Georgia vs. Georgia Southern NCAA Football Odds Preview

Posted by Daniel Strum on November 21, 2015 in

The Georgia Bulldogs (7-3) will be hosting the Georgia Southern Eagles (7-2) on Saturday night in a Week 12 in-state college football betting matchup. The Bulldogs will be looking to keep the momentum after rolling past Kentucky and Auburn in their last two games. Similarly, the lethal Eagles are flying high on a two-game winning streak, and are hoping to give a good account of themselves, as they continue to hunt for a good bowl game in December. Below are the essential details you need to know in regards to betting on this encounter.

How To Bet the Bulldogs vs. Eagles NCAA Football Odds, TV & Game Info

Venue: Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM ET
TV Stream: WatchESPN
NCAAF Odds: Georgia (-13.5) Georgia Southern (+13.5) UNDER/OVER 50.5

Why Bet on the Georgia Bulldogs

Although they have not reached the 30-point mark in the past month, the Bulldogs’ offense has been playing some good football, especially if you consider the injuries they suffered (like RB Nick Chubb’s season-ending injury. After suffering a couple of setbacks, the Bulldogs have won against Missouri, Kentucky and Auburn, and are hoping to continue in winning ways for a strong finish to the regular season. They were victorious in last week’s performance, condemning Auburn to a 20-13 loss. QB Greyson Lambert wasn’t lights out in that game, but he decently went 12 of 17 for 97 yards, with Malcolm Mitchell grabbing a team-best 8 receptions for 31 yards in the win.

Sony Michel, who has been magnificent since replacing Chub, continued to flaunt his skills, rushing for 77 yards on 26 attempts. On the season, Michel has rushed for 795 yards with five TDs, making him a player to watch this Saturday. Michel and Lambert are expected to continue their good partnership, especially in running the ball through the Bulldogs’ strong rushing offense is ranked fourth in the SEC. It, however, remains to be seen how they’ll fare against the Eagles’ stout defense that is ranked second-best in the Sun Belt in scoring, rushing and total defense.

Georgia’s defense is led by Antwione Williams, who ranks sixth in the conference with 73 tackles, and the ever-lethal Antonio Glover, who is placed third in the nation with six INTs. This defense will have its own share of burdens to shoulder, facing the Eagles’ offense that is solidly averaging 37.4 PPG with 443 YPG this season.

Why Bet on the Georgia Southern Eagles

Remarkably, the Eagles’ offense leads the nation in rushing touchdowns (39) and rushing YPG (378.89) on the year, meaning Georgia offense is likely to be well-tested by this stellar ground-pounding group. Last weekend, this offense was in full showcase, as Georgia Southern blew out Troy 45-10, while the defense also did its job, holding the Trojans to a scoreless second half.

QB Kevin Ellison and RB Matt Breida are the top ball-carriers in the Georgia Southern running game, making them the go-to guys in offering leadership this Saturday. Despite their fluency in moving the chains, Georgia’s running defense (giving up139.6 rushing YPG) is nothing compared to the soft opponents they’ve been facing in the Sun Belt, so an A-game will be required from the visitors.

Defensively, the Eagles are giving up 22.8 PPG with 341 YPG. Georgia South’s secondary will be looking to shut down the weak passing attack of the Bulldogs, which ranks 104th in the country with an average of just 183.8 passing yards per game. The Eagles defense also ranks 10th in the nation in turnovers with 2.2 per game and the Bulldogs’ offense will need to secure the ball against such turnover-minded Georgia Southern defenders this Saturday.

Key NCAAF Lines Betting Trends

• The Bulldogs are 16-5 SU in their last 21 games
• The Eagles are 7-1 SU in their last eight games
• The Bulldogs are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games
• The Eagles are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games
• The Bulldogs are 6-1 SU in their last seven games at home
• The Eagles are 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
• The total has gone UNDER in four of Georgia’s last five games at home
• The total has gone UNDER in four of Ga Southern’s last five games on the road

My Expert Betting Prediction & Pick

The recent win over Auburn will give the Bulldogs some much-needed momentum together with their home field support. So even though the Eagles are good enough to keep the game close and cover the spread, Georgia is more talented and has more depth at key positions hence the win will remain at the Sanford Stadium, as both teams combine for a tame scoring affair that will keep the total UNDER