Georgia Bulldogs vs Auburn Tigers Prediction, 9/30/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Location: Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (+19)
The Auburn Tigers (3-1) are welcoming the Georgia Bulldogs (4-0) at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday, September 30, 2023. Georgia opens this matchup as 19-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 46.5.
The Georgia Bulldogs head into this game 4-0 this season. In their last matchup, the Bulldogs played against the UAB Blazers and went home with a win by a final score of 49-21. Daijun Edwards was the best rusher for the Bulldogs with 12 attempts for 66 yds (5.5 yds per carry). Carson Beck connected on 22/32 with 338 yds through the air and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 188.4 and finished the game without throwing a pick. On the ground, the Bulldogs gave up 86 yds on 26 tries, which is an average of 3.3 yards per run surrendered. Georgia surrendered 32 pass completions on 51 tries for 250 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.7%. Once the final whistle blew, they had 76 plays which gave them a total of 582 yds. The Georgia Bulldogs ran the ball a total of 36 times and compiled 188 yards, which earned them an average of 5.2 yds per attempt.
The Bulldogs have earned 1,986 total yards for this campaign. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Georgia has totaled 7 touchdowns via the pass and 13 touchdowns via the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 4 times. Georgia has accrued 109 first downs as a team, and they have been called for 19 penalties for 167 yds. As a unit they maintain an average of 159.0 yards in the run game which is 65th in the country. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Georgia Bulldogs are sitting at 41.5 points per game.
Regarding passing yards, the Bulldogs have given up 781 yds which ranks them 40th in the nation. They have conceded 195.3 yards per game through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 55.6%. Overall, they have yielded 282.3 yards per contest putting them 18th in D-1. They have conceded 4 touchdowns through the air and 2 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing an average of 3.5 yards per rush on the ground and 87.0 yards on the ground per game this year. In total, they have conceded 348 rushing yards through 4 contests. The Bulldogs sit in 10th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 11.3 PPG.
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The Tigers come into this matchup with a record of 3-1 for this year. In their last game, the Tigers took a loss by a score of 27-10 when they played the Texas A&M Aggies. Payton Thorne walked away from the contest with 44 yards on 6/12 through the air while his quarterback rating was 80.8. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 3.7. Brian Battie carried the ball 8 times for 59 yards, ending the contest with 7.4 yards per carry for Auburn. Auburn ran the ball for 3.5 yards per carry, totaling 144 yds on 41 carries. The Tigers finished the contest with a total of 200 yds and they ran 64 plays (3.1 yards per play). The Tigers passing defense gave up a completion rate of 60.0%, surrendering 193 yards on 15 out of 25 through the air. Auburn gave up 33 attempts on the ground for 209 yds (6.3 yds per rush).
Regarding the points being put on the board, the Tigers are 52nd in college football averaging 32.0 points per game. The Auburn Tigers have an average of 371.0 yards per contest, which has them ranked 84th in D-1. The Auburn offense has accrued 205 penalty yds on 26 infractions, which is 48th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition. They have thrown 3 interceptions while conceding 4 fumbles and they have recorded 79 first downs. For the year to this point, the Tigers have thrown for 693 passing yards along with holding an average of 173.3 throwing yards per contest, which is ranked 113th in Division 1. They hold an average of 197.8 yards per game via the ground game and have toted the ball for 791 yards for this season.
Auburn has surrendered a total of 536 yards rushing (134.0 yards per outing) and 4 touchdowns via the rush for the year. They have conceded 4 touchdowns through the air in addition to 164.5 yards/outing, which has them ranked 17th in the nation. They have totaled 3 fumbles and 5 interceptions on the year. The Tigers defense has been on the field for 248 plays, ranking them 29th in the country. The Tigers are conceding 16.0 points per game, which has them sitting 24th in the nation. Overall, they have allowed 64 points.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers +19
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