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Neyland Stadium Has Been Very Good To Tennessee

Tennessee has given its home fans plenty to cheer about over the past few seasons with the Volunteers going 11-1 SU in their past 12 true home games – and you can forgive the loss because it was against Alabama. However, it’s much less cheery for Tennessee backers with the program going just 5-7 ATS in those games. Can the Vols keep it rolling when they welcome the ranked Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday?

Shark Bites
  • Georgia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games against Tennessee.
  • The total has gone OVER in Georgia’s last 5 games against Tennessee.
  • Tennessee is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home against teams with winning records.

Last season’s meeting between Tennessee and Georgia was eventful, to say the least. The Vols tallied 20 points in the fourth quarter and scored the game-winning touchdown on the final play of the game – just seconds after Georgia thought it had scored the game-winning Hail Mary.

Butch Jones has wisely leaned on running back John Kelly on offense with the junior amassing 450 rushing yards and a team-high six touchdowns so far this season. But the Tennessee head coach needs to figure out what he’s doing at quarterback. Quinten Dormady is clearly the starter but Jones has forced freshman Jarrett Guarantano onto the field to get snaps, hindering the flow of the offense.

Georgia’s defense has quickly come together under head coach Kirby Smart, who has molded the unit after the Alabama model. It has paid dividends in his second season, as the Bulldogs have held opponents to just 11.5 ppg. The people of Athens were holding their breath when Jacob Eason went down with an injury, but freshman QB Jake Fromm has the offense clicking.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at 3.5 for the Tennessee Volunteers . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Odds Shark prediction models picked the Bulldogs to win this game on Saturday 33-30. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Georgia Bulldogs vs Tennessee Volunteers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tennessee Volunteers are 3-1 so far on the season, and 1-3 ATS vs the point spread. The Georgia Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 4-0 and 3-1 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Tennessee go 1-3 and the Georgia Bulldogs go 0-4 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tennessee vs Georgia injuries news.

The Tennessee Volunteers sit at No. 42 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Georgia Bulldogs are at No. 28 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tennessee's No. 69-ranked offense, averaging 30.25 PPG, against a Georgia defense that ranks No. 9 this week at 11.5 PPG. The Tennessee aerial game is averaging 224.75 yards per game, more than the Georgia Bulldogs secondary allows through the air, 172 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Georgia Bulldogs own the league's No. 14-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 55 yards per game when on the road. Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 90 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Mississippi State didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Bulldogs as Georgia blasted them 31-3 in Week 4 action.

Last time we saw the Minutemen, they had no answer for John Kelly as the Volunteers rolled to a 17-13 victory at Neyland Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Georgia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Georgia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Georgia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Georgia is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Tennessee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tennessee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Tennessee is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Georgia

Next Betting Matchups

Georgia at Vanderbilt, Saturday, October 7th
Tennessee home to South Carolina, Saturday, October 14th