Tennessee vs. Georgia Total Prediction
Kirby Smart wasn’t thrilled about his team’s defensive effort last week in Georgia’s victory over Missouri. Will the Dawgs play significantly better on that side of the ball when they host Tennessee at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday?
3:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, September 29, 2018
Sanford Stadium, Athens, Georgia
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Bulldogs are 31.5-point favorites to beat the Volunteers. The total, meanwhile, sits at 52 points. As of this writing, 70% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Volunteers.
Tennessee redshirt sophomore QB Jarrett Guarantano is expected to be able to play on Saturday against Georgia. Guarantano had to leave the game against Florida last weekend twice, and a shot to the left leg caused him to leave for good. It's possible that the Volunteers were just being cautious with Tennessee nowhere close to competitive in the loss. Expect to see the redshirt sophomore get the start against Georgia this Saturday. Just don't expect much success.
Georgia sophomore QB Jake Fromm completed 7-of-11 passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns when facing a blitz. Fromm had his ups-and-downs in this one but played well when it mattered. His production under pressure was good for an impressive 146.8 passer rating. He holds a 9/1 TD/INT ratio through three games this season and will look to continue his success against Tennessee next weekend.
The over is 5-1 in the Volunteers’ last six road games.
The over is 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams in Athens.
The over has been a profitable play in UGA conference games, going 5-1 in the Dawgs’ last six games versus the rest of the SEC. The over is also 4-1 in the Bulldogs’ last five games coming off a win, is 6-0 in the Vols’ last six road games versus an opponent that owns a winning home record, and is 13-4 in their last 17 games when facing an opponent with a winning record. Georgia’s defense wasn’t great a week ago, especially from a run defense standpoint. If that continues this weekend, I like the over.
College Football Prediction: Tennessee/Georgia over 52