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3 things to know before betting UGA as a 28.5-point favorite at Georgia Tech

Brandon Adams

Georgia football is one of the favorites to win the national championship this season, and many Bulldogs fans who are watching those odds are also watching the week-to-week point spreads as well. With that in mind, DawgNation is proud to share a brand new show — in partnership with R.S. Andrews — called Go With the Flow. It offers a chance to hear from some of your favorite DawgNation personalities as they share their thoughts on UGA, and the other big games each week around college football, and play along with R.S. Andrews’ Dari Payrow as he decides which picks he likes best.

3 things to know before betting UGA as a 28.5-point favorite at Georgia Tech

Georgia has covered the spread in its last six wins vs. Georgia Tech.

The point spread hasn’t been a factor for UGA against Georgia Tech in recent years. The only two times over the last eight meetings with the Yellow Jackets that the Bulldogs didn’t cover were the only outright losses for UGA over that span (in 2014 and 2016). However, Saturday’s line is the highest spread by which UGA has been favored against Georgia Tech since at least 1995 — the earliest year for which trend data is available.

UGA has covered 10-straight games at Georgia Tech.

Much has been made of the Bulldogs’ winning streak at Bobby Dodd Stadium (UGA hasn’t lost there since 1999). However, UGA is on an even longer streak of spread covers. UGA has covered every road game against the Yellow Jackets since winning 27-24 as 4.5-point favorites in 1997. The Bulldogs covered as four-point underdogs in the 51-48 loss in 1999, and won 30-24 as nine-point underdogs in 2009 — which was the last time the Yellow Jackets were favored in the series.

The total has gone “under” in six-straight UGA games.

The Bulldogs haven’t exceeded the predicted over/under total since a 43-14 win at Tennessee on Oct. 5 — which also marks the only UGA game vs. a Power Five opponent to go over this season. For the year, “unders” have hit in nine of the Bulldogs’ 11 games (Odds and trend data courtesy off OddsShark).

For more on UGA vs. Missouri, and a betting preview of the rest of the weekend’s top games, check out the latest edition of Go With The Flow — presented by R.S. Andrews — linked below.