Our college football handicapping professional Ross Benjamin has gone a superb 25-11 (69%) with his free picks at Sportsbook Review. He provides us with a NCAA football betting preview article on Saturday’s game between Auburn and Georgia which culminates with a free pick.
Could’ve, Should’ve, and Would’ve Game of the Week
The Georgia Bulldogs host the Auburn Tigers on Saturday in Athens with the opening kickoff slated for 7:15 PM ET. According to the College Football Betting Odds at BetOnline, Georgia is a 2.5 point favorite, and the posted total is 68.5. Both teams enter the contest with identical 7-2 records. Auburn won last season’s game at home versus Georgia 43-38 in dramatic fashion, completing a desperation pass for a touchdown in the closing seconds.
Crushing Loss for the Auburn Tigers
Auburn was in the driver’s seat to be one of the 4-teams that would participate in the 4-team playoff on New Year’s Day, they were 7-1, and were coming off a huge win on the road versus a very good Mississippi team. Then it all came crashing down last Saturday in a 41-38 home loss, and as a huge 23.5 point favorite, versus a Texas A&M team that entered the contest in disarray. The high scoring affair marked the 3rd consecutive game the Tigers had gone over the total. The Auburn defense has been badly exposed over the last 4-games, allowing an average of 36.3 points, and 487.3 yards per contest. On a positive note, the offense continues to fire on all cylinders during the last 3-games, averaging 38.3 points, and 546.7 yards per outing.
Rebounding Following a Shocking Loss
Similar to their upcoming opponent (Auburn), Georgia was in control of their own destiny just a couple of weeks ago. They were 6-1, in complete control of the SEC East, and by winning out, they would assuredly make a strong case to be part of the 4-team playoff. However, then came the annual rivalry game in Jacksonville against the Florida Gators. The Bulldogs entered the contest as 14.5 point favorite, and were taken to the woodshed by the Gators in a 38-20 loss. Much to their credit, they bounced back last week on the road versus an upstart Kentucky team in a resounding 63-31 win. Georgia has gone over the total in 8 of their 9-games this season, and the 9-games have averaged 66.2 points combined. Georgia enters this game averaging 43.0 points per game on the season.
College Football Betting System
Any team (Auburn) with a total of 63.0 or more, that’s compiled 525-yards or more of total offense in each of their previous 2-games, and both teams in the game are allowing 330 to 390 yards per outing, has seen 27 of those 33-games (81.8%) go over the total since 1992. This system clearly favors Auburn, and that’s the side I’ll use for one of my College Football Picks this week.
Free College Football Pick: Auburn/Georgia to go over the total of 68.5 at 5Dimes