Week 1 of the college season is in the books, with little change to the top 15 rankings. The opening week was basically devoid of any major upsets, at least those involving the teams that are among the favorites to be in the playoffs this season. There were a few teams who underwhelmed, although not covering a huge spread should perhaps not be viewed as a sign that the big boys are not ready to play.
The opening few weeks are often when the Power 5 schools go against the lesser lights of college football, which means that everyone on the bench gets a turn on the field, with the hope being that the starters remain fresh and injury free for the bigger battles that lie ahead. #3 ranked Georgia opened their season with a win against a conference foe, which is always a good way to start, but they will have a much easier time of it in their home opener, with the Murray State Racers set to make an appearance between the hedges. Georgia is favored by a whopping 48.5 points here, with the point total set at 61 ½.
Murray State vs Georgia 2019 College Football Week 2 Odds & Game Preview
- When: Saturday, September 7, 4 PM EST
- Where: Sanford Stadium, Athens
- TV: ESPN2
- Radio: SiriusXM
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- College Football Week 2 Odds: Georgia -48.5 (Total 61.5)
- Partly Cloudy: 10°C/50°F
- Humidity: 71%
- Precipitation: 10%
- Cloud Cover: 46%
- Wind: 5 mph NNW
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the Murray State Racers?
People often wonder why these types of games are schedules, as the lesser team is almost certainly onto a real hiding. The harsh reality of the college game is that smaller schools need these games against Power 5 opponents, as the money they earn by playing in them helps keep the athletics program afloat.
You also have to consider the experience that their players get, with the opportunity to play in front of 90,000+ fans one that doesn’t come along very often for a school of this size. Murray State opened their season with an impressive 59-20 win over NAIA rivals Pikeville, but don’t expect the offense to see much joy on Saturday. In lined games, the Racers are 0-10 SU on the road and just 2-7 ATS in their last 9 September games.
Why bet on the Georgia Bulldogs?
Some people will look at the Bulldogs 30-6 win over Vanderbilt in Week 1 as a bit of a poor showing, but that is certainly not the case. This was a road game against a conference foe, which is never a gimme, plus the Bulldogs covered the 22 ½ point spread, making for a good day for bettors who had them on their tickets.
What immediately became clear is that Georgia are once again going to be impossible to stop in the running game, with D’Andre Swift covering 147 yards on just 16 carries. Brian Herrien also looked good, as did Zamir White, a former 5-star recruit who is recovering from a pair of torn ACL’s over the past 2 years. Look for him to get more playing time in this one. Georgia are a perfect 10-0 SU in their last 10 September games, while also being 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday outings.
Murray State vs Georgia 2019 College Football Week 2 Betting Trends
- Murray State are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Southeast conference
- Murray State are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games played in September
- Georgia are 13-0 SU in their last 13 games at home
- Georgia are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games played in week 2
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Georgia’s last 9 games
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Murray State vs Georgia
This should be an absolute walk in the park for the Bulldogs, with the possibility of this one being cut a little short a real possibility. That is something you should keep in mind when playing the point spread here.
Score: Murray State Racers 0 – Georgia Bulldogs 55