Middle Tenn St Blue Raiders vs Georgia Bulldogs NCAAF Betting Preview
Online sports betting sites might just be a bit off regarding the Georgia Bulldogs. UGA shut out Austin Peay 45-0 and still fell one point short of covering the spread. The following week the best online sportsbooks favored them by just eight points. The Bulldogs scored enough points on South Carolina to cover that spread three times over. Meanwhile, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have responded just as expected. They lost SU and ATS as three-point dogs to Vanderbilt. Then they won and cover as 19-point faves in a 61-37 win over Tennessee-Martin. Which brings us up to speed. On Saturday, Georgia is a 33-point favorite versus MTSU.
Betting Middle Tennessee
MTSU began selling alcoholic beverages at Floyd Stadium during the UT Martin game. It’s too bad the Georgia game won’t take place there. I have an inkling, as online sports betting sites do, Blue Raiders fans will be in need of a stiff drink. Well, maybe they sell booze at Sanford Stadium too.
Two of MTSU’s wide receivers are starting to break out at just the right time. Patrick Smith had a school record-tying three TDs. And CJ Windham had two in the first half. The position had been lacking in the depth department. Ty Lee and Brad Anderson seemed to be doing all the work. As long as it was a fluke, this provides quarterback Brent Stockstill with two more much needed targets. And speaking of Stockstill, he struggled early to find his rhythm. However, he finished with 407 yards and five TDs.
What should the Bulldogs’ do to foil MTSU’s plan to “play perfect”? The answer is easy. Play more perfect. I know perfection is an absolute concept. Something is either perfect or it isn’t. Something cannot be more or less perfect than something else. It can also be said that nothing is perfect. In fact, the search for perfection should be an endless pursuit. Perfection may be unassailable, but striving for it leads to excellence. Allow me to repeat. Something cannot be more or less perfect that something else. But something cannot be better than something else. And Georgia is better than MTSU. Much better. Much, much better. As evinced by the 33-point spread set by online sports betting sites.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at Georgia Bulldogs Betting Information
- Date: September 15
- Time: 6:15 CT
- Venue: Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA
Lines from Intertops.eu:
- MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE +33 (-110) 55 (-110) +7500
- GEORGIA -33 (-110) 55 (-110) -20000
- Middle Tennessee is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
- Middle Tennessee is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- Middle Tennessee is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
- Georgia is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games
- Georgia is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games
- Georgia is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
The Bulldogs have demolished their two first opponents. Though truth be told those opponents didn’t offer much in the way of opposition. It appears as if MTSU is going to be, as Tazz would say, just another victim. The Blue Raiders are 1-4 ATS in their last five meetings with SEC schools. MTSU is also 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games. UGA is 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall. Also, the Bulldogs are 5-2 ATS in their last seven non-conference matchups. The Blue Raiders conceded 37 points and 460 yards in their previous game. And that’s the one they actually won. Wouldn’t you know it, Georgia can also quote Tazz to MTSU; “beat me if you can, survive if I let you.”