While the Georgia Bulldogs took a slight step backwards in 2018 from the stellar 13-2 mark they posted en route to a CFP semifinal appearance in 2017, make no mistake about it, the Dawgs are looking to take the final couple of steps toward becoming national champions as they get set for the upcoming 2019 NCAA college football regular season.
Now, heading into Year 4 of the Kirby Smart era, Georgia has a clear-cut mission of both, beating SEC rival Alabama and reaching the CFP once again. If you’re a college football betting enthusiast that is looking to find out just how many games the Bulldogs will win in 2019, then consider your ticket punched. Thanks to the expert collegiate gridiron insight that you’re about to get, you’re going to have a great idea of just how many victories the SEC championship hopefuls will finish with this coming season. Now, let’s get started.
Georgia Bulldogs 2019 Season Win / Loss Total Odds & Betting Prediction
2018 Team Leaders
- Touchdowns: D’Andre Swift (13)
- Rushing: D’Andre Swift (1049)
- Passing: Jake Fromm (2761)
- Receiving: Riley Ridley (570)
- Interceptions: Deandre Baker (2)
Why Will Top Their Win Total Odds?
There are a bunch of great reason to pick Georgia to top their win total odds of 10½ victories. First, Kirby Smart has built up the program so much that Georgia has now had three straight Top 3 recruiting classes, so that means he’s getting a bunch of elite high school talent. Georgia landed six players who were five-star recruits, as well as this year’s top junior college recruit in defensive lineman Jermaine Johnson.
Then, there’s the fact that junior quarterback Jake Fromm will enter the 2019 regular season as the unquestioned starter after watching five-star recruits Justin Fields or Jacob Eason transfer to Ohio State and Washington respectively. Fromm will be looking to build on a solid 2018 campaign in which he tossed 30 TD passes and just six interceptions while improving his chances of going early in next year’s NFL Draft.
Then, there’s the fact that Georgia has an elite running back in fleet-footed junior D’Andre Swift, another player that looks like a future star to me after he rushed for 1,049 yards on just 163 carries last season. Georgia also has a standout offensive line, so the protection for Fromm should be great as well in 2019 as the rushing attack.
Why Won’t Top Their Win Total Odds?
The Dawgs might be looking to take the next step in their championship evolution, but there are some good reasons to back the Bulldogs to come up short of topping their win total odds. There are question marks at the wide receiver and tight end positions that need to be answered. Then, there are question marks at cornerback and the defensive line and some inexperience at linebacker.
Georgia looks like a team that will almost certainly run the table at home with their toughest contest coming against Notre Dame in Week 4. The Bulldogs also look quite capable of runnng the table on the road if they can avoid upset against Florida and Auburn.
The bottom line for the Bulldogs for me heading into the new season is the fact that their 2019 schedule just doesn’t look very daunting at all. I suspect Kirby Smart’s young players will have their footing following a easy slate of games in the season’s first three weeks.
I just don’t see Georgia suffering two regular season losses, meaning, I’m picking them to finish with at least 11 victories to narrowly top their win total odds, although I wouldn’t be surprised if they went 12-0. Really, there are only two things Georgia should care about in 2019, Beating Alabama should they meet in the Conference Championship and wining the national title. Right now, I think they’ll have a god shot to accomplish both.
Pick: 11 Wins