College football betting preview schedule
Thursday: Betting on Alabama
Friday: Betting on the state of Ohio
Saturday: Betting on Georgia
Monday: Betting on Clemson
Tuesday: Betting on Notre Dame
Bet: Georgia wins over 11 (-130)
In the best case: The Bulldogs have essentially caught every possible break with their schedule, avoiding most SEC teams that have made a step forward this offseason. Tennessee may be UGA’s toughest opponent, but the Bulldogs are hosting this showdown in Athens. An away game against Kentucky will be their toughest game, but they’ll likely be double-digit favorites. Also, the defending champions have reloaded at the positions lost talent to the NFL, and QB Stetson Bennett is returning for a team that has averaged 40 points to accompany a strong defense.
Worst case: Georgia is an elite program but lacks a recent history of undefeated seasons. Additionally, defense is the calling card, and the Dawgs lost defense coordinator Dan Lanning to Oregon. Coincidentally, Georgia opens the season against Lanning and the Ducks, and he might have a few tricks up his sleeve. As for the rest of the schedule, Tennessee’s offense will be significantly better, and a trip to Kentucky could pose problems. Although Bennett has played reasonably well in the college football playoffs and helped UGA win a title, are we confident he can’t fall significantly behind? Keep in mind that he’s a marquee program QB that many expect to lead the table, but he’s still a 60-1 Heisman Trophy longshot. That says a lot.
bet spin: Thanks to a favorable schedule, I find it hard to believe that Georgia will lose two regular-season games. This bet is probably a push, but 12 wins are a lot more likely than 10 or less, even with the juice of -130. The Bulldogs have lost much of their title team, including top NFL draft pick Travon Walker, but they’re still producing five-star recruits. A student of Nick Saban, Kirby Smart won’t have a World Cup hangover like we’ve seen with Ed Orgeron and LSU.
https://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/34390209/the-case-betting-georgia-bulldogs-2022 The case for betting on the Georgia Bulldogs in 2022