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College Football Betting Preview: Georgia Bulldogs vs. UAB Blazers

September 23, 2023


The 1-2 UAB Blazers will travel to take on the #1-ranked and 3-0 Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday evening in week 4 of the college football season. 

UAB is 1-2 this season with a win at home against the NC A&T Aggies by a score of 35-6 and losses on the road against the Georgia Southern Eagles by a score of 35-49 and the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns by a score of 21-41 while the Georgia Bulldogs are 3-0 this season with wins at home against the UT Martin Skyhawks by a score of 48-7, the Ball State Cardinals by a score of 45-3, and the South Carolina Gamecocks by a score of 24-14. Will the Bulldogs win in a rout at home or will the Blazers keep the game closer than Vegas projects? Let’s take a look at how these teams have fared this season.

The UAB Blazers enter this game with a record of 1-2 following a 21-41 loss at home against the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns while failing to cover the 2-point spread as a home favorite in week 3 of the college football season. UAB scored 21 points while compiling 386 total yards offensively which included 280 passing yards and 106 rushing yards while allowing 41 points and 513 total yards defensively which included 208 passing yards and 305 rushing yards. Jacob Zeno led the team in passing, completing 27 of 38 attempts for 280 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions while also leading the team in rushing with 52 rushing yards and a touchdown. Samario Rudolph led the team in receiving, catching eight of ten targets for 66 yards and a touchdown.

Georgia enters this game ranked 1st in the AP Poll and 1st in the Coaches Poll with a record of 3-0 following a 24-14 win at home against the South Carolina Gamecocks while failing to cover the 27-point spread as a home favorite in week 3 of the college football season. The Bulldogs scored 24 points while compiling 458 total yards offensively which included 269 passing yards and 189 rushing yards while allowing 14 points and 309 total yards defensively which included 256 passing yards and 53 rushing yards. Carson Beck led the team in passing, completing 27 of 35 attempts for 269 yards. Daijun Edwards led the team in rushing with 20 carries for 118 yards and a touchdown. Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint led the team in receiving, catching all six targets for 71 yards.

BookMaker has the Georgia Bulldogs listed as 41.5-point favorites at home against the UAB Blazers on Saturday evening in week 4 of the college football season. Georgia has won all three games all-time in the series while going 2-1 ATS in those matchups. UAB is 1-2 ATS overall, 0-1 ATS. and 0-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the Georgia Bulldogs are 0-2-1 ATS overall, 0-2-1 ATS at home, and 0-2-1 ATS as a favorite. 

Georgia is the more talented team this season and has been the better team in the series, going 3-0 all-time while going 2-1 ATS in those matchups. However, the Bulldogs have not covered a spread this season and I look for that trend to continue in this matchup which is why I am buying the .5 point and taking the UAB Blazers +42 on the road against the Georgia Bulldogs in week 4 of the college football season on BookMaker. 

Spooky Express Pick: UAB Blazer +42