NCAA College Football: 9/21/2019

This Last week there were no college football teams with two ranked teams playing against each other. This week we get to look forward to a few games with ranked teams facing off.c#17 Texas A & M will host #8 Auburn. Texas is a 3.5 point home favorite, despite Auburn being 3-0. #13 Wisconsin will host #11 Michigan where the Badgers are a 3.5 point home favorite; both teams are 2-0. And I think the big game of the week would have to be #3 Georgia hosting #7 Notre Dame, where the Irish are a 14 point road underdog. The over/under in that game is 58.5 points. The Bulldogs are 3-0 and the Irish 2-0, and Georgia has a 67.3% chance of winning based on the ESPN Power Match-up Predictor. Notre Dame is +480 with the money line, and Georgia is -650. That is a pretty big money line payout for a 7th ranked team. Both teams have a high powered offense. ND is averaging 50.5 points per game and Georgia just below that at 49.3 ppg.

But both teams are also strong on the other side of the ball, with ND giving up just 15.5 points per game, and Georgia an impressive 7.7 ppg over 3 games. So something will have to give on Saturday. Both teams have had fairly easy games though so far, with the 5 games played between them having no opponents ranked in the top 25. Georgia is only letting up about 60 yards on the ground the whole season, and ND is rushing for about 193 yards this year, so it seems that the Irish will want to pass the ball often. ND has 313 passing yards against Georgia's 182 yards allowed through the air. If I had to guess which would prevail, I would say the offense will continue to be there, and the defenses will fold. I see this game being easily over the 58.5 point over/under. And I do think Georgia wins this game at home, but I don't think they will win by 2 touchdowns, so I would take Notre Dame getting 14 points, and the over.