Vanderbilt Commodores (3-2) at Georgia Bulldogs (5-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Sanford Stadium)
The Line: Georgia Bulldogs -26.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Vanderbilt Commodores and the Georgia Bulldogs square off in a week 6 SEC conference college football showdown from Sanford Stadium on Saturday evening.
The Vanderbilt Commodores will look for a huge road win after improving to 3-2 with a 31-27 win over FCS rival Tennessee State in their last outing. Kyle Shurmur has thrown for 1,231 yards, 9 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on 62.3% passing this season while Ke’Shawn Vaughn has rushed for 360 yards and 5 touchdowns this season. Kalija Lipscomb has caught a team-high 43 passes for 480 yards and 6 touchdowns on the year. As a team, Vanderbilt is averaging 414.4 yards of total offense and 27.6 points per game this season.
The Georgia Bulldogs will look for another W to add to their strong start to the season, sitting at 5-0 with a 38-12 triumph over Tennessee in their last outing. Jake Fromm has thrown for 924 yards, 9 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 72.5% passing while Elijah Holyfield has a team-high 368 rushing yards and D’Andre Swift leads the Bulldogs with 4 touchdowns on the ground this season. Mecole Hardman leads UGA with 18 catches for 290 yards and 4 touchdowns while Riley Ridley has 3 touchdowns and 17 receptions and Jeremiah Holloman has 208 yards and 2 touchdowns on the year. As a team, Georgia is averaging 470.2 yards of total offense and 43.2 points per game while sitting top-10 in terms of total yards against and points per game against, allowing 275.6 yards and 13 points per game this season.
Vanderbilt is 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 conference matchups and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games in October while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.Georgia is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 18-6 in their last 24 home games. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
I really want to give Vandy a fighting chance in this one, but how can I expect the Commodores to put up a fight after narrowly escaping against Tennessee State. Georgia has suffocated their opposition this season, and is outscoring opponents by over 30 points per game, and I expect more of the same here as Georgia wins in a rout.