NCAA football betting fans have their choice of 13th ranked Georgia of the SEC or 11th ranked Oklahoma State of the Big 12. The NCAA odds favored Okie State by 5.5 points. The Georgia Bulldogs were touted as a national title contender last NCAA football betting season but had a dud of a season in which they went “only” 10-3 straight up.
The Bulldogs were a poor value against the NCAA odds as they covered just 4 out of 12 lined games. Georgia was a well balanced team last year and that again figures to be the case for the 2009 NCAA football betting season as they return 15 starters including senior quarterback Joe Cox.
Cox backed up Matt Stafford last year but is well schooled in coach Mark Richt’s system. Sophomore wide receiver AJ Green returns after an impressive freshman season in which he had 56 catches for a 17.2 yards per catch average and 8 touchdowns.
Linebacker Rennie Curran, who led UGA in tackles last year, will also be back for this NCAA football betting season as will defensive back Reshad Jones, who had 5 interceptions last year. Georgia will be a strong defensive team and a potentially excellent NCAA football betting value as a beaten favorite from 2008.
Optimism is sky high in Stillwater, Oklahoma as the Oklahoma State Cowboys are expected to field one of their best teams ever. Okie State finished the 2008 NCAA football betting season 9-4 straight up and 8-4 against the spread.
They return 13 starters including senior quarterback Zach Robinson, who threw for 3064 yards and 25 touchdown passes last year. Junior Wide receiver Dez Bryant had 87 catches and 1480 yards with 19 touchdowns last year and returns as Robinson’s favorite target.
Head coach Mike Gundy hired highly respected Bill Young away from Miami to serve as defensive coordinator and that is expected to make the Cowboys better on that side of the line this NCAA football betting season.
These two teams last met in the 2007 NCAA football betting season as Georgia clobbered Okie State 35-14 as 6.5-point favorites. UGA has covered 5 out of their last 6 games as a dog and 5 out of their last 6 in non-conference action as well.
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