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Owls open as underdog vs Bulldogs

Florida Atlantic OwlsGeorgia Bulldogs
Sep 15, 7:30 PM | Grass of Sanford Stadium

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Georgia Bulldogs Odds


Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Owls on Saturday when they take on the Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium in Week 3 action.

They bring a 2-0 record (1-1 ATS) to the Week 3 battle against the 1-1 Owls, who are 0-2 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Georgia go 2-0 so far and the Owls go 0-1.

View Florida Atlantic vs Georgia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Owls were listed as 44.5-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.

Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 78 (Bulldogs) and the No. 122 (Owls) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 45-18 result in favor of the Bulldogs is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Georgia's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 43 PPG, against a Owls defense that ranks No. 38 this week at 17 PPG. The Bulldogs aerial game is averaging 250 yards per game, more than the Owls secondary allows through the air, 134.5 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Owls own the league's No. 75-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 302 yards per game when on the road. Georgia, on the other hand, rates No. 31 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for Florida Atlantic, they were a 31-17 loser as they battled Middle Tennessee on the road. Florida Atlantic failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 48 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Owls suffered a Week 2 loss against Middle Tennessee in their last game, falling 31-17 at Floyd Stadium.

Georgia won its last outing, a 41-20 result against Missouri on September 8. Georgia covered in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 61 combined points took the game OVER the total. In their last gridiron battle, Marlon Brown did much of the damage, producing 106 receiving yards as Georgia beat the Tigers 41-20 at Memorial Stadium.

Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing in September are 1-9
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing outside the conference are 3-7

Georgia Bulldogs Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 9-1
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

A few Owls at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida Atlantic's last 8 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 2-12 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games
Florida Atlantic is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games
Georgia is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
Georgia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Georgia's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Florida Atlantic at Alabama, Saturday, September 22
Georgia home to Vanderbilt, Saturday, September 22