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Michigan State vs Georgia: Outback Bowl betting

Michigan State SpartansGeorgia Bulldogs
Jan 2, 1:00 PM | Grass of Raymond James Stadium

Michigan State Spartans vs Georgia Bulldogs Odds

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Michigan State almost always loses bowl games and Georgia almost always wins them - maybe part of the reason for the Bulldogs to sit as favorites on the Outback Bowl betting menu.

The Spartans are just 2-9 SU in 11 games, while Georgia is 11-4 SU in 15 bowl games.

Georgia won 10 straight before falling to the LSU in the SEC title game, so they come in on a hot roll.

Michigan State boasted huge wins over Big Ten rivals Michigan and Wisconsin during the year and are worth an underdog shot here (with the best current line sitting at Bovada).

View Michigan State vs Georgia Odds and Stats.

Outback Bowl Betting Line: Fans backing the Georgia Bulldogs here saw them open as 3-point favorites in this college football clash. The opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark was sitting at 50 recently. (See the latest line at BetOnline)

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgia's No. 34-ranked offense (32.2 PPG) against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 9 at 17.5 PPG. The Bulldogs passing attack has averaged 241.2 yards per game, more than the Spartans give up through the air (168.4 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Spartans feature the league's No. 15-rated road run defense, allowing 111.5 yards per game. Georgia, meanwhile, ranks No. 34 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Michigan State was a 42-39 loser on the road against Wisconsin. They covered the 9.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (81) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Georgia, they were a 42-10 loser as they battled LSU on the road. Georgia failed to cover in the match as a 12-point underdog, while 52 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing in January are 1-3
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When an underdog on the road are 3-7

Georgia Bulldogs Trends:
When playing in January are 7-1
When playing on grass are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When favored at home are 9-1

A few Spartans at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Michigan State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan State's last 5 games
Georgia is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Georgia's last 10 games