The Georgia Bulldogs will head to the Plains on Saturday for their first true conference road game of the season. It’s another top-20 matchup for the No. 2 Dawgs as they will take on the No. 18 ranked Auburn Tigers.
For the second straight week, Georgia will take on a highly confident opponent heading into the game.
Auburn defeated LSU in Baton Rouge for the first time since 1999 last week, so the Tigers are looking to gain more momentum. The Tigers defeated LSU 24-19 late Saturday night, and it was a whirlwind of a game.
Georgia earned its second-straight conference shutout as the Dawgs defeated No. 8 Arkansas 37-0 during a noon game that was louder than Penn State’s night white-out game. The Dawgs had their 12th man show up early and help demoralize the Hogs.
However, this week, Georgia won’t have that luxury as Jordan-Hare is notoriously loud, and those fans are ruthless. The Dawgs will have a tough test Saturday afternoon as Georgia and Auburn kickoff at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
Auburn Tigers vs. Georgia Bulldogs odds for Week 6
Georgia enters the Auburn game as a 15-point favorite according to the latest odds from WynnBET.
WynnBET currently lists even odds for both Georgia and Auburn at -110 to start the week, so you should bet $110 to win $100.
The Dawgs are a -700 money line favorites, while the Tigers are a +500 underdog. If betting totals is more your thing, WynnBET currently lists the over/under for this SEC showdown at 46.5 points.
Auburn Tigers vs. Georgia Bulldogs prediction for Week 6:
This game produces some of the best game day memories with Uga biting the Auburn player, D’Andre Swift taking it to the house, and many more.
Auburn’s home-field advantage could potentially be a game-changer this week and one Georgia must silence quickly. The South’s Oldest Rivalry is a game that always seems to be intense, and this year’s matchup won’t be any different.
The Dawgs need to continue to be aggressive from the opening snap and get the crowd out of it and keep them out of it. One of the reasons Georgia fell to Auburn in 2017 was because that crowd was in their ears constantly. It forced silly errors, so the Dawgs need to stay disciplined.
Auburn is coming off an emotional victory over LSU, plus with it being such a late game, the Tigers have to be moving slowly this week. Most of the time, when teams play such an intense game, they can be sluggish the following week.
Both teams need to be careful of this because despite the Dawgs running over the Hogs, they don’t need to let it go to their heads.
Georgia will likely be without JT Daniels for another week as he is still nursing a lat injury, so that Stetson Bennett will be the starter. Bennett started for the Dawgs last year against the Tigers, leading the team to a 27-6 victory.
This game was Bennett’s first game as a starter for the Dawgs, and he didn’t disappoint. He went 17-of-28 for 240 yards and one touchdown. Dawg nation saw flashes of what he could do as a starter, and it wouldn’t surprise me to see another performance like this.
Georgia rushed for 202 yards on 45 carries last year, with Zamir White leading the way. He toted the rock 19 times for 88 yards and scored two touchdowns.
Auburn will be hungry this year, though, and Bo Nix is looking to get revenge from last season. He completed 21-of-40 passes for 177 yards and one interception. The Tigers tallied just 39 rushing yards, so it wasn’t their best performance.
Against LSU last week, Nix went 23-of-44 for 255 yards and one touchdown pass. He also led the Tigers in the rushing game with 12 carries for 74 yards and a score. As a whole, they ran for 163 yards and two touchdowns.
Last week, Georgia didn’t pass the ball, but 11 total times for 72 yards. However, the rush attack was emphasized, and rightfully so. The Dawgs carried the ball 56 times for 273 yards and three touchdowns. Georgia didn’t need to utilize the passing game all too much because they got what they needed to on the ground.
However, this week will be slightly different because Auburn will load the box and force Bennett to throw the ball. Georgia fans know he can sling it, but they also know he tends to get a little wild with some passes. He knows what he has to do this week, so I fully expect him to be focused and ready to beat Auburn.
Georgia must figure out how to deal with another confident SEC team looking to spoil their perfect season. If the defense can stay healthy for the Dawgs, it won’t be much of a game because LSU pressured Nix over and over but couldn’t finish the drill. Head coach Kirby Smart forces his players to finish plays like that, so it could get ugly fast on the Plains.