Georgia Bulldogs vs Auburn Tigers Prediction, 10/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, AL
TV: ESPN or CBS
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (+16.5)
Jordan-Hare Stadium is where the Auburn Tigers (4-1) will meet the Georgia Bulldogs (5-0) on Saturday. Auburn opens as 16.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 45.
The Georgia Bulldogs head into this game 5-0 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Bulldogs faced the Arkansas Razorbacks and notched a win by a score of 37-0. Zamir White led the offense in rushing for the Bulldogs with 16 attempts for 68 yards (4.3 yds per carry). Stetson Bennett finished 7/11 with 72 yds passing. He had a QB rate of 118.6 and ended the game without throwing a pick. In the running game, the Bulldogs conceded 75 yds on 29 attempts, which is 2.6 yds per rush allowed. Georgia surrendered 10 completions on 16 attempts for 87 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.5%. Once the final whistle blew, they had 67 plays which totaled 345 yards. The Georgia Bulldogs ran the ball 56 times and totaled 273 yds, which earned them an average of 4.9 yards per attempt.
The Bulldogs have tallied 2,166 total yards for the season. When it comes to scoring, Georgia has earned 12 touchdowns through the air and 11 touchdowns on the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 7 different times. Georgia has accounted for 115 1st downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 31 infractions for 250 yds. As a unit they're averaging 197.0 yards on the ground ranking them 31st in Division 1. When talking about getting in the endzone, the Georgia Bulldogs are sitting at 41.0 points per outing.
In terms of passing yards, the Bulldogs have given up 550 yards which has them sitting in 13th in Division 1. They have surrendered 110.0 yards per contest through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 47.9%. In total, they are granting 180.6 yards per outing which has them ranked 13th in Division 1. They have relinquished 1 touchdown through the air. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.4 yards per rush on the ground and 70.6 rushing yards per contest so far this season. During this campaign, they have given up 353 yards via the ground game in 5 games. The Bulldogs rank 13th in the nation when it comes to team defense, giving up 4.6 points per game.
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The Tigers come into this matchup with a record of 4-1 this season. The last time they took the field, the Tigers walked away with a victory by a final of 24-19 when they faced the LSU Tigers. Bo Nix ran the ball 12 times for 74 yards, finishing the contest with 6.2 yds per carry for Auburn. Bo Nix (1 TD) ended the game with 255 yds on 23/44 passing while his quarterback rate was 108.5. He didn't throw any picks and his Y/A was 5.8. Auburn surrendered 25 run attempts for 33 yds (1.3 yards per rush). The Tigers secondary gave up a completion percentage of 56.5%, relinquishing 325 yards on 26 out of 46 through the air. The Tigers finished the game with 453 yds while running 77 plays (5.9 yards per play). Auburn ended up running for 5.6 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 163 yards on 29 carries.
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Tigers currently rank 11th in the nation scoring 40.0 points per game. Over the course of the season to this point, the Tigers have racked up 1,199 passing yards as well as holding an average of 239.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 57th in Division 1. The Auburn Tigers average 478.4 yards per game, which has them ranked 17th in D-1. The Auburn offense has totaled 247 yards of penalties on 30 violations, which ranks them 72nd in D-1 in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Tigers are conceding 16.2 PPG, which has them sitting 28th in the country. Auburn has surrendered a total of 450 yards via the ground game (90.0 yards per game) and 3 touchdowns via the rush this year. This year, they have conceded 81 total points. They have surrendered 6 touchdowns through the air in addition to 213.0 yards per outing, which has them in 66th in college football. The Tigers defense has been on the field for 328 plays, which ranks 68th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -16.5
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