The Tennessee Volunteers look to spring the upset against the No. 1 ranked Georgia Bulldogs when they meet in an SEC on CBS showdown on Saturday. The Volunteers (5-4, 3-3) are looking for their first win over Georgia since Oct. 1, 2016, when Jauan Jennings hauled in a 43-yard Hail Mary pass from Joshua Dobbs as time expired to give Tennessee a 34-31 win in Athens, Ga. The Bulldogs (9-0, 7-0) have won four in a row in the series. Georgia opponents have scored just 59 points in 2021, the fewest since 1971 when the Bulldogs allowed 53 through nine games.
The game from Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn., is slated to kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET. Georgia is allowing 6.56 points per game this year, best in the nation, while Tennessee surrenders 28.22, 80th-best. The Bulldogs are favored by 19.5 points in the latest Georgia vs. Tennessee odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 55.5. Before making any Tennessee vs. Georgia picks, be sure to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Georgia vs. Tennessee and just revealed its CFB Week 11 picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several college football odds and betting lines for Tennessee vs. Georgia:
- Georgia vs. Tennessee spread: Georgia -19.5
- Georgia vs. Tennessee over-under: 55.5 points
- Georgia vs. Tennessee money line: Georgia -1400, Tennessee +800
- UGA: The Bulldogs are 20-6 against the spread in their last 26 games as road favorites
- TEN: The Volunteers are 11-23 ATS in their last 34 home games
Why Georgia can cover
The Bulldogs lead the nation in scoring defense, giving up just 6.6 points per game. They have trailed just twice this season and the defense has allowed just five touchdowns, while scoring three. Senior linebacker Channing Tindall leads Georgia with 45 tackles, including 21 solo, with one sack for four yards. He has registered at least three tackles in every game, including a season-high seven in three games.
Offensively, freshman tight end Brock Bowers has made a big first impression and leads the team in receptions with 28 for 493 yards (17.6 average) and six touchdowns. He has had three games with two TDs. In a game against UAB on Sept. 11, Bowers caught three passes for a season-high 107 yards and two touchdowns. He also had five catches for 101 yards (20.2 average) and two TDs against Kentucky on Oct. 16.
Why Tennessee can cover
The Volunteers have a number of explosive options at wide receiver, including redshirt senior Velus Jones Jr. and junior Cedric Tillman. Jones has 36 receptions for 553 yards (15.4 average) and five touchdowns this season. He ranks fifth in the SEC in all-purpose yards per game (113.9) and second in kickoff return average (23.93). He notched his second 100-yard output of the season last week against No. 18 Kentucky, including a 72-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter. He added 31 kick return yards.
Tillman has 36 receptions for 525 yards (14.6 average) and five TDs. Tillman has seen action in 34 games, while making 11 career starts. Last week at Kentucky, Tillman had six receptions for 79 yards, including a six-yard TD in the fourth quarter to put the Volunteers ahead by 10 points. He hauled in a career-high seven receptions and 152 receiving yards at No. 4 Alabama on Oct. 23, including a career-long 70-yard TD reception in the fourth quarter.
How to make Tennessee vs. Georgia picks
SportsLine's model is leaning under on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 47 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Georgia vs. Tennessee? And which side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on Saturday, all from the model that has crushed its college football picks, and find out.