NCAAF preview: Betting the Bulldogs

Of the teams in the major college football conferences, I’m most bullish on the chances of the Georgia Bulldogs in the coming season.

There are several ways to back Georgia, which brings back nine starters from a defense that was rated No. 5 overall in the nation last year, in Las Vegas sportsbooks.

Georgia belongs to a group of teams that sits just outside the heaviest favorites in college football to win the 2013 BCS national title game set for Jan. 7 in Miami. To wit, USC stands as a 7/2 favorite to win the title, followed by Alabama (5/1), LSU (6/1), Oklahoma and Oregon (each 8/1), according to LVH sportsbook odds. As always, odds can and do change frequently.

At 15/1, Georgia is right behind those powerhouses along with Florida State (10/1).

A better way to play the Bulldogs could be to bet them to win the Southeastern Conference championship game set for Dec. 1 in Atlanta. Georgia was installed as a 5/1 selection to win the SEC, according to odds at all William Hill sportsbooks in Nevada.

That’s an attractive price compared with the line of +190 on Alabama and +200 on LSU to win the conference championship. Consider that Alabama and LSU will have to battle it out for supremacy in the SEC West. Georgia, 10-4 overall and 7-1 in the conference a year ago, has a relatively easy path in the SEC East.

The Bulldogs have a favorable schedule, particularly at home, and do not have to meet either Alabama or LSU (at least until the title game).

One of their toughest games could come Oct. 27 against Florida at Jacksonville. Georgia opened as a 1-point favorite in that game on the early line in Las Vegas.

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Posted by Smith4722
2 years ago

Wouldnt be shocked if they go 9-3 even tho their schedule is a cake-walk
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Posted by stats1
2 years ago

the puppy dawgs won't win anything this year!!! wait they might win the state of ga.!!!!
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Posted by brittdawg
2 years ago

I'm a dawg but im a realist too and this is how I see the 2012 team- D is awesome. 3rd year under grantham and jenkins and geathers rotating at NT free up 'tree and jarvis to run around and hit people. O- Murray has never beat a team that ended the year ranked. We beat the teams were supposed to but that's about it. Murray will have to take over b/c oline is young, backs are good but young, and receivers are average I like getting s caro in october instead of 2nd game because they fade every year, florida will be asking for muschamp's head by halloween, and dooley will be racking his brain for more excuses, but the mizzou game will be a huge test. As always suspensions will hurt us. Murray will have to step up....
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Posted by Gunner10
2 years ago

I think that Michigan might have a good shot to beat Alabama in Week 1.
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Posted by Mrtk31
2 years ago

Dogs have a tough game 9/29 v Tennessee then has to go S. Carolina. But in SEC this is a normal schedule. Richt may not be a Vice Dooley, but he has won 70% of games. Too bad Crowell is off the team. Bama had a great week watching Dawgs & Tigers lose key players.
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Posted by Talisman1
2 years ago

Like Michigan too but their schedule wont make it easy!
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Posted by jerseyjohnny77
2 years ago

michigan has a shot.
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Posted by jerseyjohnny77
2 years ago

u do make a feasible scenario. lsu might drop-off and georgia should be close or ahead in all games. personally i like their coach for the most part. their spirit and enthusiasm before and during games certainly helps . do u like the niners in the nfl. u may message me. cheers and gl.
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Posted by The-Bulldog
2 years ago

Unless the Dawgs have dumped Richt as their coach they won't be winning any National Titles...
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Posted by jerseyjohnny77
2 years ago

"u do make a feasible scenario. lsu might drop-off and georgia should be close or ahead in all games. personally i like their coach for the most part. their spirit and enthusiasm before and during games certainly helps . do u like the niners in the nf..."