|College Football Betting Odds: Georgia wins set at 9.5 for 2014|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Saturday, 09 August 2014 08:00|
Georgia win total odds
ATHENS, GA (TheSpread) – Georgia is being viewed as an SEC contender for 2014. Can the Bulldogs put it all together this season?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the over/under win total odds for Georgia has been set at 9.5 this season. The over has odds of -120, while the under has a money line of -110.
Georgia is coming off an 8-5 record in 2013 and a 5-3 mark in SEC play. The Bulldogs never could get going last season as they had multiple injuries to key players throughout the year. Four of the five losses came by five points or less.
Georgia has some work ahead on the offensive side of the ball this season. Gone is Aaron Murray at quarterback, but Hutson Mason was able to get some work last season when Murray was injured. Mason will have Todd Gurley back in the backfield, which should make a difference. Gurley battled injuries in 2013 as well but still nearly rushed for 1,000 yards. The Georgia offensive line could be a problem as just one starter is back, but the line is still filled with upperclassmen, so the transition could be smooth.
Defensively, Georgia has 10 starters back from a group that allowed 29 points and 375.5 yards per game. The Bulldogs should see both of those numbers improve greatly. Leading the defense will be linebacker Ramik Wilson, who had 133 tackles a year ago. Leonard Floyd is also back at outside linebacker after racking up 6.5 sacks as a freshman.
Georgia never shies away from competition. This year’s schedule is no different. The Bulldogs open at home with Clemson before hitting the road to face South Carolina to start SEC play. The Bulldogs also face Troy and Georgia Tech in non-conference play. Along with South Carolina, Georgia has SEC road games with Missouri and Arkansas while it hosts Tennessee and Auburn and also faces Florida in the annual game at Jacksonville. If the Bulldogs stay healthy, double-digit wins shouldn’t be an issue. Georgia has the talent, that talent just needs to stay on the field.