If not for how the 2020 Georgia football regular season concluded, this would be about as drama-free a matchup as you could ever think up.
First-year head coach Clark Lea inherited a Vanderbilt roster devoid of depth and coming off an 0-9 2020 season against an all-SEC schedule.
Georgia opened as almost five touchdown favorites and it wouldn’t surprise anybody if the Dawgs hang half-a-hundred on the Commodores.
But, Georgia may have a little added edge come kickoff this Saturday at noon in Nashville. Last season, Georgia and Vandy were originally slated to play in Athens on December 5 to close out UGA’s home schedule and act as the backdrop to say farewell to Georgia’s seniors.
Due to COVID issues on Vanderbilt’s roster, the game was postponed to December 19th, but the Commodores never made their way to Athens last season. And Georgia’s seniors never got the sendoff they deserved.
Something tells me head coach Kirby Smart and the Dawgs will impose penance on Vanderbilt this Saturday.
Georgia Bulldogs vs. Vanderbilt Commodores odds for Week 4:
Georgia opened their SEC slate on Saturday with a dominant win over South Carolina. The Junkyard Dawgs defense displayed their dominance again, scoring points for the third straight week, while a healthy JT Daniels found nine different Georgia receivers as he carved up the Gamecocks defense on his way to 303 yards passing and three touchdowns.
Georgia enters the noon matchup with Vanderbilt as a 34.5 point favorite according to the latest odds from WynnBET. WynnBET currently lists even odds for both Georgia and Vandy at -110 (bet $110 to win $100).
If you like betting totals, WynnBET currently lists the over/under for Georgia’s trip to Nashville at 51.0 points. There are currently even odds on the total, with both the over and the under sitting at -110 (bet $110 to win $100).
Georgia Bulldogs vs. Vanderbilt Commodores Prediction for Week 4:
As the saying goes, “Good teams win, great teams cover.” That may be the only drama this week at Vanderbilt Stadium.
There’s a Grand Canyon of disparity between the talent on Georgia and Vanderbilt’s rosters. Georgia could sit every starter on the two-deep on both sides of the ball, and still walk out of Nashville with a three-touchdown win.
JT Daniels looked poised and precise in his return to the starting lineup. Expect him to build on that stellar performance by continuing to push the ball downfield and find open receivers.
This Georgia defense continues to be must-see TV every time they step on the field. Every time the opposing offense lines up, I lean up in my seat a little bit at the prospect of the Junkyard Dawgs doing something explosive.
They’ve scored in all three games thus far, and the front seven continues to dictate their opponents’ offensive flow from play one. Even when they don’t get home for a sack, the pressure is preventing the quarterback from setting his feet and forcing him to get it out quicker than he wants.
Not only is Vanderbilt completely overmatched, they’re facing a Dawgs team with a bit of an axe to grind after tapping out on their scheduled trip to Athens to close the regular season in 2020. Georgia will come out fast and furious on both sides of the ball and sink the Commodores before they know what hit ’em. Georgia rolls, and lights up the scoreboard in the process, so we like the Dawgs to cover and we’ll take the over.