The top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs won't take anything for granted on Saturday when they host the 11th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats in an SEC on CBS matchup at Sanford Stadium. The Bulldogs (6-0) have been dominant on defense. Stetson Bennett has filled in well for JT Daniels, who could miss another game with a back injury, but with opponents scoring just 5.5 points per game, the signal-caller has been mostly an afterthought. The Wildcats (6-0) have lost 11 straight games to the Bulldogs but come in on a high after consecutive wins against Florida and LSU. And UK has a solid defense of its own and a powerful running game that the Bulldogs will have to deal with.
Kickoff from Sanford Stadium is set for 3:30 p.m. ET. The latest Kentucky vs. Georgia odds from Caesars Sportsbook list the Bulldogs at -21.5, while the over-under for total points is set at 44.5. Before making any Georgia vs. Kentucky picks, you need to check out the college football predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has locked in on Georgia vs. Kentucky and revealed its picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's CFB picks. Here are the college football odds and trends for Kentucky vs. Georgia:
- Kentucky vs. Georgia: Bulldogs -21.5
- Kentucky vs. Georgia over-under: 44.5 points
- Kentucky vs. Georgia moneyline: Wildcats +1100, Bulldogs -2400
- UK: Kentucky is 12-6 against the spread in its past 18 against ranked opponents
- UGA: Georgia is 20-11 ATS vs. ranked opponents under Kirby Smart (since 2016)
Why Georgia can cover
The favorite is 6-2 against the spread in the last eight meetings, and the Wildcats have won just four times in 36 tries in Athens. Georgia's defense is drawing comparisons to the best in the sport's history. The Bulldogs offense is averaging far more per game (39.8) than the defense has yielded total in six games (33). The unit ranks first in total yards (203.5 per game) and has 22 sacks and 10 takeaways. Jordan Davis sets the tone up front, with the 6-foot-6, 340-pound tackle occupying the opposing blockers and allowing the rest of the defenders to make plays.
Linebackers Adam Anderson (four sacks), Nakobe Dean (3.5) have been the biggest beneficiaries, but 12 Bulldogs defenders have sacks. Safety Christopher Smith has two interceptions, returning one for a 74-yard TD, and five other players have picks. The offense is scoring 39.8 points per game (12th in FBS), with Bennett and Daniels combining for 1,313 yards and 13 TDs. Zamir White has rushed for 354 yards and six TDs, while James Cook has 245 yards and is averaging six per carry. The Bulldogs are 5-1 against the spread this season.
Why Kentucky can cover
Kentucky also is 5-1 against the spread this season, and its running game could be a handful for Georgia. Running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. ranks fifth in the nation with 768 yards, averaging 6.4 per carry and scoring five touchdowns. The Wildcats average 214.2 per game on the ground (24th in the nation), with Kavosiey Smoke (263 yards) and quarterback Will Levis (163) also contributing. Levis also has 1,134 passing yards and 11 touchdowns, and he has a big-time playmaker in Wan'Dale Robinson. The wideout has 37 catches for 524 yards and four TDs.
The defense has been holding up its end, allowing 17.5 points (20th in FBS) and 305.2 yards (18th) per game. It has posted 13 sacks, and linebackers DeAndre Square (46 tackles, two sacks) and Jacquez Jones (39 tackles, one interception) are the heart of the unit. J.J. Weaver is threatening to take over for Jordan Wright (one sack, three passes defended) with his impact plays. The sophomore has four sacks, an interception and a forced fumble. Tyrell Ajian also has one interception, and he returned it for a 95-yard TD. UK is 5-0-1 ATS in its last six SEC games
How to make Kentucky vs. Georgia picks
SportsLine's model is leaning under on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 38 points. It also has generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the model's Georgia vs. Kentucky picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Georgia vs. Kentucky? And which side of the spread is hitting well over 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the Kentucky vs. Georgia spread to back on Saturday, all from the advanced model on a 19-7 run on its top-rated college football picks, and find out.