Georgia Tennessee Betting Preview
Coming off its huge win over LSU No. 6 Georgia looks to keep rolling when it visits Rocky Top Saturday afternoon to take on 3-2 Tennessee (3:30 pm ET, CBS).
In the early betting the 'Dawgs, who have won the last three games in this series, including last year 51-44, were favored by 11 points over the Vols.
The Bulldogs will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 1-2-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Volunteers are 2-3 ATS. Georgia is 4-0 against the total, while Tennessee is 3-1-1 versus the number.
Bettors going with the Volunteers in this game found them listed as 10.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Sportsbook.ag earlier in the week. The total was 63.5 at BetOnline as of midweek, watch for updates.
The game pits the Volunteers, currently No. 87 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 4 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 39-15 victory for the Bulldogs.
Georgia was a 44-41 winner in its last match at home against LSU. They earned a push of the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 85 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Rajion Neal tore up the turf for 169 rushing yards in the latest Volunteers game, a 31-24 win over the Jaguars at Neyland Stadium.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tennessee's No. 59-ranked offense (31.8 PPG) against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 93 at 32.5 PPG. The Volunteers passing attack has averaged 154 yards per game, less than the Bulldogs give up through the air (277 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Bulldogs own the league's No. 89-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 215.5 yards per game when on the road. Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 18 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Bulldogs at Volunteers trends to consider:
Georgia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tennessee
Georgia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tennessee
Georgia is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Georgia's last 5 games
Tennessee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Georgia
Tennessee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Georgia
Tennessee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Georgia
Tennessee is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
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Tennessee at South Carolina, Saturday, October 19th