ATHENS — Georgia football is a 24 1/2-point favorite over Vanderbilt in both team’s season-opening game in Nashville on Aug. 31, according to BetOnline.ag.
The Bulldogs routed the Commodores last season 41-13 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga.
Georgia is universally projected as a top five team this season, while Vanderbilt is in a bit of a rebuilding mode.
The Commodores lost accomplished quarterback Kyle Shurmur off last season’s roster, along with four of the top five tacklers off the defense.
Vanderbilt has played Georgia as tough as anyone else in the SEC East Division of late, pulling off a 17-16 upset in Athens in 2016, and winning 31-27 in Nashville in 2013.
In other SEC season-opening games according to BetOnline.ag:
Saturday, Aug. 24
Miami -8 over Florida (in Orlando)
Thursday, Aug. 29
Texas A&M – 34 1/2 over Texas State
Saturday, Aug. 31
Kentucky -13 over Toledo
Mississippi State -22 over UL-Lafayette
Memphis -6 over Ole Miss
Tennessee -26 over Georgia State
Alabama -30 1/2 over Duke (in Atlanta)
South Carolina – 7 1/2 over North Carolina
LSU -26 over Georgia Southern
Missouri – 15 over Wyoming
Auburn -2 over Oregon (in Arlington, Texas)