The Georgia Bulldogs are getting ready to play at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, for the Orange Bowl. In this College football playoff semifinal, they will be taking on the Michigan Wolverines. However, this game may be a very challenging for them as the COVID-19 is Playing Havoc for the Georgia Bulldogs.
During the regular season, Georgia was pretty much an unbeatable team. That is, until they went against Alabama in the SEC championship where they lost to the Crimson Tide 41-24. According to online sports betting websites, this loss is very bitter for them. This is because they went from being the No. 1 team to the no. 3 team in the nation. As the Orange Bowl is just 9 days away, they are facing more problems with players testing positive to COVID-19.
COVID-19 is Playing Havoc for the Georgia Bulldogs with the Orange Bowl Coming Up
The latest Georgia Bulldog play to test positive to COVID-19 is wide receiver George Pickens. For the Bulldogs, this is a heavy blow as he just came back on the field after an ACL tear back in March. However, due to testing positive, he is quarantine and unable to practice with the rest of the team.
A few hours earlier, football betting fans got the news that quarterback JT Daniels got a positive COVID-19 result. Daniels was the backup starter for Stetson Bennet after a muscle injury took him out of 4 games.
Thankfully, Daniels seems to only have mild symptoms and should be able to play for the Orange Bowl. However, he will be missing practice with the team which is at the moment crucial to their performance.
The Georgia football medical staff will be offering its players booster shots on Wednesday. This is as a precaution due to the recent surge in COVId-19 cases in athletes across the nation.
So far, early betting odds on the Ornge Bowl have not had any significant movements. However, as the ate gets closer, depending on how they feel will make significant changes in the football betting odds.