NCAA Predictions Are Georgia Bulldogs a Good Betting Pick this Season?
Georgia Bulldogs Offensive PreviewMake no mistake about it, Georgia has the best one-two punch in football when you are talking about the running game. Both Nick Chubb and Sony Michel decided to return to the Bulldogs for another season, which automatically makes them a serious offensive threat. 5-star QB recruit Jacob Eason has an up and down first season, but definitely showed signs that he has what it takes to be an elite QB in the college game. If he can take away the mistakes that plagued him in his rookie season, and can improve upon his 55.1% completion average, both of which are doable, this team could be a serious offensive juggernaut. They do have some holes to fill on the offensive line, but the recruiting by Smart appears to have addressed many of those issues.
Georgia Bulldogs LAST 5 GAMES
- WON – December 30th, 2016 / 31-23 at Texas Christian / Line +3 / Total 48
- LOST – November 26th, 2016 / 28-27 vs Georgia Tech / Line -4.5 / Total 50
- WON – Nov 19th, 2016 / 35-21 vs Louisiana-Lafayette / Line -21.5 / Total 44.5
- WIN – Nov 12th, 2016 / 13-7 vs Auburn / Line +10 / Total 51.5
- WON – Nov 5th, 2016 / 27-24 at Kentucky / Line -2.5 / Total 52
Georgia Bulldogs Defensive PreviewIf we are going to be honest, it is likely to be the defense that is going to dominate for Georgia Bulldogs. They were among the best in football last season, ranking 16th overall in total defense, and the belief is that they are set to take another big step forward this year. It would not be a surprise to see this unit be the best in the SEC, and the belief is that they can be among the top 5 defenses in college football. The front seven is where a lot of the damage could be done, with senior edge rushers Lorenzo Carter and David Bellamy both deciding to return. There are some questions about the secondary, but with an aggressive front seven going all-out attack, the secondary may not be put under a whole lot of pressure. The special teams unit will need to improve a little as well, especially in the kicking game. Rodrigo Blankenship became the eventual kicker of choice, but he had issues with longer kicks. If he can improve on that, or the Bulldogs can find a kicker with a big leg, they should be fine.
Georgia Bulldogs Team Statistics
- Offensive total yards: 384.69
- Defensive total yards: 327.46
- Offensive passing yards: 193.46
- Average Score For: 24.54
- Offensive rush yards: 191.23
- Defensive rush yards: 143.69
- Average Score Against: 24.00
- Defensive passing yards: 183.77