Buckeyes and Bulldogs Suffer Injuries Sports Betting Online

December 1, 2010 Sports Betting

Sports betting online saw the Ohio State Buckeyes and Georgia Bulldogs suffering injuries that could affect their college football betting results.

The Buckeyes lost starting right tackle Jim Cordle, the team’s most experienced offensive lineman with an ankle injury. The Bulldogs lost starting defensive end Rod Battle to a knee injury in their sports betting game against South Carolina.

Sports betting online will be a bit different now with Battle missing the rest of the season with an ACL tear in his knee. The sports betting news is a little better on Cordle as he is expected to miss the next three to four weeks. Cordle is a fifth-year senior who has started the past three college football betting seasons for the Buckeyes. Ohio State is about a three-touchdown favorite in sports betting online against Toledo this week. Cordle’s replacement is likely to be J.B. Shugarts.

The Bulldogs sports betting online injury news is grimmer as Battle will miss the rest of the season. Georgia has now lost a starting lineman to season-ending knee injuries in each of its two sports betting online games. In their sports betting online loss to Oklahoma State in the first week they lost starting left tackle Trinton Sturdivant. "It’s sad," Georgia coach Mark Richt said. "It’s just sad for Roderick first and foremost. But it’s tough on us. It’s why you recruit and train players. You try to get prepared for these moments. You don’t want them, but you have to prepare for them."

The Bulldogs are looking at getting back sophomore defensive end Justin Houston, who served a two-game suspension to start the season. He is a very good pass rusher and should help make up for the loss of Battle. The Bulldogs have a big sports betting online game against Arkansas this week in which they are underdogs at the online sportsbook. "We’re thankful he’ll be able to play," Richt said. "He certainly made a mistake and paid the price. He was hurting and really wanted to play and now he’ll get a chance."

The Bulldogs are still considered a Top 25 team in sports betting but the injury concerns are mounting. Losing two starting lineman is not the way to start a season. Georgia is probably not a threat to Florida in the SEC and with the way things have started they may not be a BCS bowl threat either. They lost to Oklahoma State and were fortunate to survive against South Carolina last week in sports betting.