- The #3 Clemson Tigers are favored at (-150) against the #5 Georgia Bulldogs who have odds of (+130).
- These teams faced one another twice last season, splitting the series 1-1.
- Clemson will be starting with a new QB while Georgia will be bringing back JT Daniels.
CLEMSON, S.C. – The college football betting season is officially here and to start things off on the right kick, two of the top five teams will go head to head; the #5 Georgia Bulldogs and the #3 Clemson Tigers.
Sportsbooks have short odds on Clemson to take the win but longshot betting fans may find taking Georgia as the potentially better wager. Clemson will be running with a new QB in DJ Uiagalelei after star QB Trevor Lawrence joined the NFL.
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs are seeing the return of QB JT Daniels. Additionally, Georgia managed to split the season series 1-1 in the two games they faced against Clemson last season.
Tigers Host The Bulldogs
College football betting sites likely have Clemson as the favorite because they are ranked higher than Georgia and made it further last season. Despite this, Clemson is not a landslide favorite over Georgia as they are only favored by a field goal.
Georgia Bulldogs Vs. Clemson Tigers
- Moneyline: Clemson -150, Georgia +130
- Spread: Clemson -3.0
- Totals: OVER/UNDER 50.5
The Bulldogs are coming into this matchup with a lot of returning talent, specifically with their strong defense. Georgia had the nation’s top rushing defense last season.
Clemson will be looking to test out freshman 5-star recruit RB Will Shipley to see how he fairs against the Bulldogs defense. Expect Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney to call running plays early for both Shipley and returning RB Lyn-J Dixon.
Georgia will have the advantage of experience and upperclassmen athletes, making them an easy pick for underdog betting fans. However, it’s good to note that the AP Rankings have Clemson at #3 in the nation for a reason.
Alternative Bets For Bigger Payouts
The best way to cash in on this powerhouse matchup with regulated sportsbooks is to look deeper into the book for alternative betting lines and combinations. Sports bettors looking to take Clemson to win and betting on the Bulldogs to cover the -1.0 spread will see the odds go from (-150) to (-140).
For bigger gains, bettors can take Clemson to win by even more points. Clemson at -3.5 sees (+115) odds, -4.5 sees (+125 odds), and -5.0 sees (+135) odds at sportsbooks.
Gamblers can even adjust the lines for the totals for larger payouts if betting on a single team isn’t what they want to do. Taking the UNDER at 40.0 for example will net (+275) odds.
This will be a defensive-focused game and the score could realistically be lower with both teams. Wagering in this fashion may be best when it comes to betting on the Clemson Vs. Georgia game.
The action kicks off at 7:30 EST. Fans can watch it live on ABC or the ESPN app.
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