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2022 Georgia Bulldogs Betting Odds, Picks & Predictions

2022 GEORGIA BULLDOGS BETTING ODDS, PREDICTIONS, PREVIEW

The Georgia Bulldogs won its first national championship since 1980, as head coach Kirby Smart led UGA to the promise land in a 33-18 victory over the rival Alabama Crimson Tide and Nick Saban.

Georgia's defense was nasty in the championship season, allowing just 9.5 points per game in the regular season to lead the nation. UGA was also second in the country with just 254.3 yards per game allowed, third with 172.6 passing yards per outing and fourth with just 81.7 rushing yards per contest. There weren't a lot of ways for the opposition to move the ball on the champs.

In the SEC Championship Game, Alabama hung 41 points on the Bulldogs in an inexplicable performance, but it rebounded just about five weeks later to shut down the Tide. The Bulldogs posted three shutouts, while holding nine teams to 10 or fewer points in the regular season.

Georgia has some giant shoes to fill, including the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, DL Travon Walker, as well DL Jordan Davis, a run stuffing tackle machine. Devonte Wyatt is also off to the NFL. Jalen Carter is back, however, and he was an all-conference selection in 2021. Tramel Walthour could be the next big thing in Athens for the Junkyard Dawgs. And the team's defensive coordinator, Dan Lanning, is also gone, leaving for Oregon after the historically amazing season.

QB Stetson Bennett led the team to a championship after taking over for an injured QB JT Daniels, serving as a very unlikely hero in what was his fifth collegiate season at UGA. But he won't roll up huge stats, and it will be interesting to see if he looks as good with a defense that might not be nearly as nasty. Daniels, meanwhile, hit the portal for West Virginia. RBs Kenny McIntosh and Kendall Milton look to hold down the fort in the backfield, taking over for the departed RBs Zamir White and James Cook. Branson Robinson is also a hyped incoming prospect.

Best Bet: Georgia To Win SEC Championship (+145)

2022 GEORGIA BULLDOGS SCHEDULE

  • Sat., Sept. 3 - vs. Oregon*
  • Sat., Sept. 10 - vs. Samford
  • Sat., Sept. 17 - at South Carolina
  • Sat., Sept. 24 - vs. Kent State
  • Sat., Oct. 1 - at Missouri
  • Sat., Oct. 8 - vs. Auburn
  • Sat., Oct. 15 - vs. Vanderbilt
  • Sat., Oct. 29 - vs. Florida*
  • Sat., Nov. 5 - vs. Tennessee
  • Sat., Nov. 12 - at Mississippi State
  • Sat., Nov. 19 - at Kentucky
  • Sat., Nova. 26 - vs. Georgia Tech

WIN TOTAL ODDS

  • Over 10.5 (-260)
  • Under 10.5 (+210)

GEORGIA BULLDOGS ODDS TO WIN SEC CHAMPIONSHIP

+145

Georgia has A LOT of pieces to replace on defense, including it's top-notch DC. But the good news is that the schedule is very favorable, including a neutral-site game against old friend Dan Lanning and Oregon in the opener on Sept. 3.

We'll find out a lot about Georgia in the opener. If it can get by that game, and it is favored to do so, there aren't a lot of tests the rest of the way. There is no Alabama on the schedule. There is no Arkansas. There is no LSU, Ole Miss or Texas A&M on the crossover schedule. They'll run the SEC East with very little speed bumps, even if the defense isn't as good. The big test will be in December, when it's expected to see a rematch with Alabama. It would be stunning not to see the Dawgs in Atlanta. Can they beat Alabama? Right now, the answer would be no. But Georgia has some nice incoming pieces coming in to give it another go.

GEORGIA BULLDOGS ODDS TO WIN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

+300

I don't like the Bulldogs to repeat. It's super difficult to do so anyway, and Georgia just has too much change, losing major pieces on the defensive side of the ball. And I don't like the lack of continuity with the DC leaving.

I'd feel a lot better about Georgia's chances if it had an offense which could roll up big points and outgun other teams, but Bennett just isn't that kind of passer, the running backs will both be getting their first cracks at a chance for success. Georgia also lost WR Jermaine Burton, a top-notch receiver, and to make matters worse, he went to Alabama in the transfer portal. Ouch. UGA will likely find themselves in the CFP again, but they'll come up short this time around.

Kirby Smart and Stetson Bennett look for the title repeat in 2022. (Getty Images)

GEORGIA BULLDOGS 2022 HEISMAN CONTENDERS & ODDS

Kendall Milton (RB) +10000

Brock Bowers (TE) +15000

Arik Gilbert (WR) +15000

Stetson Bennett (QB) +20000

There are a lot of nice pieces for the Bulldogs, but no one stands out with good Heisman chances, and the big odds are proof the books see it that way, too. Bennett is decent, WR Arik Gilbert is unproven, TE Brock Bowers is a good player, but he's a tight end. A TE isn't winning the hardware. The best bet, if you really had your heart set on backing a UGA player, would be Milton. But that's tossing good money out the window. There are better options elsewhere.

2021 GEORGIA BULLDOGS BETTING RESULTS

  • SU: 14-1
  • ATS: 10-5
  • O/U: 6-9
  • ATS-Home: 2-4
  • ATS-Road: 8-1
  • ATS-Favorite: 9-5
  • ATS-Underdog: 1-0

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