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3 things to know before betting UGA as a 33-point favorite vs. Arkansas State

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 33-point favorite vs. Arkansas State

Through two games, Georgia is 1-1 vs. the spread. The Bulldogs covered a 21-point number by winning 30-6 at Vanderbilt in Week 1, but came up short of the 49-point spread last week in a 63-17 win against Murray State. What will happen this week against another foe Las Vegas thinks is overmatched? Here are three things to know before betting UGA as a 33-point favorite vs. Arkansas State.

Georgia is 5-7 against the spread in its last 12 games vs. The Sun Belt.

The Sun Belt is often jokingly called “The Fun Belt” by many college football fans who enjoy the conference’s penchant through the years for providing exciting finishes. However, the league hasn’t always been as much fun for UGA. The Bulldogs have a losing record vs. the spread against Sun Belt competition. UGA coach Kirby Smart is 1-1 — covering the spread as a 13-point favorite against Appalachian State in 2017, but failing to cover in a 35-21 victory vs. Louisiana-Lafayette in 2016.

UGA is 4-10 against the spread in its last 14 games as a favorite of 30-35 points.

Smart is 1-2 against the spread in such games. The Bulldogs failed to cover as 30.5-point favorites when beating Tennessee 38-12 last September, but covered as 34-point favorites vs. Middle Tennessee State two weeks prior to that. UGA was also on the wrong side of the spread as 33-point chalk in a 42-14 win against Samford in 2017.

The total has gone under in six of Arkansas State’s last seven road games.

A lot has been made this week about the RedWolves high-powered offense. Arkansas State put up 43 points vs. UNLV last week, and 30 points the week prior against SMU. Considering UGA also has a potent offense of its own, that might make the over/under of 58 seem attractive. However, ASU has been far from a given in these situations. (Odds and trend data courtesy of OddsShark.)

Best of luck with your picks this week. For more information on UGA, and the top games of the weekend, check out DawgNation’s sports betting show, Go With the Flow, linked below.