Georgia Bulldogs 2014 Season Wagering Guide

Georgia Bulldogs 2014 Season Wagering Guide

With fifth-year senior quarterback Hutson Mason on his second year under center, the Georgia Bulldogs want to put last season to rest and start reboot in 2014. The Bulldogs are listed at +1300 to win the 2014 College Football Championship, which is a surprising fifth best from teams in the SEC.

Most oddsmakers look to Alabama when talk turns to the odds to win the SEC. Following the Crimson Tide are Auburn, LSU and South Carolina all having fair shots at the Conference title which puts Georgia on the outside looking in.

“Obviously whether we’re playing Auburn or Tennessee or Florida or anybody else, we want to win that game. I’m not too concerned about who’s over there, did he play for us, all that kind of thing. It doesn’t come into my mind” said Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt.

“My pick is Georgia, and I think we have a shot at it,” Richt added to the media.

NCAA Football Future Betting Odds For Georgia

  • Week 1 Odds: Clemson vs Georgia -8.5
  • To Win The 2014/2015 College Football Championship: +1300
  • To Win the SEC: +700
  • Regular Season Wins: Over/Under 9.5.

How Will Georgia’s Offense Perform in 2014?

After Aaron Murray went down last season, Hutson Mason’s journey started earlier than expected and he was able to show a glimpse of what the future holds with 968 passing yards, 60.9 completion percentage, 5 passing TDs and 3 interceptions in just four games with the Bulldogs.

Mason will make his 2014 debut against a strong Clemson Tigers squad and it doesn’t get any easier in week 2 in South Carolina to go against Steve Spurrier’s Gamecocks in what could become a disappointing start to the season.

Bulldog running back Todd Gurley is a strong Heisman candidate; in fact, he is listed at +800 to win the honors which is the best at his position.

Senior WRs Chris Conley (42 rec, 605 yards, 4 TDs), and Michael Bennett (39 rec, 483 yards, 4 TDs) will be solid targets for QB Hutson Mason. Poised for return is wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell who tore his ACL last year.

How Will Georgia’s Defense Perform in 2014?

One of the Georgia’s biggest disappointments in 2013 was their defense, allowing 375.3 yards per game, worst since head coach Mark Richt leads the program.

The Bulldogs brought Jeremy Pruitt as the new defensive coordinator, luring him away from Florida State. Pruitt first concern is to asses the team’s secondary since the entire starting front seven from last season are back.

Georgia allowed 29 points per game last year and the loss of safety Josh Harvey-Clemons and the transfers of cornerback Shaq Wiggins and safety Tray Matthews won’t help bring that number down.

Mark Richt was smart in hiring Pruitt because without talent this inexperienced secondary is going to need a DC who can do more with less.

2014 Georgia Bulldogs Schedule

  • Saturday, August 30 vs Clemson 5:30 PM ET | ESPN
  • Saturday, September 13 @ South Carolina 3:30 PM ET | CBS
  • Saturday, September 20 vs Troy 12:00 PM ET |SEC NETWORK
  • Saturday, September 27 vs Tennessee |TBD
  • Saturday, October 4 vs Vanderbilt | TBD
  • Saturday, October 11 @ Missouri | TBD
  • Saturday, October 18 @ Arkansas | TBD
  • Saturday, November 1 vs Florida* 3:30 PM ET | CBS
  • Saturday, November 8 @ Kentucky | TBD
  • Saturday, November 15 vs Auburn | TBD
  • Saturday, November 22 vs Charl Southern | TBD
  • Saturday, November 29 vs Georgia Tech | TBD

Georgia Final Analysis

It sounds cliché, but it all comes down to QB Mason and the defense. There is not much else this team can do in the powerhouse SEC.

2014 Georgia Bulldogs Projected Starters On Offense

 

QB

Hutson Mason-Sr (6-3, 206)

 

FB

Merritt Hall-Jr (5-11, 226)

 

TB

Todd Gurley-Jr (6-1, 232)

 

WR

Michael Bennett-Sr (6-3, 205)

 

WR

Chris Conley-Sr (6-3, 206)

 

WR

Reggie Davis- So (6-0, 159)

 

H

Quayvon Hicks-Jr (6-2, 257)

 

OT

Mark Beard-Sr (6-5, 300)

 

OG

Kolton Houston-Sr (6-5, 291)

 

C

David Andrews-Sr (6-2, 295)

 

OG

Greg Pyke-So (6-6, 326)

 

OT

John Theus-Jr (6-6, 309)

 

K

Marshall Morgan-Jr (6-3, 200)

 

2014 Georgia Bulldogs Projected Starters On Defense

 

DE

Sterling Bailey-Jr (6-3, 282)

 

NT

Mike Thornton-Sr (6-1, 290)

 

DT

James DeLoach-Jr (6-3, 265)

 

SLB

Leonard Floyd-So (6-4, 220)

 

MLB

Ramik Wilson-Sr (6-2, 232)

 

WLB

Amarlo Herrera-Sr (6-2, 244)

 

JACK

Jordan Jenkins-Jr (6-3, 246)

 

CB

Aaron Davis-RFr (6-1, 190)

 

CB

Damian Swann-Sr (5-11, 178)

 

SS

J.J. Green-So (5-9, 183)

 

FS

Corey Moore-Sr (6-2, 214)

 

P

Collin Barber-Jr (6-2, 200)