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Louisville Cardinals vs Georgia Bulldogs Belk Bowl Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

Louisville Cardinals


Georgia Bulldogs
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 6:30 PM ET
Bank of America Stadium

The Louisville Cardinals will be looking for their fifth SU win in their last six bowl game appearances when they take on the Georgia Bulldogs in the Belk Bowl. The Cardinals are also 4-1 ATS in their last five bowl games, and are a solid 9-1 ATS as underdogs since the start of the 2011 season.

The Bulldogs will be looking to rebound from a 30-24 loss to rival Georgia Tech in their regular season finale, losing outright as 10.5-point favorites. Georgia has been favored in its last seven bowl game appearances, but is 1-3 SU and ATS in its last four postseason games.

Louisville Cardinals vs Georgia Bulldogs Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans backing the Georgia Bulldogs here saw them open at 5Dimes as -7-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.)

Computer Prediction: Louisville Cardinals vs Georgia Bulldogs Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 37-34 win for the Bulldogs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Louisville Cardinals vs Georgia Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Louisville Cardinals will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 7-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Georgia Bulldogs are 7-5 ATS. Louisville is 5-6-1 against the over under total, while Georgia is 9-3 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Georgia vs Louisville injuries news.

The game pits the Georgia Bulldogs, currently No. 10 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Louisville Cardinals, who rate No. 30 in the latest survey.

How Louisville Cardinals vs Georgia Bulldogs Stats Matchup

The game also pits Georgia's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 41.67 PPG, against a Louisville defense that ranks No. 19 this week at 20.5 PPG. The Georgia aerial game is averaging 199.92 yards per game, more than the Louisville Cardinals secondary allows through the air, 199.58 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Louisville Cardinals own the league's No. 3-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 97.17 yards per game when on the road. Georgia, on the other hand, rates No. 17 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kyle Bolin's 381-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Louisville earned a 44-40 win over Kentucky on Saturday at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

Nick Chubb ran through the Georgia Tech defense for 129 yards in Georgia's last game, but the Bulldogs still lost a 30-24 decision at Sanford Stadium.

Louisville Cardinals vs Georgia Bulldogs Betting Odds Trends

Louisville is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisville's last 5 games
Georgia is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Georgia is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Georgia's last 12 games