Oregon Ducks vs Georgia Bulldogs Prediction, 9/3/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oregon Ducks vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2022
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Bulldogs (-16.5)
The Oregon Ducks (10-4 last season) are traveling to Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Georgia Bulldogs (13-1 last year). Georgia opens this game as 16.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 52.5.
The Oregon Ducks ended the year having earned a 10-4 record. In their last matchup, the Ducks faced the Oklahoma Sooners and took a loss by a score of 47-32. Travis Dye was the leader on the ground for the Ducks with 18 carries for 153 yds (8.5 yards per carry). Anthony Brown connected on 27/40 with 306 yds through the air and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 151.5 and ended the game with 1 interception. In the running game, the Ducks gave up 322 yards on 43 tries, which averages out to 7.5 yds per rush surrendered. Oregon conceded 21 completions on 27 attempts for 242 yds, and a completion percentage of 77.8%. When all was said and done, they ran 73 plays which converted into 497 yds. The Oregon Ducks ran the football 33 different times and accrued 191 yards, which had them averaging 5.8 yards per tote.
Regarding putting points on the board, the Oregon Ducks were sitting at 31.4 PPG. Offensively they averaged 201.7 yards on the ground, which was 25th in the nation. The Ducks had 5,930 total yards for the previous season. Oregon earned 21 touchdowns via the pass and 35 touchdowns on the ground. Oregon earned 321 1st downs as a team, and they were hurt by 104 penalties for 904 yards. They surrendered the ball 14 different times.
The Ducks ranked 75th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, giving up 27.0 points per game. Opposing teams ran for an average of 4.0 yards per run and 143.1 rushing yards per game last year. Overall, they gave up 2,003 rushing yards through 14 games. Regarding passing yards, the Ducks conceded 3,378 yds which put them in 115th in D-1. During their 14 games played last season, they allowed 241.3 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 61.0%. They granted 384.4 yards/game which had them sitting 70th in the nation. They relinquished 22 passing touchdowns in addition to 24 running touchdowns.
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The Bulldogs ended the season holding a 13-1 record. When they last stepped on the field, the Bulldogs got the victory with a final of 33-18 against the Alabama Crimson Tide. Zamir White carried the football 13 times for 84 yards, walking away from the game with 6.5 yds per attempt for Georgia. Stetson Bennett (2 TDs) ended the contest with 224 yds on 17/26 passing while his QB rating was 163.1. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 8.6. Georgia conceded 28 rush attempts for 30 yards (1.1 yds per carry). The Bulldogs pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 61.4%, relinquishing 369 yards on 35 for 57 through the air. The Bulldogs finished the contest with 364 yards while running 56 plays (6.5 yards per play). Georgia rushed the ball for 4.7 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 140 yds on 30 attempts.
Regarding the points being put on the board, the Bulldogs sat 9th in college football with an average of 39.0 PPG. Last season, the Bulldogs compiled 3,550 yards through the air in addition to an average of 253.6 throwing yards per outing, ranking them 48th in D-1. The Georgia Bulldogs had an average of 448.1 yards/game, which had them sitting 21st in the country. The Georgia offense totaled 581 yds of penalties on 67 violations, which was 94th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition.
Georgia allowed a total of 1,156 yards on the ground (82.6 yards per game) and 3 touchdowns by way of the ground game over the course of last year. They conceded 8 touchdowns through the air as well as 176.9 yards/outing, ranking them 6th in D-1. The Bulldogs defense took part in 883 plays, which had them ranked 87th in D-1. The Bulldogs gave up 9.6 points per game, which had them ranked 1st in the nation. Over the course of the season, they surrendered 134 total points.
Who will win tonight's Ducks/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Ducks +16.5
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