Check out our free Horned Frogs vs Bulldogs pick and preview for NCAAF week 1 game in Inglewood. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NCAAF matchup.
Horned Frogs vs Bulldogs Pick & Preview: NCAAF Week 1 Betting Odds
Kickoff for this matchup between the TCU Horned Frogs and Georgia Bulldogs is set for 7:30 PM ET. The game will be played in Inglewood, CA at SoFi Stadium with ESPN carrying television coverage. Georgia comes into this non-conference contest, as the -13.5 home favorite. The over-under point total is currently set at 62.
Horned Frogs vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAF
- Teams: TCU Horned Frogs at Georgia Bulldogs
- Where: Inglewood at SoFi Stadium
- Date: Monday, January 9th
- Betting Odds:
- GA -13.5, TCU +387 | GA -538 O/U 62
Horned Frogs Preview:
The Horned Frogs take on the Georgia Bulldogs with a Big 12 record of 9-1 while going 12-1 overall.
In their last matchup, TCU fell by a score of 31-28 to Kansas State. Heading into the game, the Horned Frogs were 1.0 point underdogs on the spread, leading to a loss vs the spread. With their 59 combined points, the two teams remained below the over-under line of 60.5. In the win, the team’s defense gave up a total of 404 yards, with 205 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 89th in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, TCU is ranked 112nd in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 199 yards through the air.
A matchup to keep an eye on in this game is if the TCU offense will continue to rack up explosive plays against a TCU defense that ranks well in several advanced analytics. Currently, the Bulldogs are 7th in defensive EPA. On the other side, Horned Frogs heads into action averaging 40.31 points per game. Look for the Horned Frogs offense to struggle on the ground, as they are facing a Georgia defense that is tough up front. This season, the Bulldogs are averaging 200.0 yards per game and have a below average rush rate compared to other teams. So far, the Horned Frogs are the 42nd ranked team in pass yards per game, with an average of 269.57. This has come while throwing the ball an average of 30.79 times per contest, placing them 122nd in the NCAA.
As the Bulldogs travel to take on the TCU Horned Frogs, they have an overall record of 13-0. This includes going 9-0 in SEC action.
Last week, Georgia beat LSU by a score of 50-30. Leading into the matchup, the Bulldogs were 17.5 point underdogs. The two team’s combined to score 80 points, surpassing the over-under betting line of 52.0. In the loss, the team’s defense gave up a total of 549 yards, with 47 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 5th in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, Georgia is ranked 84th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 502 yards through the air.
Coming into this week’s game, the Georgia offense is averaging 39.15. So far, big plays have been hard to come by for the unit, as they rank poorly in explosive plays in both on the ground and through the air. However, they have an opportunity to put together an above average performance vs a TCU defense ranked 44th in EPA. This season, the Georgia offense has turned to the run at a below average rate. But, this week they have an opportunity to move the ball on the ground as TCU has struggled up front. For the year, the Bulldogs are averaging 207.0 yards per gameon the ground. In the passing game, the Bulldogs will look to continue their strong play, as they are the 23rd ranked team in pass yards per game at, 293.0. So far, they are 92nd in pass attempts, at 33.14 per game.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NCAFF Game
In terms of betting, the Horned Frogs have an ATS record of 8-3-1. Their current over-under record sits at 6-6-0. When looking at their past 5 road matchups, TCU has an ATS record of 3-1-1 while averaging 35.2 per game. The team went 5-0-0 overall in these games.
In terms of betting, the Bulldogs have an ATS record of 7-3-0. Their current over-under record sits at 4-6-0. In their last 5 home games, Georgia has averaged 39.6 points per game while allowing 23.6. The team’s record in this stretch was 5-0-0 while going 2-3-0.
Horned Frogs vs Bulldogs Pick
Free Spread Prediction: TCU Horned Frogs 13.5
Free Spread Prediction: Under 62
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