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Georgia vs. Tennessee - 9/29/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Tennessee Volunteers (2-2) at Georgia Bulldogs (4-0)
Date & Time Saturday September 29, 2018, 3:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Georgia Bulldogs -31.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
CBS
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CFB | Tennessee Volunteers (2-2) at Georgia Bulldogs (4-0)
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The Tennessee Volunteers and the Georgia Bulldogs meet up at Sanford Stadium for a week 5 SEC conference college football matchup on Saturday afternoon.

The Tennessee Volunteers will look to rebound after being throttled by a final score of 47-21 at the hands of Florida in their last outing, leaving the Vols at 2-2 heading into this matchup. Jarrett Guarantano has thrown for 658 yards on 46 of 72 passing with 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions this season. Tim Jordan leads the Vols in rushing with 237 yards and 2 touchdowns while Ty Chandler is right behind with 220 yards and Madre London has a team-leading 3 touchdowns on the ground this season. Marquez Callaway leads the Vols in receiving with 15 catches for 232 yards while Josh Palmer has 163 yards and Jauan Jennings has added 119 receiving yards. As a team, Tennessee is averaging 399 yards of total offense per game in addition to 29.5 points per game while the defence is giving up 315.5 yards of total offense and 22.5 points per game this season.

The Georgia Bulldogs will look for another W to stay unbeaten after taking down Missouri by a final score of 43-29 in their last outing. Jake Fromm has thrown for 739 yards and 9 touchdowns with 2 interceptions in completing 50 of his 69 pass attempts this season while Elijah Holyfield and D’Andre Swift each have a pair of rushing scores with Holyfield leading the Bulldogs with 290 rushing yards this season. Mecole Hardman leads Georgia in receiving with 14 catches for 247 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Riley Ridley has 3 receiving TDs and Jeremiah Holloman has 173 receiving yards. As a team, Georgia is averaging 477.5 yards of total offense, including 250.2 rushing yards per game in addition to 44.5 points per game this season while the Bulldogs’ defence has allowed just 292.2 yards of total offense and 13.2 points per game this season, the 7th-lowest scoring average against in the country.

Tennessee is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 conference matchups. Georgia is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a win and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 conference matchups. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.

The underdog’s success ATS in this matchup could make Tennessee worth a look if we get enough points. The problem for me is I’m leaning towards Georgia as the Bulldogs look poised to make another run at the national championship this season. Add in the fact that the status of Tennessee QB Jarrett Guarantano is up in the air and I think Georgia runs over Tennessee in a rout.

Pick:
Georgia -31.5

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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