The No. 7 Georgia Bulldogs could get a big boost with a road SEC win as they visit troublesome Tennessee Volunteers. The Bulldogs are 7.5-point favorites and the game total is at 48 points. Kick-off is this Saturday, September 30th at 3:30 PM ET on CBS from the Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Georgia Bulldogs Vs Tennessee Volunteers Betting Analysis
What: No. 7 Georgia Bulldogs (4-0) at Tennessee Volunteers (3-1)
When: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Start Time: 3:30 PM ET
Where: Knoxville, TN
Stadium: Neyland Stadium
Spread: Georgia -7.5
Moneyline: Georgia -300 vs Tennessee +250
Game Total: 48
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Georgia vs Tennessee
Why Bet The Georgia Bulldogs To Beat The Volunteers
Georgia is 4-0 this season while averaging 31.0 points per game powered by 223.3 rushing yards per game. It’s all about the running game for the Bulldogs.
And it’s all about RB Nick Chubb who will be an NFL starter next season. Chubb averages 6.3 rushing yards per carry and has recorded 371 rushing yards this season. He has also scored six touchdowns in 2017 and that’s two shy away from his eight total from a year ago through four games.
This week, Chubb faces a Volunteers defense that allows 242.3 rushing yards per game. This could get ugly.
Georgia doesn’t just rely on Chubb to win games. The Bulldogs defense enters Saturday ranked fourth in total defense in the SEC (269.5 yards per game) and third in scoring defense (11.5).
Why Bet The Tennessee Volunteers To Beat The Bulldogs
Tennessee can match Bulldog rusher Nick Chubb yard per yard. Vols junior rusher John Kelly has been tremendous after four games. He has run for 450 yards and six touchdowns on 81 carries. He leads the SEC with an average of 112.5 rushing yards per game.
"Definitely what I was expecting," Kelly said. "I came out earlier in the season and I said that I was going to be the best running back. That’s all I wanted to prove week by week. I’ve been saying that since camp started. I just wanted to go out and prove it every time. I’m glad with the numbers, but I mean at the same time, we’ve got to get some more W’s."
Last week against UMass Kelly ran for 101 rushing yards on 25 carries, scoring once.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On
- Bulldogs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games.
- Bulldogs are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Volunteers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS loss.
- Volunteers are 8-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Georgia Vs. Tennessee Week 5 Betting Analysis
Georgia will have redemption on its mind Saturday. Tennessee won last season’s meeting on a 43-yard heave into the end zone from Joshua Dobbs.
That 34-31 decision was emblematic of the recent history of the series. The last six games between Tennessee and Georgia have been settled by eight points or less, including three of the last four decided by a field goal.
Bet Georgia to win without covering the 7.5-point spread.