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2014 NCAA Week 12 Line Breakdown

November 12th, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins | Posted in College Football   Comments Off on 2014 NCAA Week 12 Line Breakdown

Week 12 of the 2014 college football season is upon us. Here are some of the marquee matchups and the lines for the upcoming weekend of action, courtesy of JustBet Sportsbook. All NCAA football bettors and sports fans will get their fill of quality action this weekend as there are quite a few interesting matchups on tap in the SEC, and PAC-12, and Big Ten conferences. All times Eastern.

Thursday, November 13

California at USC (-15, 72) 9:00 PM ESPN

The California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans take the field on Thursday night for a PAC-12 conference clash. The Trojans pasted the Golden Bears last season 62-28, yet California is much improved this season, so you know the Golden Bears will be looking for some payback.

Saturday, November 15

#8 Ohio State (-12. 59.5), at Minnesota 12:00 PM ABC

The Ohio State Buckeyes had a tremendous win last Saturday night defeating the Michigan State Spartans 49-37. They’ll look to build upon that victory when they host the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Gophers had a big win in their own right, as they smashed the Iowa Hawkeyes 51-14.

#19 Clemson (-3, 60.5) at #22 Georgia Tech 12:00 PM ESPN

The Clemson Tigers avoided a scare last Thursday night when they defeated the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 34-20. They’ll take on the #24 ranked Georgia tech Yellow Jackets, who have been on a roll winning 3 straight games by an average of 28 points.

#1 Mississippi State at #5 Alabama (-8.5, 51.5) 3:30 PM CBS

The marquee game of week 12 will be the top ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs traveling to Tuscaloosa to take on the the #5 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide, who got a big win at LSU in overtime 20-13. The Bulldogs had somewhat of a scrimmage last Saturday, downing Presbyterian 48-0.

#16 Nebraska at #20 Wisconsin (-6, 57) 3:30 PM ABC

In what could be one of the better games of week 12, the #16 ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers take on the #20 ranked Wisconsin Badgers. The game will feature the two top running backs in the country, Nebraska’s Amir Abdullah and Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon.

#17 Utah at Stanford (-7.5, 43.5) 6:00 PM Pac-12 Network

If you like hard-nosed, smash mouth football, you might want to tune in to the PAC-12 Network at 6 pm when two of the more physical teams in the PAC-12 take the field. The Utah Utes take on the Stanford Cardinal in a game that feature two teams that run the ball well and play good defense.

#9 Auburn at #15 Georgia (-2, 68.5) 7:15 PM ESPN

The Auburn Tigers will look to rebound off a tough 41-38 loss to Texas A&M and it won’t be easy as they take on the Georgia Bulldogs in the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry. Todd Gurley is expected to be back for Georgia after a suspension, and they will need him to keep up with the explosive Auburn running game.

#3 Florida State (-1, 62) at Miami (FL) 8:00 PM ABC

All eyes will be on Miami, Florida on Saturday night when the Florida State Seminoles take on the Miami Hurricanes in a big ACC conference matchup. The Seminoles may be on upset alert, as the Hurricanes are playing their best football and have won their last 3 games by an average of 24 points.

#6 Arizona State (-9, 62) at Oregon State 10:45 PM ESPN

Arizona State will look to avoid a letdown when they travel to Oregon to take on the Oregon State Beavers. The Sun Devils got a huge win defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 55-34. They’ll take on the Beavers, who are coming off a 39-32 home loss to Washington State.

2014 NCAAFB Week 3 Line Breakdown

September 10th, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins | Posted in College Football   Comments Off on 2014 NCAAFB Week 3 Line Breakdown

Week 3 of the 2014 college football season is upon us. Here are some of the marquee matchups and the lines for the upcoming weekend of action, courtesy of JustBet Sportsbook. All NCAA football bettors and sports fans will get their fill of quality action this weekend as there are quite a few interesting matchups on tap.

Thursday, September 11th

Houston at #25 BYU (-18.5, 58) 9:00 PM EST ESPN

BYU has certainly impressed thus far, and fresh off a second straight thumping of Texas will look to go 3-0 when they host the Houston Cougars out of the AAC. Houston got in the win column last week with a 47-0 win over Grambling St.

Friday, September 12th

#8 Baylor (-34, 67.5) at Buffalo 8:00 PM EST ESPN

The #8 Baylor Bears have been installed as 34 point favorites against Buffalo out of the MAC. It was made official that Bryce Petty will play, yet last week it didn’t matter as they rolled to a 70-6 victory over Northwestern St with backup Seth Russell. Buffalo is coming off a 47-38 loss to Army last weekend.

Saturday, September 13

West Virginia at Maryland (-3.5, 57) 12:00 PM EST Big Ten Network

West Virginia and Maryland meet up in a somewhat intense rivalry on Saturday. Randy Edsall has given the Mountaineers trouble in years past, yet this year’s WVU squad is talented, and could only add to the Big Ten’s recent struggles.

East Carolina at #17 Virginia Tech (-11.5, 53.5) 12:00 PM EST ESPN

The Virginia Tech Hokies, fresh off their upset of Ohio State, will look to go 3-0 against the talented East Carolina Pirates. East Carolina may have lost last week, but were competitive against South Carolina. Virginia Tech should be on upset alert as East Carolina can most certainly put some points on the board.

UCF at #20 Missouri (-10, 54.5) 12:00 PM EST SEC Network

Central Florida Knights have had some time to think about their loss to Penn State, and will now take on the Missouri Tigers. Missouri was not looked at to do much this year, but they have taken care of business at 2-0 behind quarterback Maty Mauck.

#21 Louisville (-6.5, 48.5) at Virginia 12:30 PM EST ESPN3

Virginia might be the surprise of the ACC this year, and their defense will look to give Louisville an unfriendly welcome into the conference. Bobby Petrino is off to a good start in Louisville, as they beat Miami in week 1, and thumped Murray State 66-21 last weekend.

#6 Georgia (-5.5, 60) at #24 South Carolina 3:30 PM EST CBS

Georgia is a team that has a lot of people talking as one of the top teams in the country led by Heisman candidate Todd Gurley. The Bulldogs will travel to Columbia to take on the 1-1 South Carolina Gamecocks, who had high expectations before they lost their home opener to Texas A&M.

Tennessee at #4 Oklahoma (-20.5, 54.5) 8:00 PM EST ABC

Oklahoma has rolled over the competition thus far, and they will get to show the nation how good they are when they host Tennessee on Saturday night. QB Trevor Knight leads an offense that averages 50 ppg against a Tennessee defense that has yielded only 13 ppg.

#12 UCLA (-7, 49.5) vs. Texas 8:00 PM EST FOX from AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

It’s no secret that Texas is struggling, and now there is news that quarterback David Ash is out for indefinitely. They’ll have their work cut out for them when they take on the UCLA Bruins, who are loaded with talent, yet have failed to impress thus far in the season.

2013 Capital One Bowl Predictions & Picks: Nebraska vs. Georgia 1/1

December 31st, 2012 by Adam Markowitz (Bankroll Sports Columnist) | Posted in College Football   Comments Off on 2013 Capital One Bowl Predictions & Picks: Nebraska vs. Georgia 1/1
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Capital One Bowl 20132013 Capital One Bowl picks are going to be entertaining to make this year, as we have two teams that are going to be going at it against each other in what could be an unpredictable game in the Georgia Bulldogs and the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Join us for our Capital One Bowl keys to the game and our Nebraska vs. Georgia predictions.

2013 Capital One Bowl: Georgia Bulldogs vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers
2013 Capital One Bowl Location: Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL
2013 Capital One Bowl Date/Time: Tuesday, January 1st, 1:00 p.m. (ET)
2013 Capital One Bowl On TV: ABC

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Key #1: Taylor Martinez has to get over his poor history in big time games
For all of the pomp and circumstance that came with QB Taylor Martinez to Lincoln, he really hasn’t figured out how to live up to the hype that he built for himself out of high school and in the very beginning of his collegiate career. In this, his junior year, Martinez was supposed to become a more accomplished quarterback. He did set career highs for passing yards, completion percentage, TDs, and quarterback rating, and he had a great year as a rusher as well. However, the dude has to learn how to throw the football in a big time game, and doing so against the vaunted Georgia defense is not a good way to learn on the job. Martinez did rush for 140 yards and two TDs in the Big Ten Championship Game, but he also threw for just 184 yards and two picks on just a 51.5% completion percentage. In two bowl games, Martinez has gone just 17-of-25 for 169 yards with two TDs and two picks through the air with 60 yards on the ground. Take away the two picks, and those are great numbers for just one game, but this is two games that we’re talking about. Martinez is developing the moniker of being a quarterback that can’t play in the clutch, and if he lives up to that in this one, the Huskers stand absolutely no chance.

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Georgia Bulldogs -8.5
Nebraska Cornhuskers +8.5
Over/Under 60.5
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Key #2: Aaron Murray has to show no fear to throw into the teeth of this secondary
To say that we think that the Cornhuskers are overrated in the secondary is a bit of an understatement. Yes, this unit ranked No. 1 in the land against the rush at 148.2 yards per game allowed this year, but in truth, who in the heck did the Huskers play that has a passing game? QB Brett Hundley threw for over 300 yards and four TDs in what probably amounted to be the best quarterback that the Children of the Corn played against all year long, and that’s a good sign if you’re QB Aaron Murray. Murray has been playing against some of the best defenses in the game all year long in the SEC, and he has never backed down from a challenge. There isn’t a throw that the sophomore can’t make, and he threw for 3,458 yards and 31 TDs with three more on the ground. That’s tremendous efficiency to say the least. Murray has to stick with his guns. He won’t be asked to put the ball in the air 40 times in this one, but he’ll need to make a dozen big throws or so in traffic. We have no doubt that he’ll get the job done on those throws, but he has to do so to make sure that the Dawgs loosen up the front seven.


Key #3: The Nebraska defense has to avoid literally getting run over
The Wisconsin Badgers rushed for 539 yards against the Cornhuskers in the Big Ten Championship Game. The Ohio State Buckeyes rumbled for 371 when they welcomed Nebraska to Columbus earlier in the campaign. In those two games, the Huskers allowed a total of 133 points and an average of 9.3 yards per carry. Both games had the same type of feeling to them. A 31-yard run by QB Braxton Miller opened up the floodgates for a huge second half for the Buckeyes in which they had three TD runs of at least 16 yards. RB Melvin Gordon rumbled in from 56 yards out right at the beginning of the Big Ten title game, and there ended up being five touchdown runs that covered at least 10 yards in that game for the Badgers. This defense proved that it had the goods to stop the run against the rest of the country this year, as the rest of the teams in the land averaged just 147.5 yards per game. However, as Big Red has proven, you can break their will. Do that, and this one is going to be a romp in favor of UGA.

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College Football’s Top 25 Games: #5 Georgia @ South Carolina 10/6

October 6th, 2012 by Adam Markowitz (Bankroll Sports Columnist) | Posted in College Football   Comments Off on College Football’s Top 25 Games: #5 Georgia @ South Carolina 10/6
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2012 Top 25 College Football Games of the Year
#5 Georgia Bulldogs @ South Carolina Gamecocks

Georgia @ South Carolina (-2)

Connor ShawThe SEC East title might be on the line relatively early in the season in Columbia, when the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Georgia Bulldogs square off at Williams Brice Stadium. These two teams have played quite the rivalry over the course of the last few years, and this year should be no exception. Both of these teams were ranked in the Top 10 in the Preseason AP Poll, and they are both in the Top 6 in the land right now. Join us for our South Carolina vs. Georgia picks and predictions for what could be one of the best games of the season in the SEC.

Georgia Bulldogs @ South Carolina Gamecocks Picks & Info
Georgia Bulldogs @ South Carolina Gamecocks Date: Saturday, October 6th
Georgia Bulldogs @ South Carolina Gamecocks Location: Williams Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC
Georgia Bulldogs @ South Carolina Gamecocks Spread: South Carolina Gamecocks (-2)

The Dawgs started off the season in poor shape last year, losing their first two games of the season. They were in a heck of a lot of trouble at that point, and Head Coach Mark Richt was probably on his way out the door. UGA rolled to 10 straight wins to end the regular season though, and it ultimately went to the SEC Championship Game as a result. QB Aaron Murray is expected to be one of the best in the SEC this year, especially knowing that this is his third year as a starter. The Dawgs aren’t going to have RB Isaiah Crowell, who was kicked off the team, but there are still some sturdy backs in the backfield to help carry the load. Thus far, Georgia’s problem has been with its defense, which has been bipolar at times. The unit is clearly going to be up against it versus the powerful Gamecocks offense, which features one of the most underrated offensive lines in the country. This defense for the Bulldogs though, has allowed at least 20 points in four of their five games this year, and considering the fact that there hasn’t been a great team on the schedule yet, that’s definitely a cause for some concern.

Georgia Bulldogs vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Past Games (Since 1995)
2011: South Carolina 45 – Georgia 42
2010: South Carolina 17 – Georgia 6
2009: Georgia 41 – South Carolina 37
2008: Georgia 14 – South Carolina 7
2007: South Carolina 16 – Georgia 12
2006: Georgia 18 – South Carolina 0
2005: Georgia 17 – South Carolina 15
2004: Georgia 20 – South Carolina 16
2003: Georgia 31 – South Carolina 7
2002: Georgia 13 – South Carolina 7
2001: South Carolina 14 – Georgia 9
2000: South Carolina 21 – Georgia 10
1999: Georgia 24 – South Carolina 9
1998: Georgia 17 – South Carolina 3
1997: Georgia 31 – South Carolina 15
1996: South Carolina 23 – Georgia 14

South Carolina has really made a nice renaissance here over the course of the last half dozen years or so under Head Coach Steve Spurrier, and this should be yet another great year with at least eight or nine wins. The fact of the matter is that this team is bringing back 13 starters, many of which are still young and quite talented. RB Brandon Wilds is just a sophomore, and RB Marcus Lattimore and QB Connor Shaw are just juniors. WR Ace Sanders is also a junior. DE Jadeveon Clowney is one of the best defenders in the nation, and he just a sophomore as well. Times are clearly only going to be getting better here for the Gamecocks, though it is clear that this is going to be a test of epic proportions against a fantastic UGA squad. South Carolina knows that this is the best chance that it has had over the course of the last several years to make it to the BCS for the very first time, and though that still doesn’t seem likely, it would really be virtually impossible if this game happened to be lost.

Georgia @ South Carolina Free Picks^^: There is a reason that this point spread is oh so close. The Bulldogs and Gamecocks are both great teams, and this should be the war of all wars in the SEC East this year. We do expect that the winner of this game is going to be the one that goes to the SEC Championship Game. Home field advantage is crucial for the Cocks, but in the end, we still think that Murray has the ability to come on the road and beat any team in this side of this conference. Back the Bulldogs for your college football picks.

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2012 College Football Top 25 Games: #18 Georgia @ Missouri 9/8/12

September 1st, 2012 by Adam Markowitz (Bankroll Sports Columnist) | Posted in College Football   Comments Off on 2012 College Football Top 25 Games: #18 Georgia @ Missouri 9/8/12
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2012 Top 25 College Football Games of the Year
#18 Georgia Bulldogs @ Missouri Tigers

Georgia (-4.5) @ Missouri

Missouri Tigers FootballThe Missouri Tigers are moving into the SEC this year, and they are going to have a heck of a battle right off the bat when they take on their first foe from the SEC East, as they will fight it out with the Georgia Bulldogs. Both of these teams are going to hope to challenge this year in the conference, but both know that this is going to be the start of a heck of a year that could prove to be difficult for both clubs. Don’t miss out on our Georgia @ Missouri picks in the first SEC game of the season for both clubs.

Georgia Bulldogs @ Missouri Tigers Picks & Info
Georgia Bulldogs @ Missouri Tigers Date: Saturday, September 8th
Georgia Bulldogs @ Missouri Tigers Location: Farout Field, Columbia, MO
Georgia Bulldogs @ Missouri Tigers Spread: Georgia Bulldogs -4.5

The Bulldogs started off the year at 0-2 last season, only to go on a great run to get all the way to the SEC Championship Game. They ended up losing their last two games of the year though, and they aren’t going to want to be in that situation once again in 2012. This is a very tough game though, as Georgia is becoming the first team in the SEC to take a trip to Columbia. Fifteen starters return, but the man of the hour is going to be QB Aaron Murray. Murray is just a junior, but he already is showing the promise of being one of the best quarterbacks, not just in the SEC, but in the nation as well. He is really doing well following the footsteps of QB Blaine Gabbert, and that’s a great sign moving forward for the Dawgs. This defense could really be tested though, as the nine starters that return are going to be facing the type of task that they haven’t really had to deal with in recent years. It’s been quite some time since Georgia has had to play a team out of the Big XII, and this is going to be a totally different contest from the normal SEC games.

Georgia Bulldogs vs. Missouri Tigers Past Games (Since 1995)

The Tigers are going to have to win this game with their offense. We just don’t think that their defense is going to be able to stop the Georgia offense, especially this early in the year with just six starters returning. Offensively, the keys are really in place for something special. QB James Franklin is in his second year under center, and RB Henry Josey might be able to poke some holes in that Georgia defensive line. WR TJ Moe is back as well, as are three of the offensive linemen from last year. Senior and junior leadership is all over the place this year for Mizzou, and this is the unit that is going to have to step it up if there is going to be a victory over the Bulldogs in the first game of the team’s time in the SEC.

Georgia @ Missouri Free Picks^^: It’s going to be a challenge, but we think that Missouri is going to figure out how to make this a very, very close game. Georgia might have been a tad overrated last year, knowing that it got to dodge the best teams in the SEC West. We aren’t so sure how the Tigers are really going to stack up when they have to take on Alabama, Arkansas, and LSU, but we do think that they have the ability to win this game, especially in front of the hometown crowd here at Farout Field.

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2011 SEC Championship Pick, Preview, Odds, & Analysis 12/3/11

December 2nd, 2011 by Adam Markowitz (Bankroll Sports Columnist) | Posted in College Football   Comments Off on 2011 SEC Championship Pick, Preview, Odds, & Analysis 12/3/11
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Our SEC Championship predictions are hot and heavy here at Bankroll Sports, and before we make our college football picks for one of the biggest games of the year, check out these SEC Championship Keys to the Game.

SEC Championship Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs. LSU Tigers
SEC Championship Game Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
SEC Championship Game Date/Time: Saturday, December 4th, 4:00 p.m. (ET)
SEC Championship Game Television Schedule: CBS

Key #1: The Dawgs have to stay loose and realize that they have nothing to lose
Head Coach Mark Richt has to know that this is a game in which his team can only win and not be a loser. Even if the Dawgs get blasted by 40, they still are the SEC East champs and still will have a spot in one of the better SEC bowl games this year thanks to this 10 game winning streak that they have gone on since September. LSU is clearly the better team in this game, and no one really believes that UGA can hang around. Richt’s job, which was once considered in some serious jeopardy, is now as safe as could be, and that means that this game is one that would only bolster his status and could give a massive payday to his school with a win.

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Georgia Bulldogs +13.5
LSU Tigers -13.5
Over/Under 46
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Key #2: LSU can’t be complacent
The Bayou Bengals got off to a bad start last week against the Arkansas Razorbacks at home, falling behind by two touchdowns before finally turning on the jets in the second quarter and never looking back. Common thought is that this game doesn’t mean a heck of a lot to LSU, as it might ultimately be in the National Championship Game one way or the other, but you know that the Mad Hatter isn’t going to let his team get off of the gas pedal for one second. He and his Tigers should know just how dangerous the Bulldogs can be, especially in this building, where they will probably have a bit of a home field advantage. Remember that Georgia has already played one game this year here at the Georgia Dome, so it won’t be an unfamiliar setting.

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Key #3: Aaron Murray absolutely cannot turn the ball over
It’s hard enough to move the ball up and down the field on the LSU defense without turning the ball over, but it becomes impossible to win games when you are giving the ball back to the boys in purple and gold. The Tigers have only turned the ball over a grand total of seven times all season long, so you know that forcing turnovers to get the ball back just isn’t going to happen all that often. Murray has had a great year, throwing for 32 TDs and 2,698 passing yards, and he is just continuing to rewrite the record books for passers in Athens. However, if he doesn’t figure out how to keep the ball in Georgia’s hands during the game and he gets flustered in the pocket, the Bulldogs just don’t stand even the slightest of chances.

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College Football’s Top 25 Games in 2011 – #9: Boise State @ Georgia

August 4th, 2011 by Adam Markowitz (Bankroll Sports Columnist) | Posted in College Football   Comments Off on College Football’s Top 25 Games in 2011 – #9: Boise State @ Georgia
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2011-12 Top 25 College Football Games of the Year
#9 Boise State Broncos @ Georgia Bulldogs

Back before the Boise State Broncos were truly on the map as one of the elite programs in the country, they took on the Georgia Bulldogs “Between the Hedges” in an effort to really land a signature win on the road against a big time SEC opponent. They failed miserably that day, and UGA never did pay the visit back to the Smurf Turf the next season. That being said, these two are set to meet at the Georgia Dome right at the outset of the season, and it should be a tremendous doozy of a game.

Boise State Broncos @ Georgia Bulldogs Picks & Info
Boise State Broncos @ Georgia Bulldogs Date: Saturday, September 3rd
Boise State Broncos @ Georgia Bulldogs Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
Boise State Broncos @ Georgia Bulldogs Spread: Georgia Bulldogs +2.5

If Boise State is going to legitimately be a National Championship contender once again this season, they are going to have to win this game and likely win it impressively. There aren’t a whole heck of a lot of bumps in the road aside from this one, but the team has never slain an SEC opponent. This is a big time road trip across the country against a tough team that badly needs some wins of its own to keep its relevant status, and this is going to be a particularly tough test for QB Kellen Moore. Moore, who is certainly on the Heisman Trophy watch list at the start of the season, knows that he is going to have to break in a full new set of skill players this year, and with this being the very first game of the season, things could be difficult. A defense which historically hasn’t played all that well against the best programs in the country could have to have a near perfect game for Boise State to pull this one off.

Boise State Broncos vs. Georgia Bulldogs Past Games (Since 1995)
2005: Georgia 48 – Boise State 13

The Bulldogs definitely have to set a tone this year if they want to keep their Head Coach, Mark Richt safe from criticism. UGA was knocked off by the UCF Knights in the Liberty Bowl last year, a game which really hurt the status of the program, and many think that Richt was lucky to keep his job. This is also going to be a huge game for QB Aaron Murray, as he tries to not only win over the Athens faithful, but to poise himself for a legitimate Heisman Trophy run this year after throwing for 3,049 yards and 24 TDs in his freshman campaign. The only question is what receiver is going to step up to replace the departed WR AJ Green, who led the team in all receiving categories last season in spite of the fact that he was suspended for four games.

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Boise State Broncos (-2.5) @ Georgia Bulldogs