Georgia vs. Vanderbilt Spread Prediction
The Georgia Bulldogs will likely earn their sixth consecutive victory to start the season but will they cover the spread on Saturday night in Athens when they host the Vanderbilt Commodores at 7:30 p.m. ET? The Dawgs are currently 25.5-point favorites.
7:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, October 6, 2018
Sanford Stadium, Athens, Georgia
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Bulldogs are 25.5-point favorites to beat the Commodores. The total, meanwhile, sits at 56 points. As of this writing, 55% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Bulldogs
Vanderbilt redshirt junior RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn ran for 146 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries in a 31-27 victory on Saturday over Tennessee State. This is Vaughn's first game with over 100 yards this season with the majority coming on a 78-yard touchdown run in the 3rd quarter. He now has 360 yards and five touchdowns on 56 carries (6.4 yards per carry). Despite having just 9-to-11 carries in the first four games, Vaughn racked up 17 in his one. He will likely continue to receive more touches next week against No. 2 Georgia.
Georgia freshman QB Justin Fields ran for 45 yards and two touchdowns on five carries in Saturday's 38-12 win over Tennessee Fields (6'3/225) made the most of his limited opportunities, as he usually does, in today's game. The five-star only threw the ball twice, but he finished with two impressive touchdown runs of 12 and 15 yards. The freshman quarterback is still behind sophomore Jake Fromm, who had 185 scoreless yards today, but Fields athleticism is apparent whenever he steps on the field. The Bulldogs get Vanderbilt next Saturday.
The Commodores are just 1-7-1 against the spread in their last nine conference games.
The Bulldogs are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games overall.
The Commodores struggled with Tennessee State last week but that narrow victory has created some value on Vandy. With Georgia coming up, it’s plausible the Commodores got caught looking ahead last week. I expect a much better performance from Vandy tonight against a Georgia team that hasn’t looked as impressive on defense as it did a year ago. The Commodores are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games versus the Bulldogs.
College Football Prediction: Vanderbilt Commodores +25.5