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Georgia Bulldogs at Clemson Tigers Betting Odds

Time: 8 PM EST Saturday August 31, 2013

The 8th ranked Clemson Tigers host the 5th ranked Georgia Bulldogs in a non-conference match up.

Last season Georgia finished at 12-2 and won the SEC East and Clemson finished at 11-2 and came in 2nd place in the ACC Atlantic.

This game features a few players that are Heisman candidates in QB Aaron Murray and RB Todd Gurley of Georgia and QB Tajh Boyd from Clemson.

The Georgia defense will have to deal with Gurley and RB Keith Marshall, who combined to rush for 2,144 yards and 25 TD last season.

Last season the Tigers and the Bulldogs were 2 of the highest scoring teams in the nation with Clemson ranking 6th in points per game and Georgia ranking 19th.

Last season Clemson was 6-1 at home and Georgia was 3-1 on the road.

Betting Odds at 5Dimes
Point Spread: Georgia -2
Over/Under Total Line: 72

2012 Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Georgia Bulldogs: 12-2 SU 8-5 ATS
Clemson Tigers: 11-2 SU 9-3 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• UGA is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
• UGA 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. ACC.
• UGA has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
• CLEM is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
• CLEM is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games.
• CLEM has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 home games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Georgia: 89.55
Clemson: 83.55

Key Player Injuries

UGA
[DB] 08/23/2013 – Sheldon Dawson probable Saturday vs. Clemson ( Shoulder )
[DB] 08/24/2013 – Tray Matthews probable Saturday vs. Clemson ( Shoulder )
[K] 08/26/2013 – Marshall Morgan is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Clemson ( Disciplinary )
[WR] 08/17/2013 – Chris Conley “?” Saturday vs. Clemson ( Shoulder )
[T] 08/16/2013 – Austin Long out for season ( Academics )
[RB] 08/22/2013 – Brendan Douglas “?” Saturday vs. Clemson ( MCL )
[DB] 08/22/2013 – Damian Swann “?” Saturday vs. Clemson ( Hip )
[DB] 08/19/2013 – Corey Moore “?” Saturday vs. Clemson ( Knee )
[DB] 08/19/2013 – Reggie Wilkerson out for season ( ACL )
[DB] 08/19/2013 – Shaquille Fluker “?” Saturday vs. Clemson ( Back )
[DB] 08/13/2013 – Josh Harvey-Clemons expected to miss Saturday vs. Clemson ( Suspension )

CLEM
[Backup QB] 08/15/2013 – Chad Kelly out indefinitely ( Knee )
[TE] 08/15/2013 – Jordan Leggett expected to miss Saturday vs. Georgia ( Knee )
[TE] 08/15/2013 – Sam Cooper out indefinitely ( Knee )
[WR] 08/19/2013 – T.J. Green probable Saturday vs. Georgia ( Knee )

Next Game
Georgia vs. South Carolina
Clemson vs. South Carolina State

Our Selection : It’s Really really tough to pick a side here. Both teams have a lot of talent on the offensive side of the ball and can sure put up a ton of points in a hurry. We like a small play on the total in this game. The over/under total line opened at 73 but one sided action has pushed the number down to 70 at most online sportsbooks. We are going to make our play against where the action is and play the Over. Take Over 70 points at 5Dimes and get reduced juice on every play.

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