Who’s picking the over on W’s for UGA and Tech? Why, me

Justin Thomas is flattened on fourth-and-1. (Curtis Compton/AJC photo)

For the record, I also pick Georgia to beat Tech. (Curtis Compton/AJC photo)

Who knew I was such an optimist? Courtesy of Jimmy Shapiro comes word that the sports book Bovada has set the over/under on wins for Georgia at 9 1/2 and Georgia Tech at 6 1/2. Here I note:

I’ve picked the over for both, if just.

I have Georgia going 10-2, or 1/2 game over. I have Tech at 7-5 — same thing. (Although honesty compels me to note that I came close to going with 6-6 for the Jackets.) I’m Mr. Bright Side!

Honesty also compels me to note that I picked the Atlanta Braves to finish 71-91, three wins above Baseball Prospectus’ PECOTA forecast. For that to happen, they’d need to go 33-22 from here. A team that has played .355 ball to date isn’t playing .600 ball over its final 55 games.

Back to football. Georgia doesn’t appear a great team but has an inviting schedule. (Especially if you consider North Carolina and Florida overrated, as I do.) Tech’s schedule isn’t awful, but I’m of the opinion that the ACC Coastal, with its three new coaches, just got a lot better.

Teams on which I’d take Bovada’s under: LSU at 10 1/2, Auburn at 7 1/2, North Carolina at 9, Mississippi State at 9 1/2. Team on which I’d take the over: Alabama at 9 1/2, Ohio State at 9, Notre Dame at 9. But I say again: I don’t bet, for a reason. I’m often wrong.

Further reading: UGA fans mightn’t have seen the last of Greyson Lambert.

Still further: Nick Saban is blocking a transfer, and UGA fans can’t gripe.

Further still: Is picking Georgia Tech sixth in the Coastal really so crazy?

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@eidsonb
@eidsonb

Wait, what.  I thought UGA was going to win 19 SEC Championships and 7 National Ones all in the very first year of the Smart/Eason era.  


Most of us "Tech Fans" are glad that man is our football coach.  We will be just fine.  Last year was indeed a perfect storm where as the '14 season most of the stars lined up.  


Somehow I doubt that someone with a name of TideDawg ever stepped foot in either institution.  Can you spell Tuscaloosa?  Can you find Athens on a map?  2016 the year of the 85 percenters  

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

I wonder if Kirby will continue the UGA tradition of rocking the bus and jumping up and down when Bama comes on the field?



Whoaaaaaaa................Henry just scored again

eagleman1990
eagleman1990

Hope a victory over Ga Southern isn't one of Techs wins, because it ain't happening

TideDawg
TideDawg

I read a quote from PJ in the morning paper. He said last year doesn't matter. Sad! Try and sell that idea to the long suffering GT fans. Maybe I'm wrong about Tech fans, maybe that kind of embarrassment doesn't matter, but it matters to me. I'm not a PJ fan, obviously! I want Tech to be a good team, but when embarrassment doesn't matter what are you willing to settle for year in and year out?

TOJacket
TOJacket

@TideDawg Us "Tech fans" appreciate your concern Garanimal man...but we are fine with forgetting last year and it "doesn't"matter about last year, not to us anyhow....I know your puzzled, you guys fire a 9 win coach and we keep a 3 win one....who do you think is obsessed with winning?

LogosAO
LogosAO

@TideDawg @TOJacket I do.   You've had 15 years of cumulative, top-10 recruiting classes.  And you're still overrated every year.  This year will be no different.  The only "sad" thing is that -unlike GT - UGA most definitely IS a "football factory" with joke majors and easy core requirements.  You still can't even win your side of the SEC during most seasons.


OH:IO
OH:IO

Coach's Poll


dogs?


#16


Slipping from AP All-Time #15

dawg fan
dawg fan

The over and under on Tech should be how many people actually give a flying crap?  I haven't seen them this irrelevant since the Bill Lewis days. No one talks about them anymore.  I personally can't name a single Tech player.  I used to could rattle of 5 or 6 without any problem.  I used to could tell you who their DC was or who their OC was.  Now I have no idea.  Tech football is just boring.  The offense was a cute little fad about 6 or 7 years ago but now it's played out.  Oh whoopee you rush for 300 yards a game and still go 7-5 or whatever.  Awesome.  Nobody cares.  And the defense has always been an embarrassment to the game of football as long as Fish Fry has been there.  I just don't come across that many people anymore who care about Georgia Tech football or know anything about it.  Just an observation. 

Riceville1
Riceville1

@dawg fan Too funny.  If Tech is irrelevant (and you should be proud of yourself for learning and using such a big word) why are you talking about them?  That undermines your premise pretty significantly.  Just an observation. 

dawg fan
dawg fan

@Riceville1 I'm a fan of a rival school who absolutely owns your joke football program like a 3 legged mule.  That's why I'm talking about you, BECAUSE I CAN.  Comprende amigo? 

TOJacket
TOJacket

@dawg fan @Riceville1 Did you own us year before last mutt? God you're dumb and a dawg.....Once again skip, more conference and National Championships...and more recent.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@TOJacket

Year before last?

Does that compare favorably with 13 of the past 15 years? Now THAT is ownership.

LogosAO
LogosAO

@DawgNole @TOJacket You're still the most overrated program under Ohio State in the nation.  No one...and I mean no one does less with more than the leg-humpers.

LogosAO
LogosAO

@dawg fan Dude, everybody talks about UGA because you're local radio stations are filled with homers.  It's sad.  You're a horribly overrated program...almost as bad as Ohio State.  Your neighbors - Georgia Southern and G. Tech  - easily give you a run for your money on the football field where it matters (even though your roster is supposedly light-years better).  You should be curb stomping them EVERY YEAR.  Instead, the games always go down to late in the 4th (or overtime).  Stop flattering yourself....your team hasn't been that good. You lose every game that matters in your conference.  Now shut up and go drink your Kool Aid.

Born2Buzz
Born2Buzz

Just go against MB and you will make $.

And does the AJC realize that I just read the articles scrolling around the box saying I've read my 4 free articles and need to subscribe?  

AJC, wake up?  Subscription services are dead.  

OH:IO
OH:IO

dogs?


Under


Easy Money

Classof98
Classof98

I just wasted one of my four free articles on this?!?!

TOJacket
TOJacket

I'll take the under on the dawgs "Under-achieving"....and the over on the Jackets "Over-achieving"

TOJacket
TOJacket

@Classof98 @TOJacket You have run this state for less than one year sport......don't get used to it.....we play at Sanford and son this year.