Gator Bowl Betting: Georgia vs Nebraska
Everbank Field will get a clash between Nebraska and Georgia on January 1 as those two schools meet in college football betting action in this year's Gator Bowl.
A few UNDER trends appear in the 2014 edition of the Gator Bowl odds. The UNDER is 4-1-1 past six games and the UNDER is 10-2 in the past 12 Nebraska bowl games.
Georgia is riding a profitable 6-2 ATS run in eight bowl games as they clash with the Huskers in a battle of marquee college programs. All four Nebraska losses came against bowl teams this season so an 8-4 mark did not involve any major flops.
Georgia was favored by nine points last night at Bovada.
Supporters of the Cornhuskers have seen them go 8-4 and 6-6 ATS so far this season, while the Bulldogs are at 8-4 and 3-7-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 9-3, while the Cornhuskers are 6-6.
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 44-rated Cornhuskers taking on the No. 27-rated Bulldogs in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 37-36 win for the Bulldogs on Wednesday.
In their last action, Nebraska was a 38-17 loser at home against Iowa. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (55) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Todd Gurley tore up the turf for 122 rushing yards in the latest Bulldogs game, a 41-34 win over the Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgia's No. 20-ranked offense (38.17 PPG) against a Cornhuskers defense that ranks No. 54 at 25.33 PPG. The Bulldogs passing attack has averaged 313.75 yards per game, more than the Cornhuskers give up through the air (205.83 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Cornhuskers own the league's No. 12-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 113 yards per game when on the road. Georgia, on the other hand, rates No. 53 this week in generating rushing yards at home.