Georgia vs. Vanderbilt Prediction
Can No. 3 Georgia go on the road and cover more than a 3-touchdown spread when the Bulldogs take on Vanderbilt this evening at 7:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
201 Georgia vs. 202 Vanderbilt
Saturday, August 31, 2019
7:30PM ET – Vanderbilt Stadium
TV: SEC Network
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Georgia is the clear favorite in this game, as the Bulldogs are getting odds of -22 points against Vanderbilt. The over/under total is listed at 57.5 points The public betting currently has 87 percent going on Georgia as the favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Vandy hoping to contend
Vanderbilt was a bowl team in the 2018 season, as it went 6-7 overall and 3-5 in the SEC. The Commodores lost by just seven in the Texas Bowl against Baylor. Vandy is entering its fifth season with Derek Mason as head coach. The Commodores had a solid 8-5 record against the spread last year while going 9-4 with the under.
Vandy was middle of the road on offense and defense last year. The defense gave up 26.6 points and 438.9 yards per game while the offense put up 28.5 points and 411.2 yards per contest. The defense has five starters back this year while the offense returns seven. Ke’Shawan Vaughn rushed for 1,244 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2018 and he is back to lead the offense. Leading receiver Kalija Lipscomb is also back. He caught 87 passes for 916 yards and nine scores. Quarterback could be an issue as Deuce Wallace and Riley Neal are both in the mix and the team has committed to either. Kyle Shurmur was a four-year starter under center that graduated after last season.
Georgia hoping to avoid letdown
Georgia has been the team to give Alabama the most problems in the SEC in recent years and the Bulldogs went 11-3 last season with a 7-1 mark in the SEC. They lost by seven to the Tide in the conference title game. Kirby Smart enters his fourth season as head coach of Georgia. Georgia was 8-6 against the spread last year while going 6-6-2 with the over/under total.
The Bulldogs put up 37.9 points and 464.9 yards per game last season and the offense has five starters back this year. Leading the way is junior quarterback Jake Fromm, who threw for 2,749 yards and 30 touchdowns in 2018. UGA has leading rusher D’Andre Swift back as well. He rushed for 1,049 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2018. Defensively, Georgia was solid in 2018. The Bulldogs gave up just 19.2 points and 314.3 yards per game last year. Georgia has six starters back this season, most of which come in the secondary.
College Football Betting Trends
The Commodores have covered the spread in five straight conference games and four of their last five on fieldturf.
Georgia has covered in four straight conference games and in 19 of its last 26 road games.
Georgia has managed to win and cover in its last two against Vanderbilt, but the Commodores had covered in four straight prior to that. I think that shows the impact Smart is having on the program. Georgia is taking care of business against the bottom of the conference and not letting teams hang around. The Bulldogs are far better on both sides of the ball and should be able to impose their will on the road today.
College Football Week 1 Prediction: Georgia -22