Georgia Vs TCU Liberty Bowl Odds & Final Score PredictionJosh Bailey
The Georgia Bulldogs and TCU Horned Frogs will both look to rebound from losses in their regular season finales when they square off in the 2016 AutoZone Liberty Bowl.
The annual Liberty Bowl will get underway on Friday, Dec. 30 at 12:00 PM ET, live from Liberty Bowl Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee while airing live on ESPN. Now, let’s find out if Georgia can cover the college football Autozone Liberty Bowl odds as a slight 1-point favorite.
Georgia Bulldogs Vs TCU Horned Frogs Autozone Liberty Bowl Odds & Final Score Prediction
Autozone Liberty Bowl
Who: Georgia Bulldogs (7-5) vs TCU Horned Frogs (6-6)
When: Friday, December 30, 2016
Start Time: 12:00 PM ET
Where: Memphis, TN
Stadium: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Spread: Georgia -1
Moneyline: Georgia -116 at TCU -105
Game Total: 49
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Georgia vs TCU
Why Bet The TCU Horned Frogs To Beat The Bulldogs
The Horned Frogs are (6-6 SU, 3-9 ATS) have alternated SU wins and losses over thief last five games and come into this matchup off a humbling 30-6 rout at the hands of Kansas State in their finale. This season, TCU has beaten South Dakota State, Iowa State, SMU, Kansas, Baylor, and Texas.
The Horned Frogs are averaging a solid 31.7 points per game to rank 49th in scoring nationally as quarterback Kenny Hill has completed a decent 60.8 percent of his passes for 3,062 yards with 15 touchdowns, but 13 costly interceptions.
Running back Kyle Hicks has rushed for a team-high 954 yards and 12 touchdowns, while Hill has added 537 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. Hicks has also caught 42 passes for 396 yards and two scores while wide receiver Taj Williams has added 39 catches for a team-high 702 yards and five scores.
Defensively, the Horned Frogs have allowed 27.7 points per game to rank 61st in points allowed. Travin Howard has led the TCU defense with 125 tackles, 1.5 sacks and one interception.
Why Bet The Georgia Bulldogs To Beat The Horned Frogs
The Bulldogs (7-5 SU, 5-7 ATS) had their modest three-game winning streak snapped in their heartbreaking 28-27 loss to Georgia Tech in their regular season finale.
This season, Georgia has recorded wins over ULL, Auburn, Kentucky, South Carolina, Missouri, Nicholls State, and North Carolina.
The Bulldogs are averaging 24.0 points per game to rank an uninspiring 105th in scoring nationally as quarterback Jacob Eason has completed just 55.0 percent of his passes for 2,266 yards with 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
Gifted, but oft-injured running back Nick Chubb has rushed for a team-high 988 yards and seven touchdowns while backup Sony Michel has added 753 yards and three scores. Wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie has caught 40 passes for a team-high 530 yards and seven touchdowns.
Defensively, the Bulldogs are giving up 24.0 points per game to rank a respectable 40th in points allowed nationally. Roquan Smith has led the Georgia defense with 82 tackles.
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
58 percent of public bettors like Georgia and I agree wholeheartedly, seeing as how TCU’s only wins over their last five games came against lowly Texas and equally abysmal Baylor.
While Georgia didn’t set the SEC on fire in losing two of their final five games, the fact that they actually play defense leads me to believe they’ll take down a TCU team that really lost its way right around the midway mark of the regular season.
With Georgia going 2-4 ATS over its last six games and TCU going 2-6 ATS over its last eight, neither one of these teams is setting the world on fire when it comes to covering the spread.
In the end, I like the more battle-tested Bulldogs to get the outright win and ATS cover.