Kirby Smart and the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs host Jeremy Pruitt and the No. 14 Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday afternoon. Sanford Stadium in Athens plays host to the festivities, with both teams bringing a 2-0 record to the table. Georgia has recorded victories over Arkansas and Auburn, while Tennessee's wins came against South Carolina and Missouri. Tennessee is 1-0-1 against the spread thus far in 2020 and Georgia has a 1-1 ATS record on the season.
Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS. William Hill lists the Bulldogs as 12-point favorites in the latest Georgia vs. Tennessee odds, down two points from the opening line. With rain in the forecast, the total has dropped from 45 to 43. Before making any Tennessee vs. Georgia picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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- Georgia vs. Tennessee spread: Georgia -12
- Georgia vs. Tennessee over-under: 43 points
- Georgia vs. Tennessee money line: Georgia -500, Tennessee +400
- UGA: The Bulldogs are 1-1 against the spread this season
- TENN: The Volunteers are 1-0-1 against the spread this season
Why Georgia can cover
Georgia has won three straight in this series, and the Bulldogs are favored in this matchup due in large part to their immense talent on both sides. Defensively, Georgia leads the SEC in allowing only 8.0 points per game, and the Bulldogs also lead the conference in both total defense and rushing defense. On the offensive side, the Bulldogs had a few hiccups in the opener but, with junior quarterback Stetson Bennett under center, Georgia has enjoyed more success.
He is completing 65 percent of his passes for 451 yards and three touchdowns, with sophomore running back Zamir White gaining 159 yards and scoring three touchdowns. On the whole, Georgia is third in the SEC in rushing, averaging 161.5 yards per game, and it has explosiveness on the outside with sophomore wide receivers Kearis Jackson and George Pickens.
Why Tennessee can cover
Tennessee has done a good job taking care of the football and is the only team in the SEC to avoid an interception this season. Jarrett Guarantano is averaging 8.3 yards per attempt and, with Ty Chandler and Eric Gray leading the SEC's second-best rushing offense, Tennessee has real balance. The Volunteers rank second in the conference in rushing touchdowns with six, and senior wide receiver Josh Palmer adds an element on the outside, catching 10 passes for 156 yards.
Georgia has committed the most penalties (20) in the SEC this season, and the Vols can potentially take advantage of that lack of discipline. Tennessee also brings a talented defense to the table, allowing only 361.5 yards per game this season and ranking in the top four of the conference in total defense, passing defense and scoring defense.
How to make Georgia vs. Tennessee picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, with Bennett projected to throw more than two touchdown passes and Guarantano throwing for around 200 yards. It also says one side of the spread hits well over 60 percent of the time. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
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