2012 SEC College Football Week 8 Odds & Spread: Georgia vs. Kentucky Print
Written by Drew Sharper   
Thursday, 18 October 2012 12:30
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Georgia vs. Kentucky Odds

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LEXINGTON, KY (The Spread) – No. 13 Georgia hopes to stay in the SEC picture on Saturday when it heads to Kentucky for a conference contest at 7PM ET.

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Georgia is 5-1 overall, 3-1 in the SEC and 1-1 on the road. Kentucky is 1-6 overall, 0-4 in the SEC and 1-3 at home. The Bulldogs are 2-4 against the spread this season while the Wildcats are 1-6 ATS. Georgia has won four of its last five against Kentucky, but the Wildcats have covered in 3 of their last 4 against the Bulldogs.

Trends show that Georgia is 2-6 against the spread in its last 8 games overall but 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games against a team with a losing record. Kentucky is 0-4 against the spread in its last 4 games after a loss and in its last 4 conference games.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Georgia is the clear favorite in this game, as the Bulldogs are getting odds of -27.5 points at Kentucky. The over/under total has been set at 58.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Georgia favored by 28 points. The spread hasn’t changed much since, just dropping down half a point.

Georgia is coming off a 35-7 loss at South Carolina two weeks ago. The Bulldogs were held to just 224 yards of offense in the loss, including only 109 yards passing. On the season, Georgia is averaging 41.3 points per game on offense, while the defense is giving up 24.2 points per contest. The team has been led by quarterback Aaron Murray, who has thrown for 1,487 yards and 12 touchdowns this season.

Kentucky is coming off a 49-7 loss at Arkansas, which is the fifth straight loss for the Wildcats. Kentucky is scoring just 18.6 points per game this year while allowing 32.9 points per contest. Kentucky has already faced four ranked teams this year. What has been making matters worse for Kentucky is the loss of quarterback Maxwell Smith, who is out with an ankle injury after throwing for nearly 1,000 yards and eight touchdowns this year. Jalen Whitlow is now leading the offense. He has thrown for 282 yards and a touchdown in limited action.

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In terms of Injuries, Georgia offensive lineman Hunter Long is questionable with a foot injury while linebacker Brandon Burrows is out with a hand injury. Kentucky safety Mike Benton is doubtful with an ankle injury.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Georgia. The Bulldogs are getting 66% of the wagers with odds of -27.5 points at Kentucky on Saturday.

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