One of Saturday’s premier match-up’s will feature the 12th ranked Georgia Bulldogs hosting the 16th ranked Clemson Tigers at 5:30 PM ET on ESPN. Clemson vs Georgia Vegas Odds have G.A. As a -9.5 favorite with even 50/50 action on both teams. In last season’s opener the Tigers beat Georgia in a 38-35 thriller at home as +2 underdogs. Can Georgia exact revenge with a potential Heisman Trophy candidate in running back Todd Gurley? Our Expert College Football Picks sharps give a our free picks. Clemson vs Georgia Betting Odds have Georgia -9.5 with standard -110 juice @ juice at Carbon Sports
When Clemson has the ball: The Tigers will try to pick on a Georgia defense with a balanced attack that will target the Bulldogs suspect secondary. Clemson Senior QB Cole Stoudt (6’5” 205) has displayed a live arm in limited action (5 TD – 0 INT 80% comp. Career). Stoudt will be breaking in some green wideouts against a good but not terrific Georgia secondary. Pass-protection for Stoudt is the biggest concern with a new left tackle and unproven offensive line facing a scary Bulldog front. Clemson has some talented running backs that will be met by an elite set of Georgia linebackers. Edge goes to Georgia. Clemson vs Georgia Betting Odds Over/Under is at 54.5 Points
Clemson vs Georgia Vegas Odds Total is at 54.5 pointsWhen Georgia Has the ball: Georgia boasts one of the strongest running attacks in NCAA football with animal RB Todd Gurley (1385 rushing yds. 6.2 yard per.). Senior QB Hutson Mason has been sharp in limited action and will be well-protected by an excellent O-line. The Bulldogs receivers are among the best in the country but they will be met by a strong Clemson secondary that thrives off excellent pressure upfront. Disruptive Tigers defender DE Vic Beasley (Projected NFL 1st rounder) had 2.0 sacks in last year’s game but will be met by an improved Bulldog O-line.
X-Factors: Georgia is more experienced and will be playing in front of a rabid home crowd that gives them a +5.5 point edge. Special teams edge goes to Georgia with an excellent kicking game.
Expert College Football Picks Play: Georgia -7.5 spread @ Carbon Sports