The Georgia Bulldogs will play the final game of their 2012 SEC regular season this weekend. They hope that it will not be their last SEC game. They want to play Alabama on Dec. 1.
Georgia Bulldogs @ Auburn Tigers – Saturday, November 10
College football betting line: Georgia -15.5
Why Georgia Will Win
Any credible college football online sports book expert worth his keep would tell you that this game is going to be decided by the Bulldogs’ level of focus, and in all probability, Georgia will have its mind in the right setting.
Online football betting gurus will shoot down the notion that Georgia is ripe for an ambush. This is not the situation in which a letdown is likely to occur. The Bulldogs are not going to look ahead. They’re not going to be complacent against an Auburn team that is staring at a 3-9 season, the worst in quite some time for the Tigers. Georgia actually played a fairly unfocused first half last weekend against the University of Mississippi, sleepwalking through the first 30 minutes before thumping the Rebels in the second half. Georgia’s offensive line snoozed in the first half against Auburn, and the Bulldogs’ backs and receivers did not take really good care of the ball. Georgia was probably looking ahead to Auburn, a bigger rival than Ole Miss. The Bulldogs were also a bit mentally weary after taking care of their foremost rival, the Florida Gators, the week before. This week, Georgia should perform a lot better.
The other reason to take Georgia is that Auburn is awful. The Tigers were a mess on offense for most of this season, but recently, their defense has also collapsed, allowing 63 points to Texas A&M in October, the rock-bottom point of the season for head coach Gene Chizik, who won the national championship in 2010 but could now be pushed out of his job if he doesn’t turn things around.
Why Auburn Will Win
When you go over your next play at any of the best online betting sites in the country, you should be able to come to the conclusion that the Tigers are not likely to win the game, but you should also realize that they will view Saturday’s contest as a chance to salvage their season. That emotional reality will matter in the larger scheme of things.
Auburn and Georgia have played what is recognized as the oldest college football rivalry played south of the Mason-Dixon line. Initiated in 1892, this is an ancient feud in the Deep South, one that the participants take very seriously. Auburn just did schedule a breather game, a cupcake against New Mexico State, so that it could mentally and tactically prepare for this contest against Georgia. The Tigers are going to open up their playbook. They’re going to play this game at home and at night. They’re going to make a serious push at Georgia. If this game is really close at halftime, the Tigers will have a very legitimate shot to win.
Who Will Win?
Georgia has too much talent and too much at stake to lose this game, but Auburn has too much pride to lie down and accept a massive beatdown. Georgia wins the SEC East, but Auburn will cover the spread.
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College Football Betting Pick: Auburn +15.5