Georgia vs Auburn NCAA Football Picks 11/16/2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Jake Fromm and the Georgia Bulldogs go to Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Auburn Tigers. Georgia opens this contest as 9-point favorites. The Bulldogs are 5-4-0 ATS and 2-7-0 when betting on the total. The Tigers are 3-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 7-2-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Georgia Bulldogs faced the Missouri Tigers and earned the victory by a score of 27-0. D'Andre Swift paced the team in rushing for that contest. He had a long run of 47 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 83 yards on 12 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.9 yards per run. Lawrence Cager was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 93 yards on 6 catches. He averaged 15.5 yards per reception for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Bulldogs was Jake Fromm who went 13/29 with 173 yards passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Bulldogs ran the football 38 times and added 166 yards which gave them an average of 4.4 yards per carry. Overall, the Bulldogs totaled 17 1st downs and they had 3 penalties for 15 yards which is telling in terms of how disciplined they are. Overall, they ran 67 plays for a total of 339 yards. In terms of defense, Georgia gave up 18 catches on 34 throws totaling 148 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.9%. Against the run, the Bulldogs gave up 50 yards on 24 attempts which is an average of 2.1 yards per carry allowed. Overall, they allowed 198 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
The Bulldogs head into this matchup 8-1 this season. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 33.7 points per game, ranking them 36th in D-1. As a team, they have an average of 217.1 yards on the ground per game which is 3rd in the Southeastern Conference. For total yardage, they sit in 5th in the SEC and 40th in D-1 with 4,047 yards. The Bulldogs have one of the best defenses in the nation, giving up 10.1 points per game putting them 1st in the Southeastern Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Bulldogs have allowed 2,093 yards. Opponents are completing 56.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.6 yards per attempt. In regard to rushing yards, Georgia is giving up 74.9 yards per game putting them 1st in the conference and 4th in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.8 yards per rush which has them at 1st in the SEC and 8th in D-1 overall. In total, they have allowed 674 rushing yards through 9 games.
In their last game, the Auburn Tigers took on the Ole Miss Rebels and ended up getting the victory by a score of 20-14. D.J. Williams paced the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 9 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for a total of 93 yards by way of 24 carries which had him averaging 3.9 yards per tote. Anthony Schwartz led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 89 yards on 9 catches. He notched an average of 9.9 yards per reception for that game. Running the show from under center for the Tigers was Bo Nix who went 30/44 with 340 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Tigers ran the football 46 times and earned a total of 167 yards which gave them an average of 3.6 yards per attempt. On the day, they finished with a total of 90 plays which gave them a total of 507 yards. On the day, the Tigers got 26 1st downs and they had 3 penalties for 44 yards which tells us that we had a very focused team on our hands. When it comes to their defensive performance, Auburn gave up 14 completions on 27 throws for a total of 99 yards, and a completion percentage of 51.9%. Against the run, the Tigers gave up 167 yards on 42 runs which is an average of 4.0 yards per run allowed. In the game, they gave up 266 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
The Tigers come into this game with a record of 7-2. Auburn has shown the nation they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 219.8 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 19th in Division 1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,978 yards rushing through 9 contests, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Tigers average 425.6 yards per contest overall which has them at 51st in D-1 and 5th in the conference. The Tigers are giving up 17.4 points per game which puts them at 3rd in the conference and 13th in D-1. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 157 points in total. When talking about yards rushing, they are giving up 112.7 yards per game ranking them 22nd in college football and 3rd in the SEC. For this year, they have given up 1,014 yards rushing and 8.1 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road groups in the country. They are conceding 221.4 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Tigers currently sit at 9th in the SEC.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -9
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