Georgia vs. Michigan State Pick & Point Spread: Outback Bowl: January 2nd 2012
2012 Outback Bowl – A pair of 10-win teams will look to close out their season on a positive note when the Michigan State Spartans and Georgia Bulldogs square off in the 2012 Outback Bowl on January 2 at 1:00 PM ET, love from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida. The best part about this matchup though is the fact that NCAAF gamblers will get a great chance to cash in with a pair of potentially winning wagers thanks to this expert college bowl betting breakdown.
2012 Outback Bowl
Georgia vs. Michigan State
When: January 2nd 2012 at 1:00 PM ET
Where: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, FL
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Point Spread: Georgia Bulldogs (-3.5) vs. Michigan State Spartans (+3.5) Over/Under 51
Both teams lost their regular season finales as they fell in their respective conference championship games. Michigan State (10-3 SU, 9-4 ATS, 6-7 O/U) lost out on a chance to appear in the Rose Bowl losing a 42-39 heartbreaker to Wisconsin on December 3. The Spartans did manage to cover the spread that day as a 9.5-point road underdog to move to 4-0 ATS in their L/4 games.
Georgia (10-3 SU, 8-5 ATS, 6-7 O/U) had its 10-game winning streak in its 42-10 beat-down loss to No. 1 LSU on December 3 while never coming close to covering the spread as a 12-point home underdog to fall to 1-2 ATS over its L/3 games.
The Spartans averaged 247.5 passing yards per game (45th) and 142.9 rushing yards per contest (74th) while routinely shutting their opponents down through the air (168.4 ypg, 11th) and on the ground (104.3 ypg, 12th).
Georgia averaged 241.2 passing yards per game (49th) and 172.7 rushing yards per contest (39th) and also shut down their opponents very consistently in giving up just 165.1 passing yards per game (8th) and just 103.4 rushing yards per contest (9th).
Michigan State put up 30.8 points per game (38th) while giving up just 17.5 points per game defensively (ninth).
Georgia averaged 32.2 points per game this season (34th) while holding their opponents to just 19.6 points per game defensively (17th).
The Spartans are 7-14 all-time in bowl games but lost to Texas Tech 41-31 in the 2010 Alamo Bowl. The Bulldogs are 26-16-3 all-time in bowl games but lost to Central Florida in last season’s Liberty Bowl.
Here is a look at both teams’ key trends this season.
Michigan State Spartans:
Spartans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Spartans are 6-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Spartans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 bowl games.
Over is 4-1 in Spartans last 5 games overall.
Over is 8-3 in Spartans last 11 non-conference games.
Bulldogs are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite.
Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 bowl games.
Bulldogs are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Bulldogs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games.
Under is 5-0 in Bulldogs last 5 neutral site games as a favorite.
Under is 4-0 in Bulldogs last 4 Bowl games.
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