The #6 overall Georgia Bulldogs will battle with the #11 overall Kentucky Wildcats this weekend for a spot in the SEC championship game. Kickoff is set for 3:30 PM EST at Kroger Field and the game will be broadcast on CBS.
Taking a look at the Week 10 college football odds, Georgia opened as a 10-point road favorite earlier this week. That line has changed just slightly after early betting, as the Bulldogs are currently listed at -9.5. The total for the game is sitting at 43.5 points.
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Georgia improved to 7-1 on the season last weekend after a very impressive 36-17 victory over the #9 overall Florida Gators last weekend. It was an important win for the Bulldogs, who had two weeks to think about their embarrassing 36-16 loss to LSU before facing another ranked opponent. QB Jake Fromm was fantastic, throwing for 240 yards and three touchdowns to lead the way for Georgia offensively. Fromm now has 1,649 passing yards and 16 touchdowns in eight games this season. He has had a ton of help from the running back duo of Elijah Holyfield and D’Andre Swift, who have combined for 1,025 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns on the year so far. The Bulldogs have been extremely dangerous on offense, as they are currently averaging 38.6 points per game on 457.8 yards of total offense.
Things have also looked very solid on the other side of the ball, as Georgia is currently giving up an average of just 16.4 points per game on 306 yards of total offense. They have really been excellent against the pass, as opponents are averaging just 165.6 yards per game through the air (9th overall).
Kentucky narrowly avoided getting upset by Missouri last weekend, scoring 12 points in the 4th quarter including a last second touchdown to win 15-14 and improve to 7-1 on the season. The Wildcats needed a critical pass interference call with 0:00 showing on the scoreboard to give them another shot at the end zone from the two yard line. RB Benny Snell has been having an outstanding season so far, rushing for 935 yards and nine touchdowns in just eight games. Snell has really had to pick up the slack for a Kentucky passing attack that is averaging just 148 yars per game through the air. As a whole, the Wildcats are currently averaging 25.6 points per game on 362 yards of total offense.
Things have looked extremely solid defensively for Kentucky, as they are currently giving up an average of just 13.0 points per game on 295.0 yards of total offense. The Wildcats have been exceptional against the run, allowing opponents to rush for an average of only 108.5 yards per game (17th overall).
NCAA Football Betting Predictions & Free Pick: Georgia -9.5
This is one of the most anticipated games here in Week 10 for a reason – both of these teams have looked fantastic so far this season and have only lost two games combined. There is even more hype surrounding this particular meeting due to the impact it will have on the SEC Championship Game, as the winner will secure first overall in the SEC East. While both defenses have been outstanding, the Bulldogs have another gear on offense that I’m not quite sure that Kentucky will be able to match. The Wildcats needed several lucky breaks to get past Missouri last weekend, but I’m not sure they’ll be as fortunate in this particular spot.
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Georgia is a very impressive 10-3 ATS over their past thirteen games on the road. Perhaps even more importantly, they are also 5-0 ATS in their last five meetings with the Wildcats. Kentucky is just 2-8 ATS over their last ten games at home. They also haven’t been overwhelmingly strong against the spread so far this season, going just 4-4 ATS overall.
Outside of a bad showing against LSU, the Bulldogs have really been firing on all cylinders lately and have gone 9-4 ATS over their last 13 games overall. The offense has been really explosive all season long and has now scored 36+ points in five out of their last six games. While Kentucky is certainly one of the best defensive teams in the entire country, I don’t have as much faith in their offense that is currently ranked just 93rd overall. 9.5 points might seem like a lot to cover on the road against a tough opponent, but Georgia showed they are the real deal after beating the Gators by almost 20 points last weekend. I’ll roll the dice and take the Bulldogs to win by double-digits on Saturday afternoon in what should be a very exciting game.