Mean Green open as underdog vs Bulldogs
North Texas Mean Green vs Georgia Bulldogs Odds
No. 9 Georgia, following a week off, takes on 2-1 North Texas Saturday afternoon at Sanford Stadium (12:20 pm ET).
As of early in the week the Bulldogs, who have lost to Clemson and beaten South Carolina already this year, were favored by 31 points over the Mean Green, who's last experience with an SEC team was a 41-14 loss at LSU last fall.
Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Bulldogs in this one found them as 36.5-point favorites at GTbets.eu. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Bulldogs, currently No. 14 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Mean Green, who rate No. 90 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 43-35 victory for the Mean Green.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgia's No. 36-ranked offense (38 PPG) against a Mean Green defense that ranks No. 42 at 20 PPG. The Bulldogs passing attack has averaged 316 yards per game, more than the Mean Green give up through the air (267.3 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Mean Green own the league's No. 58-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 203 yards per game when on the road. Georgia, on the other hand, rates No. 45 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
North Texas was a 34-27 winner in their most recent outing at home against Ball State. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (61) made winners of OVER bettors. The Mean Green grabbed a Week 3 victory over the Cardinals in their last game, winning 34-27 at Apogee Stadium.
In their last action, Georgia was a 41-30 winner at home against South Carolina. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (71) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Aaron Murray led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 309 yards Saturday as the Bulldogs downed the Gamecocks 41-30 at Sanford Stadium.
North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 1-9
When playing outside the conference are 4-6
Georgia Bulldogs Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing outside the conference are 8-2
A few Mean Green at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Texas's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of North Texas's last 9 games on the road
North Texas is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
North Texas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Georgia is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Georgia is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia's last 5 games
North Texas at Tulane, Saturday, October 5
Georgia home to LSU, Saturday, September 28