The Georgia Bulldogs head to Atlanta for the first of two back-to-back meetings in the state capital as they look to close out the regular season against their in-state rivals Georgia Tech on Saturday.
Georgia is looking to finish out a perfect 12-0 ahead of the SEC Championship Game, and the only thing standing in their way is a beat-up Tech team who is 3-7 on the year.
While it may be easy for some to look ahead to the epic throwdown about to go down in the Mercedes Benz Stadium, the Dawgs need to make sure they remain focused.
Head coach Geoff Collins’ Yellow Jackets are looking to spoil something because this year hasn’t been what they wanted, and he would love to spoil a good thing for the Dawgs.
Georgia Bulldogs vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets odds for Week 13
As we welcome rivalry week and the final week of the regular season, according to the latest odds from WynnBET, Georgia comes into this game as a massive 35 point favorite over the Yellow Jackets.
If you like betting totals, WynnBET currently lists the over/under for this matchup at 54 points.
Last week the Dawgs handled Charleston Southern 54-7, and while they were an FCS opponent, Georgia did their job and got out of there with a 49-point win. The Dawgs are now 11-0 on the season for the first time in almost four decades and looking to keep it that way.
They also have the longest win streak in college football right now at 15 games.
As for Tech, they fell to No.6 Notre Dame 55-0 in a game where they really couldn’t get anything going. Georgia Tech moved to 3-8 on the season after starting 3-3.
Through 11 games, the Dawgs are scoring 40.27 and giving up 7.55 points on average, while the Yellow Jackets average 26.2 points and give up 32.5.
Georgia is an explosive team that has obliterated everyone in their path, and their next victim is Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets should have a hard time against the Dawgs on Saturday, and Bobby Dodd Stadium will feature more red and black than navy and gold.
The Dawgs are suffocating opponents as teams average a total of 236.3 yards a game, with just 77.2 rushing yards a game and 2.4 yards a rush. Through the air, opponents average 159.09 yards and 4.94 yards an attempt.
Georgia has given up just 83 points all season and isn’t looking to give up much more.
The Dawgs have a pretty balanced offense attack as they average 201.5 rushing yards, 238.91 passing yards, and 440.5 total offensive yards a game.
Georgia averages almost seven yards a play, which is No. 6 nationally, so the Yellow Jackets will have to hold on because the Dawgs are looking to eat.
This 35-point spread seems large but right on pace with what the Dawgs have done all season. Through 11 games, 10 of them were decided by 17 or more points, and nine were won by at least 24 points.
Georgia can shut down teams and put up points this year, making them one of the scariest teams in college football. Taking this bet may seem like a bold move, but it could happen and in the first half.
Georgia Bulldogs vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets prediction for Week 13
Georgia isn’t going to lay off Tech because they know it’s an off-year for the Yellow Jackets. Instead, they’re going to push the throttle down more.
After getting shut out by Notre Dame, Georgia Tech will see another lethal offense, but this defense will be the thing that shocks them.
While Tech hung in there with Clemson and other teams who have formidable defenses, Georgia’s is the best in the country and one that isn’t allowing Tech to get any momentum.
The Yellow Jackets are in the middle of a rebuild, but still, this group isn’t ready for what is about to happen on Saturday.
Georgia knows this week needs to include another statement since they close the regular season against two teams with losing records while other members of the current top-4 had two top 10 matchups.
So how does Georgia make a statement — shut out Tech and beat the spread. The Dawgs just need to focus on this game, score the points and make Tech quit before halftime.
That feat is possible as the Dawgs did it last week and have made teams quit all season, but this week is all about clean old fashion hate, and the Dawgs aren’t going to be nice about it.
The 35 point spread seems nice for this matchup because Georgia Tech isn’t good at all. Georgia could really make an example out of this group. So many times in years past, the Dawgs would get into a shootout with Tech during a good year, and that cannot happen in 2021.
Do your job, make them quit, and leave the season 12-0 — that is Georgia’s primary focus this week, not Alabama and the SEC title game the following week.