College Football Betting — Georgia Takes Dead Aim at Revenge Against Clemson

Clemson Tigers College Football Betting -- Georgia Takes Dead Aim at Revenge Against Clemson

College Football Betting — Georgia Takes Dead Aim at Revenge Against Clemson

There are some people out there who believe the Clemson Tigers (+1400 to win the ACC as posted at BetAnySports) have lost much of their explosiveness, and indeed they have lost the best quarterback and wide receiver they’ve had in recent memory. On Saturday they will pay a visit to Athens as they take on the Georgia Bulldogs in college football betting action that is slated to begin at 5:30 PM ET at Sanford Stadium.

So what are the Tigers going to do without departed quarterback Tajh Boyd? Well, they have a couple of possibilities, and both of them may see action in this contest. As for wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who went to the Buffalo Bills in the first round, it is going to be difficult to replace his big-play ability.

Georgia lost its quarterback as well, but they have a veteran to step in and take his place. The big questions come on the defensive side of the ball, where they have to get something out of a unit that gave up more points than at any time in the program’s history.

Last year’s game went back and forth, and Clemson came out of it with a 38-35 victory, so Georgia has an opportunity to get some revenge at home. In the college football betting lines that have been established by the folks at BetAnySports, the Bulldogs are the solid favorites:

College Football Betting Odds Courtesy Of BetAnySports USA NCAAF Online Sportsbook

Georgia Bulldogs -7.5
Clemson Tigers +7.5

Over 54 Points -110
Under 54 Points -110

The tenure of Boyd at Clemson will never be forgotten, because he was able to do so much, both with his ability to pass and run with the football. But coach Dabo Swinney has a couple of ways to go with his situation at quarterback. Cole Stoudt, whose dad Cliff played in the NFL, is the starter as we head into this opener, and Swinney has the luxury of being able plug in Deshaun Watson, who supplies something in the way of mobility.

BetAnySports customers don’t have to have a lot of anxiety about how Georgia is going to replace Aaron Murray under center. That’s because Hutson Mason, a senior, has spent a lot of time in this system. He threw 110 passes last season. His play action should work, with perhaps the top backfield in the nation, when you consider the abilities of Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall. Gurley could actually be a Heisman contender if he stays healthy for the entire season and the Bulldogs wind up being a conference title contender.

What could hold them back? Well, the defense, which allowed opponents to score 377 points last season. needs to get its act together. But nine starters are back on the stop unit for coach Mark Richt and brand-new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, who is looking to blitz a lot. It may not be too easy to rattle Stoudt, who in limited duty last season completed 47 of 59 passes. College football bettors certainly know that the secondary needs a lot of work.

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CHARLES JAY grew up around the gaming business, was raised in the boxing business, and along the way has developed a colorful background through a wide range of experiences. Jay was a veteran of almost two decades actively in the boxing industry, as a writer, publicist, matchmaker, booking agent, manager, and promoter. He was engaged as editorial consultant for USA Network's "Tuesday Night Fights" for seven years, and also did some on-air work for USA. He also served as color commentator for, among others, Sunshine Network and Prime Network, and has called more than a dozen world championship fights for national and/or international television. He has been the host of numerous radio programs, including "Sportswatch with Charles Jay" on KDWN in Las Vegas, "Total Action" on WAXY 790 in Miami, and "Charles Jay's Winning Edge", syndicated into 55 markets by the American Radio Networks. For the past 20 years, he has been a professional sports handicapper, and as a consultant to the casino industry from 1993-95, helped to launch Casino Magic in Mississippi as a major venue for sports promotions. Also, he's been a casino/sports gaming columnist for a number of leading publications, including Sports Form, Casino Player, Card Player, and The Gambler. In the 2000's, he became widely known as one of the world's leading proponents and experts on the subject of boxing reform, having been asked to appear on numerous panels and speak at officials' seminars. He was the author of "Operation Cleanup" and "Operation Cleanup 2: Unfinished Business" - two critically-acclaimed e-books that represent arguably the most comprehensive and in-depth examination of boxing reform issues ever put into publication. In 2004 he published a third electronic book - "Body Shots: Outside the Ring and Inside the Game of Pro Boxing". In 2003 he was the recipient of the "Dignity" Award, in the category of "Best Sports Writer," as bestowed by the Retired Boxers Foundation.

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