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Saturday, October 15, the Georgia Bulldogs (4-2) take on the Vanderbilt Commodores (2-4). The game will be played at Sanford Stadium in Athens, GA. Read on for our Georgia vs. Vanderbilt prediction and preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Georgia wins the matchup between the two teams 77.4 percent of the time. The spread suggests that the Bulldogs are favorites to win the contest.
Spread: Georgia -14.5
Game Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Channel: SEC Network
Georgia vs. Vanderbilt preview:
Georgia enters the match-up coming off of a 28-14 win over South Carolina. From an offensive standpoint, it wasn't pretty. Freshman quarterback Jacob Eason completed only five passes on 17 attempts for 29 yards and threw a touchdown and an interception. Luckily, he was bailed out by Nick Chubb and Sony Michel in the running game, but that kind of play isn't going to get it done against more competent opponents moving forward.
Vanderbilt is on a two-game losing skid, thanks to a putrid offense unable to get yards through the air. The defense is able to keep games close—the Commodores held Florida to just 13—but the offense is completely one-dimensional and relies almost entirely on RB Ralph Webb's talent on the ground.
Georgia vs. Vanderbilt prediction:
Both of these teams are pretty similar, strong defenses, suspect passing games and a tendency to lean on the run. For that reason, I think Georgia wins. The Bulldogs have a smash mouth duo in Chubb and Michel and have more upside at the quarterback position, assuming last week's performance was an anomaly. Vanderbilt's defense just can't make up for its lack of offensive production.