Tennessee Vs Georgia Spread & ATS PickNoah Williams
When the 11th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers visit the 25th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs in their Week 5 conference clash, you’re going to have a great chance to strike pay dirt with a winning college football wager.
The college football Week 5 spread favors Tennessee by a field-goal to beat Georgia. Now, let’s find out why this SEC showdown is offering so much value.
Tennessee Vs Georgia Spread & ATS Pick
What: No. 11 Tennessee Volunteers (4-0) at No. 25 Georgia Buldogs (3-1)
When: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM ET
Where: Athens, GA
Stadium: Sanford Stadium
Spread: Tennessee -3
Moneyline: Tennessee -165 vs Georgia +145
Game Total: 53
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Tennessee vs Georgia
The Vols looked awful early on but came roaring back from their first half deficit to pound Florida 38-28 in Week 4 to cover the spread as a 5-point home favorite as quarterback Joshua Dobbs accounted for five second half touchdowns to propel the Vols to victory.
Dobbs completed 16 of 32 passes for 319 yards and four touchdowns while overcoming two interceptions and rushing for an additional 80 yards and one score on 17 carries.
Wide receiver Jauan Jennings caught three passes for 11 yards and one touchdown while fellow wideout Josh Malone caught four passes for 91 yards and another score.
Tennessee is ranked 56th in the nation in scoring (32.8 ppg) and Dobbs has completed 57 percent of his passes with 10 touchdowns and five interceptions.
Defensively, the Volunteers are ranked a solid 37th nationally in points allowed (21.0 ppg) as they hit the road for the first time this season.
Tennessee has gone 5-2 ATS in its last seven games and the total has gone Over in four of Tennessee’s last six games.
The Bulldogs got smacked like a bunch of overmatched high schoolers in their humbling 45-14 Week 4 loss to Ole Miss while never coming close to covering the spread as 7-point underdogs.
Quarterback Jacob Eason was limited to 16 of 36 passing for 137 yards but failed to throw a TD pass while tossing one interception. Gifted running back Nick Chubb was held to 57 rushing yards on 12 carries and the Bulldogs allowed Ole Miss signal—caller Chad Kelly to toss two touchdowns in the loss.
Georgia is averaging a modest 25.2 points per game (94th) while also ranking an uninspiring 84th in points allowed (30.0 ppg). For the season, Eason has completed 52 percent of his passes with five touchdowns and three interceptions while Chubb has rushed for a team-high 422 yards and three scores.
Georgia has gone 1-5 ATS in its last six home games while the total has gone Under in 10 of Georgia’s last 11 games.
How To Bet Tennessee Vs Georgia
Georgia might be playing at home and they might be getting points as home dogs, but I don’t see any way they can win this game of cover the spread against a Tennessee team that is basically better than they are in all three phases of the game.
Tennessee has the big edge at quarterback, head coach and defense and that should be more than enough to help the Vols get the SU win and narrow ATS cover.
Now, I know the Volunteers aren’t elite title contenders, but they can put points on the board in a hurry while Georgia’s offense reminds me of slow drying paint.
The Bulldogs are 2-6 ATS in their last eight home games and an identical 2-6 ATS in their last eight SEC games.
Conversely, Tennessee is 6-0 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record, 6-1 ATS in their last seven SEC games and a near-perfect 5-1 ATS in their last six road games against Georgia.
I’m going with the Vols to win and cover!