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The Georgia Bulldogs continue their quest for a division title when they host the Commodores of Vanderbilt Saturday night (7:45 pm ET ESPN2).
The 3-0 'Dawgs, who are already 1-0 in the SEC East, were favored by 13.5 points over 1-2 Vandy, whose only win so far this year came over Presbyterian.
Vandy has lost 16 of 17 SU against the Bulldogs since 1995 and the spread had been bet up to -15 at Bovada as of Friday.
Betting Line: Fans backing the Bulldogs here saw them open as 16-point favorites in this college football clash at 5Dimes. The total was sitting at 51 over at GTbets.eu earlier Friday, check in for the latest spreads and lines.
Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 64 (Bulldogs) and the No. 27 (Commodores) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 54-42 result in favor of the Bulldogs is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgia's No. 10-ranked offense (47.3 PPG) against a Commodores defense that ranks No. 16 at 13.3 PPG. The Bulldogs passing attack has averaged 295 yards per game, more than the Commodores give up through the air (100.7 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Commodores feature the league's No. 64-rated road run defense, allowing 191 yards per game. Georgia, meanwhile, ranks No. 22 in rushing offense at home.
Vanderbilt won its last outing, a 58-0 result against Presbyterian on September 15. Since it involved a non-board school, there was no point spread or total on the game. In their last game, Vanderbilt got a 174-yard performance from Zac Stacy as a key part of its 58-0 win over Presbyterian.
Last time out for Georgia, they were a 56-20 winner as they battled Florida Atlantic at home. Georgia failed to cover in the match as a 41.5-point favorite, while 76 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In Georgia's last outing, Aaron Murray threw for 342 yards to lead the Bulldogs over Florida Atlantic 56-20 at Sanford Stadium.
Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 2-8
Georgia Bulldogs Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 8-2
A few Commodores at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vanderbilt's last 5 games when playing Georgia
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Vanderbilt's last 22 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games
Vanderbilt is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Georgia's last 5 games
Georgia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Vanderbilt
Georgia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Vanderbilt
Georgia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Vanderbilt at Missouri, Saturday, October 6
Georgia home to Tennessee, Saturday, September 29