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The No. 4 ranked Georgia Bulldogs host the No. 24 ranked Texas A&M Aggies Saturday in an SEC battle. Georgia is 9-1 and 6-1 in the SEC while Texas A&M is 7-3 overall and 4-2 in the conference. These two programs have not played each other since 2009, when Georgia won. Georgia is a 13.5 point favorite here. Kickoff is Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia.
The Texas A&M Aggies are 7-3 overall and 4-2 in the SEC. They sit in third place in the West Division, two games behind unbeaten LSU and one game behind Alabama. Their two losses were against Alabama and Auburn. But since that Alabama loss, they have rattled off 4 straight wins. last week they beat up on South Carolina 30-6.
The Georgia Bulldogs continue to power their way through the schedule, They are 9-1 overall and 6-1 in the SEC's East Division, which puts them in first place. They are now ranked No. 4 in the nation. Their one loss this year came to South Carolina, which A&M beat last week. But Georgia beat Auburn last week, a team that's beaten Texas A&M.
Texas A&M rolls past South CarolinaThe Texas A&M Aggies are 7-3 overall and 4-2 in the brutally tough SEC. The Aggies sit in third place in the West Division of the conference, two games behind unbeaten LSU and one game behind Alabama. Their two losses were against Alabama and Auburn. But since that Alabama loss, they have rattled off four straight wins. Last week they beat up on South Carolina 30-6.
In the win, quarterback Kellen Mond passed for 221 yards and a touchdown. Two players rushed for over 100 yards. Cordarrian Richardson had 130 yards on 6 carries with a touchdown while Isaiah Spiller had 129 yards rushing on 24 carries. As a team, they had 319 yards rushing and 540 total yards. They only gave up 260 total yards. It was total domination of a pretty good football team.
Georgia takes care of AuburnThe Georgia Bulldogs continue to power their way through the schedule, The Bulldogs are 9-1 overall and 6-1 in the SEC's East Division, which puts them in first place. They are now ranked No. 4 in the nation. Their one loss this year came to South Carolina, which, interestingly enough, A&M beat last week. In fact, Texas A&M manhandled South Carolina. However, Georgia beat Auburn last week 21-14 and that's a team that beat Texas A&M earlier in the year.
In the win over Auburn, the Bulldogs only had 251 total yards, including 141 yards on the ground. Auburn out gained them, gaining 329 total yards. Auburn also had more first downs, 22 to 16. Georgia jumped out to a 21-0 lead and held on for dear life as Auburn scored twice in the second half. D'Andre Swift provided most of the Dogs offense on the ground with 106 yards. Quarterback Jake Fromm only threw for 110 yards but had 3 touchdown passes.
Trends are from Covers.com:
- Bulldogs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games.
- Aggies are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game.
- Aggies are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games after allowing less than 275 total yards in their previous game.
- Aggies are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Aggies are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points.
- Aggies are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Aggies are 16-6 ATS in their last 22 games on grass.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
Take the Aggies getting the points. Georgia is ranked No. 4 in the country but there's no way they win this game by 2 touchdowns. They may win, playing at home, but it will be close. They are clearly a great defensive team, but so is Texas A&M. This game will be a Dog fight, literally, and will be won in the trenches. There won't be enough offense to allow Georgia to win by two touchdowns. Texas A&M is just too good. They should be ranked higher than they are. Georgia has not beaten a top 25 team all year by more than a touchdown, so they won't here either.
Prediction: Texas A&M +13.5
Full-Game Total Pick
Take the under here. This is a no-brainer. These are two of the better defensive teams in the country. Georgia only allows 10 points per game while A&M only gives up 20 points per game. Throw out the offensive numbers in this one -- this will be a defensive battle. All the trends say take the under. The under is 5-0 in the Bulldogs last 5 games overall and 4-0 in Bulldogs last 4 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game. Also, the under is 5-1 in the Aggies last 6 road games and 5-1 in their last 6 road games against a team with a winning home record.