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Georgia is a Hot UNDER Bet

Georgia will be without coach Mark Richt after he left for a job in Miami, but that shouldn’t slow down the defense of the Bulldogs. Georgia has allowed just 16.9 points per game this season, which has led them to six consecutive UNDERs entering the TaxSlayer Bowl against Penn State.

Shark Bites
  • Georgia is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games in January.
  • The total has gone UNDER in nine of Penn State’s past 10 games against the SEC.
  • Receiver Chris Godwin is coming off a 109 yard and two touchdown performance.

The Bulldogs closed their season with four consecutive wins while keeping opponents to an average of 10 points per game. Georgia is not a pass-heavy team, but quarterback Greyson Lambert has tightened up his game and has not thrown an interception since October 17.

Penn State has arguably the best pass rusher in the country in Carl Nassib who leads the nation in sacks and the Big Ten in tackles for loss. Christian Hackernberg looked like he could be a top flight quarterback before this season, but the junior has shown a tendency to hold the ball a little too long this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at Bovada had the Penn State Nittany Lions as 7-point underdogs in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check BetOnline for the latest on the over under).

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 30-26 result in favor of the Bulldogs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Georgia Bulldogs vs Penn State Nittany Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Penn State Nittany Lions are 7-5 so far on the season, and 4-8 ATS vs the point spread. The Georgia Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 9-3 and 5-7 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Penn State go 5-7 and the Georgia Bulldogs go 3-9 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Penn State vs Georgia injuries news.

The game pits the Penn State Nittany Lions, currently No. 67 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Georgia Bulldogs, who rate No. 50 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Penn State's No. 101-ranked offense, averaging 23.67 PPG, against a Georgia defense that ranks No. 9 this week at 16.92 PPG. The Penn State aerial game is averaging 208.92 yards per game, more than the Georgia Bulldogs secondary allows through the air, 146.08 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Georgia Bulldogs own the league's No. 82-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 195.4 yards per game when on the road. Penn State, on the other hand, rates No. 98 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Sony Michel went over the 100-yard mark (149) in his team's latest effort as Georgia defeated Georgia Tech by a score of 13-7 on Saturday.

Saquon Barkley went over the 100-yard mark (103) in his team's latest effort, but Michigan State still defeated Penn State by a score of 55-16.