The 2016 Taxslayer Bowl takes place on Saturday, January 2, and features the Penn State Nittany Lions playing the Georgia Bulldog. The game at EverBank Field is scheduled to start at 12:00 PM ET, and will be televised on ESPN. Currently, Georgia is a solid favorite to win.
The Nittany Lions are 7-5 SU and 4-8 ATS so far this season. Five of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other seven going UNDER. They are coming off of a 55-16 loss to Michigan State, where they lost against the spread as 7 ½ point road underdogs. The total went UNDER the 43 ½ point line set by the sportsbook in that game.
The Bulldogs are 9-2 SU and 5-7 ATS overall this year. Three of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other nine all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 13-7 win over Georgia Tech, where they won against the spread as -3 ½ point road favorites. The total went UNDER the 48 ½ point line set by NCAA football betting oddsmakers in that game.
Penn State is 7-3 ATS in non-conference games, and 1-4 ATS against teams with a winning record. They are 1-5 ATS overall lately, and 0-4 ATS coming off of a SU loss. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 6 coming off of a SU loss, and OVER in 4 of their last 5 games overall. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 against the SEC, and UNDER in 21 of their last 28 against non-conference opponents. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 7 at a neutral site.
Georgia is 1-4 ATS after a win spreadwise, and 1-5 ATS against teams with a winning record. The total has gone UNDER in all 6 of their games overall recently, and UNDER in all 5 of their games after a win spreadwise. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 6 in non-conference play, and UNDER in 6 of their last 8 bowl games.
These teams have never met before. For Saturday's Taxslayer Bowl, Penn State is listed as a -6 point favorite in the gambling odds. The over/under is set at 43 points. On the moneyline, the Nittany Lions are a +200, while the Bulldogs are listed at -240.