Georgia Bulldogs (7-1) at Kentucky Wildcats (7-1)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 3, 2018, 3:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats +10 -- Over/Under:
The Georgia Bulldogs and the Kentucky Wildcats meet in a week 10 SEC college football matchup from Kroger Field on Saturday afternoon.
The Georgia Bulldogs will look for a big road win to stay in the driver’s seat of the SEC East division after a 36-17 win over Florida in their last outing. Jake Fromm has thrown for 1,649 yards, 16 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on 67.4% passing while Elijah Holyfield and D’Andre Swift have combined to rush for 1,025 yards and 9 touchdowns this season. Riley Ridley leads the Dawgs with 27 catches for 374 yards and 5 touchdowns while Mecole Hardman is right behind with 26 grabs for 368 yards and 4 touchdowns. As a team, Georgia is averaging 457.8 yards of total offense and 38.6 points per game this season.
The Kentucky Wildcats will look for another big win at home after back-to-back wins, including a 15-14 buzzer-beating win over Missouri in their last outing. Terry Wilson has thrown for 988 yards, 5 touchdowns and 6 interceptions while also rushing for 406 yards and 3 scores. Benny Snell Jr. leads Kentucky with 960 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns while Lynn Bowden Jr. leads the Wildcats’ receiving corps with 43 catches for 457 yards and 3 TDs. As a team, Kentucky is averaging 365.4 yards of total offense and 25.6 points per game while getting it done defensively as well, sitting 2nd in the country in scoring defense, allowing just 13 points per game this season.
Georgia is 11-3 ATS in their last 14 road games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 road games against a team with a winning home record. Kentucky is 8-21 ATS in their last 29 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 conference games. Georgia is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
This line caught me off guard at first, as I’m not the kind of guy to lay double digits on the road in a battle of ranked teams with a spot in the conference championship game hanging in the balance. However, Georgia has had the upper hand ATS in this matchup, and while this is the best the Wildcats have been in any of those matchups, the defense can only do so much. The offense has been held around two touchdowns for Kentucky over the last three weeks, and Georgia is the type of team that can put up those points in their sleep. So while I’m not a fan of the line, I see Georgia winning this game by two touchdowns so I’ll lay the points with the Bulldogs in this spot.