Bulldog Bites: UGA slight favorite over guess who

While we’re passing along betting news out of Las Vegas, Senator Blutarsky points out a Las Vegas Sun article detailing the early Las Vegas Hilton betting lines on some big games this season. 

As you’d expect, Florida is a 13.5 point favorite over the Dogs, but Georgia is a favorite over South Carolina (11.5 points), Arkansas (3.5 points), LSU (3.5) and Tennessee (3). 

Oh, and the Dogs also are a 1-point favorite over Georgia Tech. 

Guess the oddsmakers aren’t as impressed with Paul Johnson’s triple-option juggernaut as they are with Mark Richt’s road record. …

So it’s the postgame interviews that will be trimmed from Loran Smith’s to-do list on the UGA radio broadcasts. WSB-TV sports anchor Chuck Dowdle, who already cohosted Mark Richt’s weekly TV show, has told our Tim Tucker that he’s agreed to take on the locker-room interviews this season. 

What sort of difference will that make? Well, the questions no doubt will be a bit more relevant — less about someone’s hometown or food preferences and more about what happened on the field. But based on Dowdle’s work on the TV show, Richt and company still will be getting softball inquiries designed to ruffle no feathers at Butts-Mehre.

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UGA Clowns

July 30th, 2009
10:34 am

alright puppies, contradict yourselves because in the other blog, you say preseason crap don’t matter, so now tell us how it does…hahahahahaha

saint simons

July 30th, 2009
10:36 am

((((( 45 42 ))))) hahahahahahaha

Saint Simons

July 30th, 2009
10:39 am

saint simons i like your style!!!!!!!

Saint Simons

July 30th, 2009
10:41 am

Look Roddy Jones just scored again!!!!!!

Gary

July 30th, 2009
10:46 am

I don’t care what they say……odds don’t matter as well as predicitions. All of those pretty much tell me that the Dawgs have some very close games this year. Senior leadership and an all around team will dictate how well they do and again I like what I see.

Saint Simons

July 30th, 2009
10:47 am

Look Roddy Jones just scored with me again. :)

God I love Tech tools!

DawgFan

July 30th, 2009
10:47 am

I never have liked seeing the lines on games, especially four months or more before they’re played. Don’t worry about Vegas, settle it on the field. The Dawgs will play well this year, far better than 6-6. They may even surprise some people. That’s the nice thing about playing under the radar.

49-10

July 30th, 2009
10:48 am

my ? to Vegas would be if they have yall beating Tech and LSU, why do they have yall only winning 8 games?

gbal

July 30th, 2009
10:52 am

Clown – The prreseason crap does not matter… WE (uga) proved that point last year. But if you think it does, take the point and bet the mortgage.

Cuz

July 30th, 2009
10:58 am

Oh God let us win by one point. That way we can talk about the massive beat down for an entire year and post relentlsly the score. Your humble servant, Cuz….

BEATDOWN BY THE HEDGES

July 30th, 2009
11:01 am

45-42. Roddy Jones just scored again!

GTDhoo

July 30th, 2009
11:01 am

I wonder how big of a favorite UGA was over Tech last season…. This preseason crap means nothing, it’s just something to argue about. On that note…Tech wins this year by double digits

churn, churn, churn

July 30th, 2009
11:04 am

The Daily Churn….by the AJC

Watch as everything that goes in is turned to unusable, tasteless, odorly mush!

49-10

July 30th, 2009
11:04 am

I’ll say tech wins this year 31-20

Savannah Dawg

July 30th, 2009
11:04 am

Bill – remember “looking forward to wiping the smiles off of Tech fans’ faces”

BEATDOWN BY THE COKE

July 30th, 2009
11:06 am

Mark C.

July 30th, 2009
11:08 am

Always take the points in the USC game…Always.

FLDAWG

July 30th, 2009
11:09 am

And who here thinks that won’t change before game time? Wow, Vegus UGA picked to win a game that is months away.

FLDAWG

July 30th, 2009
11:10 am

Saint Simons

July 30th, 2009
11:11 am

Tech 35 uga 0

Huh?

July 30th, 2009
11:13 am

“I wonder how big of a favorite UGA was over Tech last season…. ”

I think it was about 7-8 points if I remember correctly, largely due to our historic ownership of your pile of crap football program. Obviously anybody who had watched us get gashed by Kentucky for 38 points knew that Georgia Tech could be a handful though. But congrats to the Techies for pulling off what they have convinced themselves is the upset of the century. They are still riding high over this historic 3 point win over Georgia. Lets hope their team still has their heads planted firmly in their backsides like they did in their bowl game because of it. That would be great. Happy choking Techies. Couldn’t happen to a better group of fans…

RAMBLE ON!!!

July 30th, 2009
11:15 am

Well that settles it!!! Some fishwrapper 2000 miles away, has UGAg a 1 point favorite on a game played 4 months from now.

Wooo Hoooooo…

I’m never amazed at what you fleabags hang your hats on.

BEATDOWN BY THE COKE

July 30th, 2009
11:16 am

Tech 49 Ga 46

GO DAWGS

July 30th, 2009
11:18 am

UGA 10-2 UGA 24 TECH NERDS 10

RAMBLE ON!!!

July 30th, 2009
11:19 am

Saint Simons, when we take our 2nd team out at the end of the 3rd Q. I think the fleabags will put some points on the board.

56-18, 35-0 sounds about right for the end of the 3rd though.

Bryan G.

July 30th, 2009
11:22 am

I am glad that Tech fans may have now actually passed South Carolina fans for the most delusional. Congrats to all of you!

Hungry Dawg

July 30th, 2009
11:33 am

It really is funny how these so called Tech fans misinterpret, misquote and misjudge everything the Dawg fans post.

In looking at these post I don’t see a single Dawg fan taking the Vegas Predictions seriously and getting ragged by the Tech non-sensibles for something we haven’t even bought into. Especially since we will beat all these teams by much larger margins. I personally hope the Tech fans take the other team and points for each of our opponents for the entire season. It will serve them right to lose all their tips earned delivering pizzas for betting against the Dawg’s.

austindog

July 30th, 2009
11:35 am

Ramble On, I love the score prediction! Awesome. Could you imagine that? 56-18. Oddly enough, that’s the same score Georgia is going to beat Florida with.

slimpickens

July 30th, 2009
11:36 am

Who did LSU play in the chicken bowl?

DFARASDFG

July 30th, 2009
11:37 am

Hey look at me!!!!!!! I’m a Tech fan on a Georgia Blog because our team is so lame we can’t find another rival that will listen to us brag about winning one game in 8 years….buzzzz?

Volman

July 30th, 2009
11:40 am

Bryan G…want to talk delusional? Look in the mirror.

Oh, that’s right. UGA won the Pre-season National Title last year. Congrats.

RAMBLE ON!!!

July 30th, 2009
11:40 am

slimpickens, that was the team that beat UGAg 45-42.

next question?

DawgFan

July 30th, 2009
11:40 am

“Well that settles it!!! Some fishwrapper 2000 miles away, has UGAg a 1 point favorite on a game played 4 months from now.

Wooo Hoooooo…

I’m never amazed at what you fleabags hang your hats on.”

Actually, RAMBLE ON, I think most of the Georgia fans here are saying that it’s rather stupid to try and put a line on a game that is still four months away.

Oh, and by the way, mark it down, Wofford will beat Western Carolina 42-24 in 2013.

CRAZYPREDICTIONMAN

July 30th, 2009
11:43 am

UGA SHEEP TICKLERS- 24 GT- 35

Original Dawgs

July 30th, 2009
11:44 am

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH 7-1 soon to be 8-1 you fing NERDS

Original Dawgs

July 30th, 2009
11:45 am

whats hilarious is that if Vegas had Tech as the favorite the fing nerds would be going crazy saying STATISTICS DONT LIE WE KNOW BC WE STUDY THEM INSTEAD OF HAVING SEX

austindog

July 30th, 2009
11:46 am

Ramble On, are you going to put your money on GT? The Jackets don’t even have to cover a spread. You’d have to be a fool not to take that action.

CRAZYPREDICTIONMAN

July 30th, 2009
11:47 am

WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!!!! FURMAN – 7 W TENN ST- 17
YEAH BABY WOOOO HOOOOOOO !!!!!! Look at me I can make preseason predictions too!!!!!!!!!

GTDhoo

July 30th, 2009
11:52 am

Oh ya, I think both Tech and UGA fans agree that this vegas crap 4 months before the game means nothing. Which is why this blog has devolved into the usual bashing of the other team much quicker than usual. The facts are Tech beat UGA last year. Tech returns virtually their entire offensive squad that put up 45 last year. UGA lost three of it’s best offensive players. There is no reason why anyone can look at the facts and say the UGA is favored to win this season. Absolutely none. UGA fans know it and it scares them so they get defensive (something their team couldn’t seem to do last year). Tech wins by two scores

CRAZYPREDICTIONMAN

July 30th, 2009
11:53 am

Original Dawgs …………..STATISTICS DONT LIE WE KNOW BC WE STUDY THEM INSTEAD OF HAVING SEX

What you meant to say was……. STATISTICS DONT LIE WE KNOW BC WE STUDY THEM INSTEAD OF HAVING SEX WITH FARM ANIMALS.

MaconDawg

July 30th, 2009
11:53 am

St simons-you have got to be the biggest loser I have ever seen. Everyday same stupid stuff-Get a life and check out the record for the last 10 years.

Red Clay Hound

July 30th, 2009
11:54 am

What? You mean no more questions from Loran after the game like….

1. How special was it for you to win the game today?
2. How special was it for you to have your mom watch you play today?
3. Did you know that you could run that fast? If not, how special was that for you?

Love ya Loran, but the post game interviews were not your best contributions to the broadcast.

db

July 30th, 2009
11:56 am

So much hate – so little time. FOOOOOOOOOSBALLLLLLLLLLLLLL anyone?.

Sunshine

July 30th, 2009
12:00 pm

Yea, you wanna take that line like the preseason national championship you won? Glad PJ and crew plays on the field and not on paper.

Sanford Drive

July 30th, 2009
12:00 pm

Should be a close game. I think our offensive problems will be ironed out by then, so the real issue here is how our defense will play.

jconservative

July 30th, 2009
12:01 pm

“As you’d expect, Florida is a 13.5 point favorite over the Dogs, but Georgia is a favorite over South Carolina (11.5 points), Arkansas (3.5 points), LSU (3.5) and Tennessee (3).
Oh, and the Dogs also are a 1-point favorite over Georgia Tech.
Guess the oddsmakers aren’t as impressed with Paul Johnson’s triple-option juggernaut as they are with Mark Richt’s road record.”

Bill, the above quote is saying that an average ACC team will do better against Georgia than 3 pretty good SEC teams. I’m sure the ACC appreciates the compliment

big dawg 89

July 30th, 2009
12:02 pm

saint simons, does your husband know what you do during the day? or should i say, who you do?

oh, i’m on my way…

tech will lose more games than expected this year, and if there’s anybody’s preseason predictions you should trust,it’s las vegas’. they are the best of the best, besides me of course…

Sanford Drive

July 30th, 2009
12:03 pm

The ACC needs all the compliments it get.

Sunshine

July 30th, 2009
12:03 pm

Bryan G., most delusional? Pot meet kettle!

Frank

July 30th, 2009
12:04 pm

It is funny to me how the gtu fans have replaced scu fans as the most delusional in college football. I must admit that scu has had more success against UGA during the last 18 years (with out cheating as per the NCAA) than has gtu. I really don’t hate tech, it goes much deeper than that.
THWGT