The #1 Georgia Bulldogs (9-0, 7-0 SEC) face off in their final Southeastern Conference contest on the road against conference rival the Tennesee Volunteers (5-4, 3-3 SEC) on Rocky Top this Saturday.
Georgia has shown minor weaknesses this season, dominating opposing teams one after another. Tennessee captured a thrilling victory last week over Kentucky, handing the Wildcats their first home loss of the season.
Saturday’s kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. EST inside Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN. Georgia is a 20-point favorite, and the over-under total is 56 points.
What to Know – Georgia Bulldogs
Georgia owns one of the nation’s toughest defenses, but the offense averages an SEC-best 6.89 yards per game. The Bulldogs should have quarterback JT Daniels back from injury this week but expect Stetson Bennett to garner the start given his solid play in Daniels’ absence. A victory for Georgia caps a perfect SEC schedule.
Offensively, the Bulldogs average 430.0 yards and 38.4 points per game. Georgia’s defense holds opponents to 6.6 points per game and just 230.9 yards of offense.
Stetson Bennett has thrown for 1,412 yards with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. Zamir White leads the Bulldogs backfield, rushing for 519 yards and nine touchdowns.
A pair of freshman pass-catchers pace Georgia’s offense in receiving. Tight end Brock Bowers (28 receptions, 493 yards, six touchdowns) and widout Ladd McConkey (21 receptions, 338 yards, three touchdowns) are the top two targets for Bennett when he steps back to pass.
Georgia is 8-4 against the spread in their last 12 games and 6-3 ATS this season. The total has gone under in five of Georgia’s previous five contests.
What to Know – Tennessee Volunteers
Tennessee continues to show improvement under first-year head coach Josh Heupel. Since taking over the starting duties at quarterback, Hendon Hooker has done an excellent job in his seven starts. Tennessee tries to knock off Georgia for the first time since 2016.
Tennessee is scoring 38.2 points per game behind an offense that churns out 457.6 yards of offense. The Vols’ defense surrenders 28.2 points and 418.0 yards of offense to opposing teams.
Hooker is completing 69.4% of his passes, with 21 touchdowns thrown to just two interceptions. The Virginia Tech transfer is second on the team in rushing, accounting for 457 yards and four scores on the ground.
Wide receivers Velus Jones Jr. (36 receptions, 553 yards, five touchdowns) and Cedric Tillman (36 receptions, 525 yards, five touchdowns) led the Vols’ passing attack and account for nearly half of Tennessee’s receiving production.
The Vols are 4-5 ATS this season but 5-1 ATS in their last six games against SEC East opponents. The total has gone over in four of Tennessee’s last five games.
The Pick is In
Tennessee’s up-tempo offense should give the Bulldogs one of their toughest tests this season. The Vols should get in scoring position a few times, giving Tennessee the chance to score the most points against Georgia this season.
Georgia’s offense will shred a thin Tennessee defense that struggles to get off the field. The Bulldogs win comfortably, and the total hits the over comfortably as well.
Betting Pick: Bulldogs/Vols OVER 56