Georgia vs. UMass - 11/17/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Georgia vs. UMass - 11/17/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Massachusetts Minutemen (4-7) at Georgia Bulldogs (9-1)

College Football: Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Sanford Stadium)

The Line: Georgia Bulldogs -43.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The UMASS Minutemen and the Georgia Bulldogs meet in a week 12 college football matchup from Sanford Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The UMASS Minutemen will look for a big road win to close out their season after falling to 4-7 this season with a 35-16 loss to BYU in their last outing. Ross Comis has thrown for 1,546 yards, 12 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 60.8% passing while Marquis Young has rushed for 745 yards and 8 touchdowns this season. Andy Isabella leads the Minutemen in receiving with 86 catches for 1,478 yards and 11 touchdowns this year, while Sadiq Palmer has 27 grabs for 415 yards. As a team, UMASS is averaging 442.1 yards of total offense and 33.4 points per game this season.

The Georgia Bulldogs will look to build on their current 3 game winning streak after a 27-10 win over Auburn in their last outing. Jake Fromm has thrown for 1,955 yards, 19 touchdowns and 5 interceptions on 67.5% passing this season while D’Andre Swift and Elijah Holyfield have combined to rush for 1,575 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground this season. Riley Ridley leads the Bulldogs’ receiving corps with 31 grabs for 430 yards and 5 touchdowns while Mecole Hardman has 28 catches for 407 yards and 4 touchdowns this year. As a team, Georgia is averaging 462.8 yards of total offense and 37 points per game this season.

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UMASS is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games against the SEC and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games while the over is 7-1 in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record. Georgia is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 non-conference games.

This is a ton of points to lay, even with Georgia at home, because one UMASS score and you’ve left yourself open to a backdoor cover. The issue with that is that Georgia has scored 34 or more in all but two of their games this season so the potential is there for the Bulldogs to cover. Still, if this line was in the 30s I could talk myself into it, but with this line where it is, I have to take UMASS and the points here.

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Chris’s Pick Massachusetts +43.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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