Georgia vs. Kentucky Total Prediction
In what essentially amounts to a playoff elimination, the one-loss Georgia Bulldogs will take on the one-loss Kentucky Wildcats at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday. Will yet another Kentucky game turn into a defensive struggle?
3:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 3, 2018
Kroger Field, Lexington, Kentucky
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Bulldogs are 9-point favorites to beat the Wildcats. The total, meanwhile, sits at 44 points. As of this writing, 56% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Bulldogs.
Georgia sophomore QB Jake Fromm completed 17-of-24 passes for 240 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 36-17 win over Florida. Fromm got things going in earnest in the second half, when he hooked up with Jeremiah Holloman on touchdown passes in each of the final two quarters. The sophomore quarterback has been Steady Eddie this season, with Saturday's three-touchdown showing his fourth in eight games. After a relatively cushy schedule through the first two months, Fromm and company have three potentially tricky games upcoming in their final four contests. They'll close out the campaign against Kentucky, Auburn, UMass and Georgia Tech.
Kentucky redshirt sophomore Terry Wilson completed 22-of-31 passes for 267 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Saturday's 15-14 win at Missouri, and his TD came with no time left on the clock. It was a roller-coaster game for Wilson, who was benched at one point in favor of Gunnar Hoak. He was even more ineffective, so Wilson returned under center and engineered the game-winning touchdown to C.J. Conrad with no time left on the clock. Wilson also jelled rather nicely with Lynn Bowden Jr. (13-166-0) again, too. He should be brimming with confidence heading into an SEC East showdown with Georgia next Saturday.
The over is 4-0 in the Bulldogs’ last four road games and 5-1-1 in their last seven games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
The under is 4-0 in the Wildcats’ last four games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game.
Kentucky is an under bettor’s dream: They play great defense and can’t score, especially over the past two weeks. The under is a perfect 5-0 in the Wildcats’ last five games overall, is 6-0 in their last six conference games and 7-0 in their last seven home games when playing an opponent with a winning road record. On the other side, the under is 9-4 in the Bulldogs’ last 13 games in November and if Georgia can merely stop Benny Snell from having a big game then this one should fall under the total.
College Football Prediction: Georgia/Kentucky under 44