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Bulldogs Look to Resurrect Playoff Hopes in Home Date with Kentucky


After getting toppled from their perch atop the College Football Playoff rankings with a crushing 40-17 loss at Auburn as 2.5-point favorites, the Georgia Bulldogs close out their home schedule on Saturday with a Week 12 matchup against the Kentucky Wildcats at Sanford Stadium. The Wildcats improved to 7-3 with last week’s 44-21 win at Vanderbilt as 2-point underdogs.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in eight of Georgia’s last 10 games at home against teams with winning records.
  • Georgia is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games at home in November.
  • Kentucky is 14-42 SU in its last 56 games against its conference.

The Bulldogs saw a 10-game SU win streak halted with their loss to the Tigers. Georgia has also failed to cover in two straight overall and three of five on home turf, and has averaged just 20.5 points per game in its past two after tallying 42.33 ppg over its previous six, but has seen the OVER prevail in totals betting in four of its past five.

The Wildcats have proven to be solid road performers, going 4-2 SU in their past six and covering in six of eight. Kentucky has also covered in three of four as a double-digit road underdog, and has produced solid results in road dates against SEC rivals, going 3-2 SU in its past five and covering in five of six.

Georgia has dominated in head-to-head meetings with the Wildcats, winning outright in seven straight, 5-2 ATS. The Bulldogs eked out a 27-24 win at Kentucky as 2.5-point chalk last year, but are 10-1 SU in their past 11 dates on home turf, claiming victory by an average margin of 33 points over their past two.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans backing the Georgia Bulldogs here saw them at Bovada as 24-point favorites in this college football clash. Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark, as none was available at the time this preview was written.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and analytics picked a 41-18 win for the Bulldogs. That value could change during the week, if injuries or other factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Kentucky Wildcats vs Georgia Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Georgia Bulldogs sit at 9-1 (6-4 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Kentucky Wildcats are currently 7-3 (3-7 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Georgia is 4-6 OU, and Kentucky is 5-5 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Georgia vs Kentucky injuries news.

The game pits the Bulldogs, currently No. 6 in our OddsShark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Wildcats, who rate No. 70 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Georgia Bulldogs' No. 29-ranked offense (34.6 PPG) against a Kentucky Wildcats defense that ranks No. 59 at 25.7 PPG. The Bulldogs passing attack has averaged 168.1 yards per game, less than the Wildcats give up through the air (282.3 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Wildcats own the league's No. 18-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 112.75 yards per game when on the road. Georgia, on the other hand, rates No. 12 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Benjamin Snell Jr. tore up the turf for 116 rushing yards in the latest Wildcats game, a 44-21 win over the Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium.

Georgia was hammered in its last outing, as Auburn ran up a 40-17 score against them at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Kentucky is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Kentucky is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kentucky's last 5 games
  • Kentucky is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Georgia is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia's last 5 games
  • Georgia is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Georgia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kentucky home to Louisville, Saturday, November 25
Georgia at Georgia Tech, Saturday, November 25