College football gambling frustration is starting to mount with the Georgia Bulldogs as they have become a NCAA football gambling overlay and underachieving program.
The AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis, TN will feature the Georgia Bulldogs and the Central Florida Knights with a telecast on ESPN set for 3:30 PM ET on December 31. Sports Gambling opened with AutoZone Liberty Bowl odds of Georgia -6.5 with a total of 55.5.
Central Florida has a record of 10-3 both straight up and with the NCAA odds. The Knights went over the total in 7 games this year. UCF is coming off a 17-7 win in the Conference USA Championship Game over SMU and enters action with the AutoZone Liberty Bowl odds with 8 wins in their last 9 games.
Central Florida wins games they old fashioned way as they ranked 25th nationally for rushing and 12th nationally for points allowed on defense. Ronnie Weaver led the Knights with 890 yards rushing and a 4.8 yards per carry average with 11 TD’s. Jeff Godfrey passed for 68% completions and a 9.8 yards per attempt average with a 13/6 TD/INT ratio.
Georgia has a record of 6-6 straight up and just 5-7 with the NCAA football lines as they went over the total in 9 of their 12 games. UGA finished a distant 3rd in the Southeastern Conference East Division. The Bulldogs finished the season with a 42-34 win over Georgia Tech to qualify for this bowl as they had to recover from a 1-4 start to the season.
Georgia finished 50th overall for total offense and 34th for total defense. Freshman quarterback Aaron Murray finished strong and has a 9.4 yards per attempt average with a 24/6 TD/INT ratio. Junior AJ Green averaged almost 16 yards per catch with 9 TD’s. Coach Mark Richt needs a win in this one to cool off his seat and to build positive momentum for what is likely a make or break 2011 season for him.
Central Florida has covered 7 of their last 9 college football gambling matchups as a dog while Georgia has covered 4 consecutive bowl games. UGA has gotten the money in just 1 of their last 7 games versus teams with a winning record however.