Georgia Bulldogs College Football Betting
At the onset of his tenure as head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs Kirby Smart was seen as an upgrade over predecessor Mark Richt. While Richt was not at all a failure at Georgia he failed to take the program where its fans believe it should be which is in the national championship conversation on an annual basis. And Smart certainly bolted out of the gate by compiling strong recruiting classes with a more intense environment. By his second year Smart took the Bulldogs to the national championship game where Georgia had the Alabama Crimson Tide on the ropes. But a kid named Tua Tagovailoa came off the bench to save Alabama and become a national sensation. The following year Smart and the Dawgs suffered another heartbreaker to the Tide in the SEC championship game. Fan support for Smart remained strong and the program piled up accolades for its improvement. Until this year that is. Smart was hesitant to start transfer quarterback JT Daniels until a couple of weeks ago in a win over the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Daniels played so well that fans became mad that he wasn’t playing all along. Welcome to Big Time College Football coaching!
Georgia Bulldogs Weekly Odds
Georgia Bulldogs -33.5
Vanderbilt Commodores +33.5
Georgia Bulldogs Weekly Matchup
On Saturday, December 5, 2020 the Georgia Bulldogs will host the Vanderbilt Commodores at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. Kickoff time is 4 p.m. ET and television coverage is on SECN.
Last week the Vanderbilt Commodores were routed at the Missouri Tigers 41-0 as 14-point road dogs with the game going under the total of 51.5. Vanderbilt enters this week with a record of 0-8 straight up, 4-4 against the spread, and 3-5 under the total.
The Commodores rank 109th in the nation for total offense, 79th for passing, 108th for rushing, 125th for scoring, and 94th for turnovers. Defensively Vanderbilt ranks 116th in the country, 119th against the pass, 88th against the rush, 110th for points allowed, and 118th for takeaways.
Derek Mason was fired after the Mizzou game as head coach of Vanderbilt. But the state of the Commodores program is not all his fault. Until Vanderbilt decides to take football seriously and make winning a priority whoever the coach happens to be is basically irrelevant.
Georgia Bulldogs Weekly Recap
Last week the Georgia Bulldogs got the money in a 45-16 win at the South Carolina Gamecocks as 22-point favorites with the game going over the total of 50.5. Georgia improved their record to 6-2 straight up, 3-5 against the spread and 5-3 over the total.
Georgia has national metrics of 64th for total offense, 74th for passing 57th for rushing, 50th for scoring, and 39th for turnovers. Defensively the Bulldogs rank 23rd in the country, 95th against the pass, 3rd against the rush, 20th for points allowed, and 32nd for takeaways.
TJ Daniels was a rather ordinary 10-16 passing for 139 yards with two touchdowns and an interception against South Carolina. Most impressive was running back James Cook with 104 yards rushing and two touchdowns on just six carries.
Despite the grumbling about Smart there is no doubt that he has elevated the Bulldogs program during his tenure. Fans frustrations boiled over in the loss to the Florida Gators in the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party matchup. Smart has recruited at a level near Clemson and Alabama and has the program in range of where UGA fans want it to be. The question is if he can evolve enough offensively to complete the task.
Georgia has a very elevated opinion of itself when it comes to football. But the fact remains the Bulldogs have won only two national championships in program history with the last one being all the way back in 1980. There comes a time when the reality of where a program is compared to where its fans think it should be must be confronted. The fact remains that Georgia has been a very good and consistent program for decades. It has NOT been a national championship contender the likes of Alabama or Clemson and never was.
2020 Georgia Bulldogs Schedule
||vs. Florida (Jacksonville)
||vs. Mississippi State
||@ South Carolina
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