Georgia Bulldogs vs Michigan Wolverines Prediction, 12/31/2021 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Friday, December 31, 2021
Location: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Wolverines (+8)
The Michigan Wolverines (12-1) will compete against the Georgia Bulldogs (12-1) at Hard Rock Stadium on Friday in the Orange Bowl. Michigan opens this contest as 8-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 44.
The Georgia Bulldogs come into this game with a record of 12-1 this season. In their last matchup, the Bulldogs went up against the Alabama Crimson Tide and went home with a loss by a final score of 41-24. James Cook led the offense in rushing for the Bulldogs with 11 totes for 38 yards (3.5 yds per carry). Stetson Bennett finished 29/48 with 340 yds through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 132.2 and ended the game with 2 picks. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Bulldogs conceded 115 yds on 26 tries, which is an average of 4.4 yds per run allowed. Georgia relinquished 26 pass completions on 44 tries for a total of 421 yards, and a completion rate of 59.1%. Once the final whistle blew, they had 78 plays for 449 yds. The Georgia Bulldogs rushed the ball a total of 30 different times and amassed 109 yards, which is an average of 3.6 yds per attempt.
Regarding putting points on the board, the Georgia Bulldogs are sitting at 39.4 points per game. As a team they average 194.8 yards in the run game which has them sitting 30th in the country. The Bulldogs have attained 5,756 total yards this year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Georgia has totaled 33 touchdowns via the pass and 29 touchdowns via the ground. Georgia has a total of 299 1st downs offensively, and they have been called for 62 infractions for 508 yds. They have given the ball to the opposition 16 different times.
The Bulldogs are ranked 1st in the nation when it comes to team defense, conceding 9.5 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.6 yards per tote and 82.2 rushing yards per contest so far this season. Overall, they have given up 1,069 rushing yards through 13 games. Regarding passing yards, the Bulldogs are allowing 2,239 yards which ranks them 11th in D-1. They have yielded 172.2 yards per game via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 56.0%. Overall, they are granting 254.4 yards per contest which puts them 2nd in college football. They have conceded 8 touchdowns via the pass and 3 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Wolverines step onto the field holding a record of 12-1 for this year. The last time they took the gridiron, the Wolverines took home the win by a final score of 42-3 when they played the Iowa Hawkeyes. Cade McNamara (1 TD) ended the game with 169 yards on 16/24 passing while his quarterback rate was 131.2. He threw 1 pick and his Y/A was 7.0. Hassan Haskins carried the rock 17 times for 56 yds, finishing the game with 3.3 yards per attempt for Michigan. Michigan ran the ball for 6.2 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 211 yards on 34 carries. The Wolverines finished the contest with a total of 461 yards on 62 plays (7.4 yards per play). The Wolverines secondary gave up a completion percentage of 50.0%, surrendering 175 yds on 19 out of 38 through the air. Michigan relinquished 33 run attempts for 104 yards (3.2 yds per carry).
The Michigan Wolverines have an average of 451.9 yards/game, which is good for 19th in Division 1. The Michigan offense has racked up 551 penalty yards on 64 violations, which has them ranked 92nd in the nation in terms of giving up free yards. During this campaign thus far, the Wolverines have compiled 2,965 passing yards along with holding an average of 228.1 passing yards per outing, which ranks 67th in D-1. When discussing how much they score, the Wolverines sit 13th in the nation holding an average of 37.7 PPG.
The Wolverines are giving up 16.1 points per contest, which has them 5th in college football. Michigan has surrendered a total of 1,574 rushing yards (121.1 yards per game) in addition to 10 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. Overall, they have conceded 209 points in total. They have conceded 13 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 194.7 yards/outing, ranking them 22nd in Division 1. The Wolverines defense has been on the field for 874 plays, which has them sitting 106th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Wolverines college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -8
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