Georgia Bulldogs (6-2) at Kentucky Wildcats (5-4)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 8, 2014, 12:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats +10 -- Over/Under: 59
The Kentucky Wildcats and the Georgia Bulldogs face off on Saturday in Lexington in a SEC college football matchup.
The Kentucky Wildcats are having a year they can build on for the future but they have lost their last three games. Kentucky has two SEC wins but they are 2-4 overall in the conference. The UK offense is averaging 29.2 points and 407.8 yards per game and they are led by QB Patrick Towles who has completed 59.1 percent of his passes with 13 touchdowns and five interceptions. Jojo Kemp has rushed for 313 yards and four touchdowns and Braylon Heard has rushed for 299 yards and three touchdowns while Ryan Timmons is the Cats leading receiver with 40 receptions and two touchdowns. The Kentucky defense allows 24.2 points and 371.2 yards per game and they have created 18 turnovers. Josh Forrest has 75 tackles and two interceptions, Za’Darius Smith has 51 tackles, and Alvin Dupree has 50 tackles including 5.5 sacks. Kentucky still needs a win to become bowl eligible.
The Georgia Bulldogs appeared to be headed towards the SEC Championship game with a chance of getting into the College Football Playoff but they were absolutely whipped by Florida last Saturday in Jacksonville. Georgia will look to rebound in this one but they were beaten in every facet of the game by the Gators. For the season the Georgia offense is averaging 40.5 points and 440 yards per game and hey are led by QB Hutson Mason who has completed 67.6 percent of his passes with 11 touchdowns and three interceptions. With Todd Gurley still not reinstated Nick Chubb continues to be the number one option in the Bulldogs rushing attack and he has 725 yards and six touchdowns and 13 receptions with two more touchdowns. Michael Bennett is Georgia’s leading receiver with 28 catches and four touchdowns and Chris Conley has 22 catches and three touchdowns. The Dawgs defense allows 22.2 points and 336.1 yards per game and they have created 18 turnovers but they had no answers last week. Amarlo Herrera has 68 tackles including three sacks, Ramik Wilson has 60 tackles, and Leonard Floyd has five sacks. Georgia will need to put last week in the rearview mirror.
Kentucky is 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games, 5-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-5 against the spread following a loss. Georgia is 2-7-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 3-9-1 against the spread in their last 13 SEC games, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five games on grass.
The total is at 59 and that looks to be no problem here so my free pick is the over. I also Believe Georgia covers the spread here.