The Georgia Bulldogs and the Kentucky Wildcats face off on Saturday between the hedges for a SEC college football matchup.
The Georgia Bulldogs looked like they had pulled off an improbable comeback at Auburn but a fluke play and a touchdown followed and the Dawgs wound up losers. The Georgia offense is averaging 35.8 points per game and 483.9 yards. Aaron Murray has completed 63.9 percent of his passes for 22 touchdowns and eight touchdowns and he has rushed for seven touchdowns. Todd Gurley is one of the top running backs in the nation and he averages 6.1 yards per carry and he has seven touchdowns. Chris Conley has 32 catches and four touchdowns and Michael Bennett has 31 catches and three touchdowns. The Georgia defense allows 30.2 points and 386.9 yards per game and they have 28 sacks. Ramik Wilson has 110 tackles and three sacks, Amarlo Herrera has 91 tackles, and Ray Drew has 6.0 sacks. Georgia knew they were going to be challenged on defense coming into the season and it has played out that way.
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It has been a horrible year for Kentucky football, as they simply have no answers week after week. The UK offense has been inept averaging just 21.5 points and 349.2 yards per game. Jalen Whitlow has completed 62 percent of his passes with five touchdowns and five interceptions and he has rushed for 464 yards and six touchdowns. Raymond Sanders has 464 yards rushing and three touchdowns and Jojo Kemp has 455 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Javess Blue has 35 catches and two touchdowns and Ryan Timmons has 28 catches and two touchdowns. The Kentucky defense allows 28.8 points and 410.7 yards and they have just one interception. Avery Williamson has 88 tackles, Alvin Dupree has 53 tackles and 7 sacks, and Za’Darius Smith has 6 sacks. It will be interesting to see how long it take to turn Kentucky around.
Georgia is 0-5-1 against the spread in their last six SEC games, 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four home games, and 0-7-1 against the spread in their last eight games. Kentucky is 6-14 against the spread in their last 20 games, 4-14 against the spread in their last 18 road games, and 3-11 against the spread in their last 14 SEC games. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
While Georgia’s offense has the potential to drill Kentucky here it seems the Dawgs are seldom able to do that and this is too many points.
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