Sophomore Kearis Jackson was the top receiver this year with 33 catches good for 467 yards, 14.2 yards per catch, and 3 touchdowns.
And yet another sophomore, linebacker Azeez Ojulari, led Georgia with 5.5 sacks to go with 27 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery.
With such young proven talent along with another promising recruiting class, Kirby Smart’s best days look to be in the seasons to come.
2020 Georgia Bulldogs Schedule
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