NCAAGeorgia Bulldogs vs Auburn Tigers Betting Preview

Posted by Derrick Harper on October 6, 2021 in

Georgia continued its march to the SEC Championship game with a dominating 37-0 victory over eighth-ranked Arkansas, their second shutout in a row of a conference foe. The 5-0 and second-ranked Bulldogs have allowed just 23 points in five games with two wins over teams ranked in the top ten when the contests took place.

After beginning the season with a pair of offensive outbursts against inferior teams, Auburn lost a tough game at Penn State and has since won two in a row, most recently a comeback 24-19 victory at LSU, where the Tigers scored 14 fourth-quarter points after falling behind 19-10. They’ll face a much bigger challenge this week against a Georgia defense that gives up an average of 180 yards a game. It’s time we take a closer look at both the Bulldogs and the Tigers so you can get ready to bet against their NCAAF odds.

NCAA Football Bulldogs vs Tigers

Georgia Betting Preview

Although they are ranked second behind Alabama, Georgia could make a good case for being the best team in the nation, although it doesn’t really matter because eventually it could get decided on the field. Coming into last week’s showdown with Arkansas, the question mark for Georgia was whether they could sustain an offensive attack against a quality defense.

The Bulldogs provided an answer on their opening drive behind backup quarterback Stetson Bennett, going 75 yards in nine plays for what turned out to be the winning touchdown. They outgained the Razorbacks 345 to 162 and dominated Arkansas in every phase of the game, even blocking a punt for a touchdown that effectively put the game out of reach at 21-0 late in the first quarter.

With only 72 yards through the air, however, Georgia relied on their running game after capturing a big lead and it will likely use the same game plan against Auburn. It’s been a long time since college football has seen a defense as stifling as the 2021 Bulldogs’ unit.

Auburn Betting Preview

The Tigers ran the ball for 163 yards and averaged 5.6 yards an attempt against LSU while limiting the Tigers to 33 yards on the ground to grind out the win to get to 4-1 in their conference opener. Georgia will provide an entirely more challenging test for Auburn, who hasn’t shown much offensive explosiveness in wins over Penn State and LSU.

Quarterback Bo Nix appears to have solidified the starting position, throwing for 255 yards and a touchdown last week. The defense recorded three sacks and picked off an LSU pass, but they gave up 325 yards through the air.

Auburn, ranked 18th after their second consecutive win, probably isn’t as strong as Arkansas, so they face a monumental test at home against Georgia. Nix will have to be more accurate with his passes and the running game will again need to be as effective as it was at LSU.

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Betting Pick and Prediction

If Georgia continues to play as they have throughout the first part of their schedule, Auburn will have a very difficult time moving the football and sustaining any momentum. The Bulldogs aren’t likely to come out with the same intensity as they did at home against Arkansas, but they’re still a much better team and should win the game with their strong defense and efficient offense.

Georgia 27 Auburn 10: Take Georgia and give the points.