Tigers vs Bulldogs Betting Preview
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The Auburn Tigers continued their rise back to the top of college football last week, using a pair of special teams touchdowns to drub Tennessee in Knoxville Saturday.
The War Eagles are now No. 7 in the BCS standings, and also a moneymaking 8-2 ATS on the season.
Auburn needs one more victory to set up a huge Iron Bowl showdown with No. 1 Alabama. But that victory will have to come against a desperate Georgia team Saturday afternoon at Jordan-Hare (3:30 pm ET, CBS).
The Tigers are 5-1 in SEC play, one game behind the first-place Tide in the West Division.
The Bulldogs, meanwhile, have lost twice in conference play, but still have an outside shot at winning the East Division again.
UGA has won six of the last seven in this series, including the last two games by a combined score of 83-7. As for this week's game the Tigers were early 3.5-point favorites over the 'Dawgs.
Backers of the Tigers have seen them go 9-1 and 8-2 ATS so far this season, while the Bulldogs are at 6-3 and 1-6-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 6-3, while the Tigers are 5-5.
Fans backing the Tigers here saw them open at 5Dimes as -3-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 43-rated Bulldogs taking on the No. 47-rated Tigers in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 45-35 win for the Tigers on Saturday.
Georgia won its last outing, a 45-6 result against Appalachian State on November 9. Georgia failed to cover in that game as a 40-point favorite, while the 51 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Nick Marshall ran through the Tennessee defense for 214 yards in Auburn's last game, handing the Volunteers a 55-23 setback on Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Auburn's No. 17-ranked offense (38.6 PPG) against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 77 at 28.78 PPG. The Tigers passing attack has averaged 173.3 yards per game, less than the Bulldogs give up through the air (241 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Bulldogs feature the league's No. 51-rated road run defense, allowing 162.5 yards per game. Auburn, meanwhile, ranks No. 7 in rushing offense at home.
A few Bulldogs at Tigers trends to consider:
Georgia is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Georgia is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Georgia's last 11 games
Georgia is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Auburn is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Auburn is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Auburn's last 5 games
Auburn is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Georgia at Kentucky, Saturday, November 23rd
Auburn at Alabama, Saturday, November 30th