Georgia Bulldogs vs. Kentucky Wildcats
The Georgia Bulldogs host the Kentucky Wildcats as teams on the opposite ends of the SEC standings meet in Athens. The Bulldogs are -27.5 point favorites over the Wildcats with an over/under point total set at 49.
The Georgia Bulldogs are on an outright roll and of all of the years Mark Richt has been coaching at UGA, this looks to be one of his better units. The Bulldogs avoided Alabama and LSU from the SEC West and thus far they have taken advantage of it rebounding from back to back losses to open the season and have now reeled off eight consecutive wins. Aaron Murray has now thrown for 2,284 yards completed 61.2 percent of his passes with 27 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Isaiah Crowell is closing in on 1,000 yards rushing for the season and Carlton Thomas continues to be effective as well. Orson Charles is a Mackey Award Finalist at tight end and Tavarres King has 31 catches and six touchdowns. The Georgia defense has 13 interceptions, 10 fumble recoveries, and 25 sacks. Michael Gilliard has 54 tackles. Baccari Rambo has seven interceptions, and Abry Jones has four sacks. With a win in this game Georgia will represent the East in the SEC Championship this year.
It’s been a rough year for the Kentucky Wildcats and barring back to back wins there won’t be a bowl game for Joker Phillips’ team this season. Maxwell Smith has taken over at QB and he’s completed 56.3 percent of his passes for three touchdowns and two interceptions. Coshik Williams has rushed for 407 yards and is UK”s leading rusher. La’Rod King has 39 catches and seven touchdowns and Matt Roark has 33 catches. The Kentucky defense has intercepted 12 passes, recorded 16 sacks, and recovered six fumbles. Danny Trevathan has 118 tackles and four interceptions and Winston Guy has 102 tackles to lead the Wildcats. Kentucky will have their work cut out for them once again this week.
Georgia are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games as a home favorite, 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games overall, and 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games as a favorite of 10.5 or more. Kentucky is 5-11 against the spread in their last 16 games overall, 1-7 against the spread in their last eight road games, and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven SEC games.
This is a big number but it is justified as the Bulldogs are getting it done and at home they have been lighting up the scoreboard. I don’t see the Wildcats keeping up or even coming close to keeping up even though it is a conference game.
Georgia Bulldogs -27.5 Kentucky Wildcats