The No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs (-14) are ready to welcome the No. 7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Sanford Stadium. CBS owns the TV rights and the game is scheduled to kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET.
No. 7 Notre Dame vs. No. 3 Georgia Betting Odds 9/21/2019
Georgia is giving up 14 points in this game. The Fighting Irish are currently being given +425 moneyline odds while the Bulldogs are -600. This tilt should offer several live betting opportunities. The over/under has been set at 56.5 points.
Early action has been swaying toward the Dawgs. The line initially opened at -12 and the game’s over/under was originally 57.
The Fighting Irish are 2-0 straight up (SU) while the Bulldogs are 3-0 SU. The Fighting Irish are 1-1 against the spread (ATS) and have gained 1.0 unit so far in 2019. The team has posted an O/U record of 1-1.
The Bulldogs have gained 0.0 units this season. They’re 2-1 ATS and have an O/U record of 1-2.
The Fighting Irish are looking to stay undefeated after a 66-14 victory over New Mexico last week. Ian Book completed 15-of-24 passes for 360 yards and five touchdowns. Book (46 yards on nine rush attempts, one TD) also led the running attack. Chase Claypool (four receptions, 96 yards, one TD) and Lawrence Keys III (two catches, 20 yards) handled the receiving duties in the win.
Georgia just put together a 55-0 win over Arkansas State. The team’s defensive unit did its part in the victory, keeping the Red Wolves to just 177 passing yards and 43 rushing yards. Jonathan Adams Jr. had a good showing in the defeat, recording 85 yards on seven catches for Arkansas State. As a group, the Dawgs collectively completed 26-of-33 passes for 388 yards and three touchdowns. Jake Fromm went 17-for-22 for 279 yards and three touchdowns while Stetson Bennett was nine-of-10 for 109 yards. D’Andre Swift (76 yards on nine rush attempts) handled the running game as George Pickens (five receptions, 84 yards) and Dominick Blaylock (four catches, 112 yards, one TD) led the receiving attack in the win.
Notre Dame has run the ball on 61.5 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Georgia has an overall rush percentage of 58.2 percent. The Fighting Irish have rushed for 194 yards/game and have six scores on the ground this year. The Dawgs are putting up 287 rushing yards per contest and have 11 total rush TDs.
If the numbers so far this season are any indication, then it appears the Dawgs should hold an edge when it comes to effectiveness in the ground game. Their running backs has produced 7.6 yards per carry while the defense has allowed a YPC of 2.1 to opponents. The Fighting Irish have ran for 4.8 yards per carry while allowing 5.0 YPC to opponents.
The Irish have averaged 314 yards through the air overall and have seven passing TDs so far. The Dawgs have put up 279 pass yards per game and also have seven total pass scores.
Defensively, Notre Dame appears to have the upper hand when it comes to limiting the pass. The team has allowed opponents to run for an average of 231 yards and pass for 143 yards per game. Georgia has allowed 60.7 rushing yards per game and 182.3 to opponents in the air. The Irish are giving up an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of just 2.00 to opponents, while the Dawgs have allowed a 3.24 ANY/A.
Book is up to 360 passing yards on the year, and has completed 15-of-24 attempts with five passing touchdowns and has yet to throw an interception. Book’s got a sparkling 18.12 adjusted net yards per pass attempt overall, although that number is 12.78 over the past two games.
Look for a balanced attack offensively from Notre Dame in this one. Chase Claypool (96 receiving yards, one receiving touchdown on the year), Tony Jones Jr (17 rush yards) and Ian Book (46 rush yards, one rush TD, 0 receiving yards) have each played big roles lately.
Jake Fromm has recorded 435 yards, four TDs and zero INTs for Georgia. His ANY/A stands at 11.44 for the year and 15.18 over his past two outings.
D’Andre Swift (223 rushing yards, 64 receiving yards, one receiving touchdown on the year), George Pickens (84 receiving yards) and Dominick Blaylock (112 receiving yards, one receiving TD) have combined for 538 total yards and six touchdowns over the last two games.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Georgia Bulldogs Betting Pick
SU Winner – Georgia, ATS Winner – Georgia, O/U – Over
Team Betting Trends
The Georgia defense has notched triple the sack total of Notre Dame this season (12 versus four).
The Georgia offense has lost two fumbles in 2019 while the Notre Dame offense has lost one.
The Fighting Irish offense has produced four pass plays of 40 or more yards, while the Bulldogs have accounted for three such plays.
The Notre Dame defense has allowed one pass play of 40 or more yards, while Georgia has given up three such plays.
The Notre Dame offense has created four rushing plays of 20+ yards, while Georgia has created seven such runs.
The Fighting Irish defense has allowed four rushing plays of 20 yards or more, while the Bulldogs have given up two such runs.
The Over/Under for Georgia’s last game going into it was 58.5. The under cashed in the 55-0 victory over Arkansas State.
In its last three games, Georgia is 2-1 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.
The Over/Under for Notre Dame’s previous game was set at 63.5. The over cashed in the team’s 66-14 victory over New Mexico.