Georgia Bulldogs vs. Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Preview – College Football, September 26, 2020

| September 13, 2020 1:05 am PDT

Kirby Smart is fortunate that his team landed the #1 overall recruiting class in America (according to 247sports.com’s 2020 rankings). It’d be one thing if the Bulldogs were just replacing Jake Fromm and D’Andre Swift – their starting QB and RB from a season ago.

However, Smart has to completely replenish an offensive line that had three starters get drafted and saw Cade Mays transfer to Knoxville.

The saving grace is an opening game in Fayetteville shouldn’t present any issues.

Let’s get to a Georgia vs. Arkansas prediction and find out if the Razorbacks have any chance of hanging around.

Georgia vs. Arkansas Odds

Georgia (-23.5)-110
Arkansas (+23.5)-110

No meetings in the last five seasons mean there’s not much to off of in terms of prior history. What we know is the Razorbacks were winless last season in conference play and gave up a whopping 36.8 points per contest.

On top of being a punching bag for everyone in the SEC West, bettors who faded Arkansas were able to net a sizeable profit. The Hogs covered the spread just 1/3 of the time (4-8). That includes covering just twice in their seven home games.  

On the flip side, Kirby Smart and his men were a perfect 4-0 ATS on the road.

Georgia vs. Arkansas Preview

Sam Pittman was hired to be the Arkansas head coach after serving as the offensive line coach in Athens for the last four years. That includes working as the associate head coach directly alongside Kirby Smart this past season.

While Pittman was yet to commit to a starting quarterback as of September 11th, all signs are pointing to Florida transfer Feleipe Franks being first in line. Should Franks struggle, redshirt freshman KJ Jefferson will be thrust under center.

As far as who will be calling the shots in Todd Monken’s new offense, that was supposed to be Wake Forest transfer, Jamie Newman. Jamie instead opted out and opened the door for yet another transfer to step in.

This one is from USC and is being highly touted by lots of “experts.”

With that being said, the only reason Daniels made his way to Georgia is because he couldn’t compete with Kedon Slovis for the gig at Southern Cal.

The jury is still out on JT after he had a less-than-stellar freshman campaign on Figueroa St (59.5% completion, 14 TDs, 10 INT). There’s no doubt he’s surrounded by a bevy of talent, but it could take some time for everything to click.

Perhaps Monken would be wise to let his backfield loose against a Razorbacks defense that ranked dead last in the SEC in rushing yards allowed (221.5/game). Zamir White and James Cook are ready to handle the load, but look out for true freshman Kendall Milton to provide an instant boost.

Then again, Monken has budding superstars on the outside in George Pickens and Dominick Blaylock, and he’s got Darnell Washington running up the seam. The latter is a 6’8”, 261-pound true freshman tight end who is gifted with some serious physical tools.

The freakish athlete looks like Rob Gronkowski in his prime – only taller, faster, and more explosive.

Georgia vs. Arkansas Pick 

It’ll be interesting to see how the Bulldogs offense transforms with so many new pieces in place. I’d be reluctant to think it hits the ground running given the abbreviated amount of time they’ve had to practice, here’s the good news about their first game.

They can figure it out “on the go” versus the Razorbacks.

The program in Fayetteville has played 28 straight SEC games without limiting an opponent to fewer than 24 points.

Don’t get fancy with a Georgia vs. Arkansas prediction. This one should get out of hand quickly, in which case, you’ll want to be on the Bulldogs. 

Pick
  • Georgia (-23.5)
    -110

Betting SEC Football – September 26th, 2020

Those who have been patiently waiting to bet on SEC Football – now’s your chance to immerse yourself.

Once you lock in your Georgia vs. Arkansas pick, here are couple more previews to keep you in the betting mood.

Michael Wynn

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