Naysayer, time to put your money where your mouth is.

Georgia opens as a 7.5-point favorite over Mississippi State.

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UPDATE:  Other early spreads for this week’s conference match ups:

  • Kentucky +30 @ LSU
  • Auburn +10.5 @ South Carolina
  • Alabama -4.5 @ Florida
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31 responses to “Naysayer, time to put your money where your mouth is.

    • JBJ

      I don’t know. You have to believe that MSU got caught looking ahead last night. Not surprising when they just came off a physical beat down by LSU.

      • Of course, the other possibility is that MSU isn’t as good as advertised preseason.

        • RandallPinkFloyd

          Agreed. Lost to an Auburn team that’ll probably turn out mediocre.

          • Jerry Clower is MSU's Most Representative Alumnus! And they GAVE Marcel the Beer Joint!

            LSU certainly roughed up MSU’s offensive line.

            But Relf and Ballard are very, very dangerous.

            Not unlike Ole Miss’s running backs.

            If our D plays as it did against Ole Miss, we should beat MSU as well.

            But there’s both an “if” and a “should” in the foregoing sentence.

            We win, but not by 7.5!

          • JBJ

            Auburn lost to a very good Clemson team. They have a tough road in the SEC West. Stick Auburn in the SEC East and they probably make a lot of noise. Their game at USCe will be interesting this weekend.

        • JBJ

          They played LSU tougher than WVU did from my point of view, so they obviously are not terrible.

          Seems like they may be on par with UGA right now, which I agree is better than the preseason pundits predicted.

  1. Skeptic Dawg

    Load up on this one ladies! Bet more than you can afford! Looks like Christmas came early.

  2. TennesseeDawg

    This one will be another Clay Travis “Bet the house” pick of the week.

  3. Russ

    I’ll still take the Dawgs.

  4. Mayor of Dawgtown

    I looked it up. Prior to last season the last time Miss State beat UGA in football was…..1974. They also won in 1970 but going further back not for a very long time before that. Even though we don’t play them every year that is still an awfully long time. History is not with MSU on this. MSU beats UGA about twice every half century and used up its statistical chance last year .

  5. Grafton

    I always think my Dawgs will win every game. Are they going to beat MSU? I think so, but we will see which team shows up.

  6. H-Town Dawg

    Georgia will win and by more than a touchdown. They really should have won it last year when MSU was better and UGA was worse then they are now. Our Dawgs just need to take care of the football.

  7. Go Dawgs!

    Kentucky is simply wretched offensively… and defensively… but man, it’s tempting to bet on the ‘Cats to cover, considering LSU has Florida coming in the next week. It’s a classic letdown scenario coming after their WVU trip. 30 points is a LOT. Still… yeah, I don’t think I’ve got the guts to put any money down in favor of UK doing anything right this year.

    • Normaltown Mike

      30 is a shit ton of points.

      However, I’ve noticed LSU is a big time front runner (like Miami of old). If they get a lead, they really like to twist the knife.

      • H-Town Dawg

        Given LSU’s defense and KY’s hopeless offense, Vegas knows that a shut-out is highly probable. Which means that we could easily see a 35-o score, more than enough to cover the spread without having to run up an outlandish score. Five TDs in four quarters? No problem.

  8. PatinDC

    That ALA line is a little low there. Looks like some money to be made.

    • DWH

      No kidding. Until Florida actually plays a real college football team with a pulse, I’ll reserve judgment. You basically have to shut down 2 players on that team and they’ll be lucky to cross the 50.

      • Go Dawgs!

        Re: Florida not having played a “real” college football team yet: underestimate Tennessee at your own peril.

        • Based on what? (Especially with Hunter lost for the year.)

          • Go Dawgs!

            Losing Hunter certainly hurts, but I’ve been a little more impressed than I’d like to be watching UT against Florida and Cincinatti. Granted, the Bearcats aren’t Alabama, but the Vols aren’t so bad. Their offensive line doesn’t look too bad. I’m worried about Georgia going up there.

            • H-Town Dawg

              God knows that the Dawgs have snakebit on trips to Neyland in the past but this Tennessee team doesn’t have the kind of running game that they’ve had, nor does it have the kind of defense as in past years. Of course the Dawgs could give the game away and I would never encourage taking a team like that for granted BUT…this isn’t like previous Vol teams who, even when they were not among the SEC elite in a given year, always had tough ground games and tougher defenses.

  9. BulldogBen

    I still think this will be a physical test for the Dawgs and I’m not sold on the 7.5.

    That said, haven’t they lost 3 starting O Linemen? When you’re already thin on talent that’s pretty hard to overcome.

  10. 69Dawg

    Love to hear the gambling talk. I wouldn’t bet on the Dawgs to show up at a game much less giving points. I gave up betting on the Dawgs when Dooley was the coach. Our O will not score at will on MSU, heck if Blair has another bad game we might just manage to fumble/throw it away.