Vegas works in mysterious ways.

Not sure which line makes me more nervous, Georgia getting giving 8.5 on the road against LSU (although as the article points out, that’s actually down from the preseason line), or Alabama favored by 29.5 at home against Missouri.

Thoughts on those, or any of the other lines?  Personally, I kind of wonder if Jeremy Pruitt has a shot of dragging Auburn down to the Vols’ level.

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31 responses to “Vegas works in mysterious ways.

  1. DugLite

    Georgia giving 8.5

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    • Ben

      I’m okay with the LSU line. We’ll be tested for the first time this year. That UF/Vandy line had easy money written all over it. Like it or not, Florida is backish….

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  2. I personally have not been impressed with LSU all year, and thus I predicted an outright UF win last Friday. And AU’s loss further makes LSU’s road win there less impressive. LSU certainly has the talent in the trenches to hang with us but not the elite O playmakers. I think we win by 8+ but am worried about a backdoor cover in this one.

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    • Biggus Rickus

      My concern is that they actually control the lines of scrimmage. I don’t think that’s likely, but they’re the first team where it’s been possible. Other than that, i agree with you.

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      • 1smartdude

        My concern in the trenches is that we’re a little banged up in the trenches. There’s going to be a lot of youth on the field at that spot. How well they play as a unit, in that environment, against a solid LSU front, will determine the outcome. Anyone besides me see some of the shots our QB’s took Saturday? We’ll have to do better there down this stretch or the QB position might look like the OL.

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        • Randall Adams

          Valid point. I think you saw Georgia open up the passing game a little more against Vandy for a reason. Kirby and Company are realizing that they may need to use the passing game to open up the run instead of the reverse. LSU’S strength has been their line play (especially on defense) – but they did struggle against the Gators. Of course, they are back at home, and with their backs against the wall. I expect the Dawgs to ‘light them up’ with the pass and then beat them down with the run. We’ll try to play them straight up on ‘D’ – but if we can’t, our secondary is good enough that we’ll be able to load the box and ‘run blitz’ to stop them. Georgia should win this game and win by double digits.

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      • I expect a frustrating number of false start penalties on our O-line on Saturday. I expect Fromm to get his shirt muddied up a few times. But I still expect the Dawgs to roll after halftime.

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  3. Dawglicious

    Almost booked a flight to Vegas when I read we were getting points! Then I read the article, dangit…

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  4. TXBaller

    I’m on GA Sou -17 on the road Thurs night in San Marcos, TX…..Eagles 5-0 ATS this year.

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  5. Go Dawgs!

    It isn’t crazy to think that Tennessee may be able to ugly up the game and get into a fourth quarter contest against Auburn. The Vols came in to Athens a couple weekends ago with a good plan and they did a decent job of executing a lot of it. And Auburn’s offense is still missing in action so far this year.

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  6. Randall Adams

    Auburn is ‘over-rated’ and has been all season. But with that said, the Vols offense is so bad – even Auburn will be able to pull out a win against this team – since they are at home.

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    • Uglydawg

      I suppose we could find a silver lining in a Tennessee win against Aubarn. It would support the growing meme that the SECE has pretty much righted it’s ship and is competitive with the SECW. The E has had some good moments against the W this year. Still, expect the TV mouths to be spewing the worn out dawgrading of the E in their attempt to diminish Georgia’s record.

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      • It’s a conspiracy! But seriously, Mizzou is the only decent team UGA has faced so far this year. I don’t give a damn what any talking heads say about our opponents to date. They have not been very good.

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        • Uglydawg

          Of course it’s a conspiracy. Remember when we didn’t get in because Herbie made the late rule that you have to win your conference? That rule lasted until he needed it changed for tOSU. It’s been so bad over the years that we even have a Lexicon term for the procedure, “Dawgrading”.
          Agree that Georgia has had an easy run of it so far this year. But Vandy had Notre Dame by the short hairs in their own house and let them get away late. Remember last year..there was actually talk of ND getting in ahead of Georgia because Georgia had a loss…never mind (to the conspirators) that Georgia beat ND at home. Of course it’s a conspiracy..it’s alway a conspiracy (in my admittedly paranoid noggin’).
          BTW…Georgia’s schedule from here out is pretty solid. Win out and I will be more than happy and impressed with this team.

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      • michaeloyler

        If anything we have received the benefit of the doubt this year from the pundits, but it is always fun to complain about our treatment.

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  7. Pirate

    Uga is not getting points bro they are laying the points

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  8. Uglydawg

    I don’t think Alabama covers that spread against Mizzo.
    If I were a gambler, I think I’d take the Tigers on that one.

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  9. ChiliDawg

    I have thought both Auburn and LSU were both overrated for some time – mainly ranked highly because of their performance against themselves, which was a display of defense and no offense like every other game they’ve both played this year. Auburn has the week 1 slopfest win against Washington, which again, was all defense and no offense.

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  10. Macallanlover

    Think TN defense will be able to make it tough for the AU offense, tough to overcome an OL problem and weak RBs. TN has no offense either so not calling for the upset, just wouldn’t be a surprise. Looking at the under when the number comes out.
    Expected UGA to come out around -6. LSU running game is my biggest concern, that and no confidence in our defense’s ability to disrupt LSU’s offense like FU did. But I also don’t feel like we are as weak as the Gator secondary was so perhaps we don’t have to apply as much pressure. Our passing game is very hard to defend and our OL is pretty decent at pass protection so using the pass to open up the run is probably the way to begin. LSU had some DL guys taken off the field at the end of the game Saturday so that could help open some running lanes.

    Tough road game but we clearly have the best weapons. UGA should prevail, just have the concerns about our middle DLs and ILBs. If they show up this Saturday it will be very comforting about the remaining games.

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    • Uglydawg

      Mac, UGA also had the luxury of resting a lot of players in the second half this week. For LSU, it was a grind right down to the fat lady’s song. Also, Georgia threw the ball so much that the offensive line’s legs should be less stressed than after a grind it out running marathon. I am concerned about injuries on the O line…
      Do you have any info on the status of the O’ line?

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      • Macallanlover

        Pretty much what everyone knows at this point until practices early this week, we are very banged up. Cleveland definitely out of course, Solomon unknown until they see at practice, we are lucky that he is even
        possible from what it looked like, and Thomas was limping again at the end Saturday but probably OK for LSU. More mixing and matching I suspect until the Cocktail Party.

        We are blessed with depth but getting thin and not able to keep the same units together game to game. Salyer and Hill to see more playing time, both are improving. We are not in as bad shape as some teams but have some physical games ahead of us.

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  11. Got Cowdog

    I’m in a bit of a quandary over au and ut. I really want ut to finish the season defeated in conference play, but I cannot wish au to win because I fucking hate auburn.
    Dilemmas, dilemmas…

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    • DawgFlan

      My Auburn neighbor is a good guy, but I would laugh my ass off if UT beats them.

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      • Got Cowdog

        You’re right of course. If the laughingstock of the east beats the Fighting Gus’s? Can you imagine the caterwauling from the auburn camp? I think about 32 million dollars worth.
        It’s decided then, but i will not say g# v&%@

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        • Macallanlover

          It can’t get much lower than getting dominated in StarkVegas. They rationalized the LSU loss as an off day but reality came knocking on Saturday. Would love for them to quit again and continue the nosedive. Couple of helpful recruits may come scurrying out of Toomers’ trees.

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  12. Down island way

    All due respect Bluto……much rather prefer the tigles bring themselves down than ut do it! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAAAAWWWWGGGGSSS!

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