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Georgia football over/under set at 8
There’s still a long way to go until the 2017 season begins, but it’s never to early to see what Vegas has to say. Just last week we looked at Georgia’s surprisingly good national title odds. Today, we take a look at the early win totals provided by Las Vegas sportsbook CG Technology.
According to CG, Georgia’s early over/under is set at 8 wins, joint best in the SEC East along with Florida. Here are the over/unders for the rest of the SEC, aside from Missouri, Vanderbilt and Ole Miss, which weren’t among the 50 teams with totals provided by CG Technology:
Alabama — 10.5
LSU — 9
Auburn — 8
Florida — 8
Georgia — 8
Tennessee — 7.5
Texas A&M — 7
Arkansas — 7
Kentucky — 6
Mississippi State — 5.5
South Carolina — 5.5
As you can see, the favorites in the East — UGA, Florida and Tennessee — are all grouped together, with the Vols lagging behind the other two at 7.5, so Vegas isn’t expecting a whole lot from the top of the East. This makes sense, as Senator Blutarsky of Get The Picture noted: Is anyone comfortable going out on a limb for any of these teams?
For Georgia, I’d have to take the over. With what’s being brought back on defense, the power in the backfield and a home schedule that can at worst be described as manageable, running the table in Athens shouldn’t be out of the question, or even unexpected. That’s 6 wins right there. Then, 3 wins are needed in games against Notre Dame, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Florida, Auburn and Georgia Tech. Three or more wins from that slate can be done, and I don’t see less than 2. Eight wins and a push could be in the cards — which might still be enough to win the East — but I have a hard time seeing anything less.
So, what do you think? Are you taking over or under 8 wins for Georgia in 2017?
UGA men’s tennis into NCAA Final Four
The NCAA Tennis Championships hummed along at Dan Magill Tennis Complex over the weekend, with one Bulldog team moving on to the Final Four and the other crashing out in the round of 16.
Georgia’s men’s team was forced to endure a 5-hour weather delay. UGA and UCLA were forced indoors around 6 p.m. on Saturday and didn’t resume play 11 p.m. But the result was worth the wait as the Bulldogs upset the No. 5 Bruins, 4-2, to advance to the semifinals. Next up is North Carolina on Monday at 10 a.m. (check here for live updates if you’re reading this after 10), with a trip to the national title match on the line.
— Georgia Tennis (@UGAtennis) May 21, 2017
The women’s team didn’t fare as well, falling to Pepperdine, 4-3, in the round of 16 as the Waves extended their current winning streak to 18 matches dating back to mid-March.
UGA baseball is Hoover bound
Georgia baseball won its third consecutive series this past weekend, taking two of three games on the road against South Carolina. The wins were enough to earn UGA a spot in the SEC Tournament as a No. 12 seed, the final team to make it into the field. Georgia will face No. 5 seed Mississippi State on Tuesday in Hoover, Ala. The game will be broadcast on the SEC Network (time TBD).
— Kyle Deckelbaum (@KATVKyle) May 21, 2017
Although the Diamond Dogs are 25-31 this season, there is some hope for the SEC Tournament. They’ve gone 8-3 in the month of May, including a series win against Mississippi State just over a week ago. Should they beat MSU on Tuesday in Hoover, they’ll face No. 4 seed Arkansas on Wednesday.
But regardless of Georgia performs in the tournament, there should be renewed hope for the future because of this recent run. This is an incredibly young team, with 2 seniors, 7 juniors, 12 sophomores and 14 freshmen on the roster. This season already is a lost cause. If this form can build confidence and carry over, we might finally see UGA kick out of the rut its been stuck in for years.
- Lamar Heard, captain of UGA’s Final Four team, dies (Chip Towers, DawgNation)
- Ex-UGA receiver Mikey Henderson charged with student sex assault (DawgNation)
- JUCO prospect Emmit Gooden still has UGA on his mind after new offers (Jeff Sentell, DawgNation)
- WATCH: Georgia installs DJ booth in football locker room (Brian Stutltz, DawgNation)
- Georgia post-spring analysis: Lorenzo Carter, Davin Bellamy ready for one final run (Jason Butt, The Telegraph)
- Georgia post-spring analysis: Tight ends could see more usage (Jason Butt, The Telegraph)
- For UGA, and others, have preseason polls been a good indicator of where teams will rank in the end? (Patrick Garbin, UGA Sports)
- UGA gaining steam for trio of major recruiting targets? (Jake Rowe, Dawgs247)
- Can Georgia snag this talented Tennessee tailback? (MaconDawg, Dawg Sports)
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