Tennessee vs. Georgia - 10/5/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Georgia Bulldogs (4-0) at Tennessee Volunteers (1-3)
College Football: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Neyland Stadium)
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers +25.5 -- Over/Under: 52.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Georgia Bulldogs and the Tennessee Volunteers meet in a week 6 SEC conference college football matchup from Neyland Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Georgia Bulldogs will look to remain unbeaten after improving to 4-0 on the year after knocking off Notre Dame by a final score of 23-17 in their last outing. Jake Fromm has thrown for 788 yards and 6 touchdowns on 75.6% passing while D’Andre Swift leads Georgia in rushing with 388 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns. Brian Herrien also has 163 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns while Zamir White has 141 rushing yards and Kenny McIntosh has 128 rushing yards as well. Dominick Blaylock leads Georgia in receiving with 179 receiving yards while George Pickens and Lawrence Cager each have 100+ receiving yards this season. Defensively, Monty Rice leads Georgia with 22 total tackles as 4 different Bulldogs have 1.5 sacks this season. As a team, Georgia is averaging 509.2 yards of total offense and 42.8 points per game while allowing 262.5 yards of total defense and 10 points per game against this season.
The Tennessee Volunteers have had a week to stew on their 34-3 loss to Florida in their last outing, dropping the Vols to 1-3 on the year. Jarrett Guarantano has thrown for 736 yards, 7 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on 64.5% passing while Ty Chandler leads Tennessee in rushing with 282 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns. Eric Gray also had 165 rushing yards for Tennessee this year. Jauan Jennings leads the Volunteers with 19 receptions for 281 yards and 4 TDs while Marquez Callaway has 154 receiving yards and 2 TDs and Josh Palmer has 115 receiving yards this season. Defensively, Henry To’o To’o leads the Vols with 25 total tackles while Theo Jackson is right behind in 2nd with 24 total tackles including a team-high 12 solo tackles. As a team, Tennessee is averaging 355.2 yards of total offense and 26 points per game while allowing 339.8 yards of total defense and 25.2 points per game against this season.
Georgia is 20-7 ATS in their last 27 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 conference games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record. Tennessee is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 4-14 ATS in their last 18 home games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 conference games. The underdog is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
Getting this many points at home with Tennessee is tempting in a conference matchup as they’ve either won or lost by less than 8 in all of their home games this season. However, those points would be tempting if it wasn’t Georgia on the other side. Those two losses came to BYU and Georgia State, a pair of teams not on the level below Georgia right now and the Bulldogs have beaten up on everyone that’s not Notre Dame, winning their other three games this season by at least 24 points. I don’t think that Tennessee will be able to keep this one close, so I’ll lay the points with Georgia in what I see ending up as a rout.