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Georgia Bulldogs Open as Big Favorites to Thump Auburn Tigers

October 2, 2021

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ATHENS - Kirby Smart and the No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs are considerable favorites to win on the road at Auburn.

Bookmakers opened with Georgia as a considerable 15-point favorite on FanDuel to beat the Tigers, who struggled to beat Georgia State in Auburn’s most-recent home game. No. 10 Auburn’s 40-17 win over No. 1 Georgia in 2017 stands as one of the worst losses in Kirby Smart’s time as head coach at UGA. No. 6 Georgia got revenge a few weeks later in Atlanta with a 28-7 win over No. 4 Auburn in the 2017 SEC Championship Game.  

While considerable, the line does not guarantee success for the Bulldogs. That line indicates the Bulldogs have around an 83% chance to win the contest. Georgia has been a two-touchdown favorite or more 58 times since the 2010 season. They are 56-2 in those contests straight up (2016 Vanderbilt, +14;  2019 South Carolina, +21). 

The No. 6 Georgia Bulldogs were 15.5-point favorites over Auburn in 2012 in what was one of the least competitive games in the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry of late. Georgia beat Auburn 38-0 in a night game at Jordan-Hare Stadium. 

The Bulldogs have had their way with the Tigers straight up and against the spread of late. Georgia has been favored to beat Auburn in eight of the last ten games. Georgia is 8-2 in that stretch straight up. The 2021 game is the third time in the last 11 games that Georgia has been placed as a double-digit favorite to beat Auburn (2012, 2018 and 2021). 



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