Oregon vs. Georgia 2022 College Football Week 1 Odds, Preview & Pick

By Hank Blaine

Defending national champions in college football are 21-1 straight up and 16-6 against the spread in their first game of the following season since 2000. Georgia won the national title last year and opens Saturday in a Top 25 neutral-site matchup against Oregon – which is coached by former Dawgs defensive coordinator Dan Lanning.

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Oregon vs. Georgia Game Information

  • When: Saturday, September 3, 2022, 3:30 PM ET
  • Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
  • TV: ABC
  • Radio: WFAN Sports Radio 101.9 FM (Oregon) // WBNS 97.1 FM (Georgia)
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • College Football Odds: Oregon (+17) // Georgia (-17)

Why Bet on the Oregon Ducks?

Georgia had one of the best defenses in college football history last year on the way to winning the national title but lost a ton of talent on that side of the ball, including a record five first-round picks on defense in the 2022 NFL Draft. And Oregon head coach Dan Lanning’s loss certainly will be felt – he stayed through the College Football Playoff before taking over at Oregon. That UGA defense allowed just 10.2 PPG, 4.6 PPG better than any other team in the country, and only 6.9 PPG during the regular season.

Lanning, who joined the Bulldogs program in 2018 as linebackers coach, had served in the role of defensive coordinator since the 2019 season. Lanning filled a vacancy at Oregon created by Mario Cristobal being named the coach at his alma mater Miami. Lanning will have one of the nation’s top linebackers to mentor in Noah Sewell.

Last year, he was the first Duck ever to be named a semifinalist for the Butkus Award, given annually to the nation’s best linebacker. Sewell led Oregon and ranked second in the Pac-12 with 114 total tackles, 37 more than any other Duck. He also had 8.5 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks. Sewell owns 159 career tackles, the most of any returning Pac-12 player over the last two seasons.

Oregon’s new starting quarterback will be Bo Nix, a transfer from Auburn. In 2019, he was the SEC Freshman of the Year and last year, Nix played in 10 games before missing the remainder of the season with an injury. He passed for 2,294 yards while completing 61 percent of his passes (197-of-323) with 11 touchdowns and three picks. The good news: Oregon is one of eight FBS teams to have five returning starters on the offensive line entering the 2022 season.

Oregon is in the top 15 of the preseason AP poll for the fourth straight year, and in the Top 25 for the 14th time in the last 15 seasons. The Ducks will face a top-five foe for the 51st time in program history, holding an 8-41-1 record in those contests. UO is 190-76-2 all-time as a ranked team, including 96-25 when ranked since 2010 and 153-48 since 2000. Oregon picked up its first top-three win since 2011 and fifth all-time last September at No. 3 Ohio State, knocking off the Buckeyes, 35-28, for the program’s first-ever win over OSU.

Why Bet on the Georgia Bulldogs?

Georgia lost its top two running backs in Zamir White and James Cook but brings back QB Stetson Bennett and maybe the nation’s top tight end in Brock Bowers. Bennett is 14-3 as a starter, including 11-1 last season. He set the school record for passing efficiency at 176.7 during the 2021 campaign. Bennett was the Offensive MVP in both the College Football Playoff National Championship win over top-ranked Alabama as well as in the CFP Semifinal Orange Bowl victory over No. 2 Michigan.

Georgia’s offensive line is slated to return three of five starters after Jamaree Salyer and Justin Shaffer had a combined 50 starts between them and have since moved on to the NFL. The Bulldogs welcome back redshirt sophomore C Sedrick Van Pran and senior RT Warren McClendon, who each started all 15 games. RG Warren Ericson started the final 14 games of the year after redshirt freshman Tate Ratledge was lost for the season following a foot injury in the opener versus Clemson.

Senior OLB Nolan Smith, redshirt sophomore DB Kelee Ringo and senior S Christopher Smith are the Bulldogs’ three returning defensive starters from last season’s championship team. Under Smart, Georgia has registered 25 scores on defense and special teams. The Dogs are 22-1 when they register a non-offensive score under Smart.

Oregon vs. Georgia Betting Trends

  • Notre Dame are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 games.
  • Notre Dame are 7-1 SU in the last 8 games.
  • The total went over in 4 of Notre Dame’s last 5 games played in September.
  • Ohio State are 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games.
  • Ohio State are 10-1 SU in the last 11 games.
  • The total went over in 13 of Ohio State’s last 19 games.

Oregon vs. Georgia Expert Betting Predictions

Ohio State 34, Notre Dame 20.

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