Virginia Opens as Enormous Underdog Against Georgia in Early Odds for 2020 Season Opener in Atlanta
By David Hayes
The Virginia Cavaliers haven't beaten the Georgia Bulldogs since 1995, and it certainly doesn't look like the oddsmakers believe that 2020 is going to be year that UVA bucks this trend either.
Even with the 2020 college football offseason experiencing some unprecedented spring delays and cancellations, the odds and spreads around more than 100 of this fall's biggest matchups are now available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Georgia vs UVA Football Spread 2020
Sitting months away from the 20th all-time meeting between these two college football programs, Georgia has already opened as an overwhelming 17.5-point favorite to beat the Cavaliers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Week 1 to kickoff each team's 2020 season, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Even though Georgia heads into this matchup riding a two-game winning streak over Virginia, the last time the Cavaliers defeated the Bulldogs was actually right there in Atlanta in the 1995 Peach Bowl. Georgia has also won three of the last four series meetings and seven of the last 10.
Granted, it's safe to say both of these two programs have been elevated to different places since their last matchup, especially considering some of the players on this year's rosters weren't even born when these two teams last met in 2000. UGA is coming off a Sugar Bowl victory, while Virginia is fresh off an Orange Bowl appearance last season.
Both teams will be led by a new face at QB for the first time in at least two years this fall, with the Bulldogs losing Jake Fromm to the NFL Draft and the Cavaliers graduating Bryce Perkins. UGA also loses its leading rusher from last year in D'Andre Swift, while UVA will be returning their top RB in Wayne Taulapapa from last season, but Perkins was still the Cavaliers' leading rusher in 2019.
There's still plenty of time for things to change between now and this 2020 Week 1 matchup, but the Bulldogs remain compelling early favorites for the time being. Barring any scheduling changes we may see, Georgia and Virginia are set to kick off at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, on Monday, Sept. 9, 2020.
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