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Georgia Bulldogs at Kentucky Wildcats Betting Preview

Saturday afternoon features an SEC East battle between the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs (10-0) and the Kentucky Wildcats (6-4). The Wildcats will host this one at Kroger Field, with kickoff scheduled for 3:30 pm ET.

Georgia comes into this one off of a 45-19 win over Mississippi State in their last contest. In the win, Stetson Bennett threw for 289 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions. Ladd McConkey led the team in both rushing yards (70 yards on one carry) and receiving yards (71 yards).

Kentucky has lost two of its last three games, including a 24-21 home loss to Vanderbilt last weekend. In the loss, Will Lewis threw for just 109 yards and an interception. The most damage was done by running back Chris Rodriguez, who had 162 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

The Bulldogs are overwhelming favorites on Saturday. They are -2500 to win, while the Wildcats’ moneyline sits at +1100. The spread features Kentucky +22.5 (-110), and the over/under for total points is 49.5.

Georgia Dominating On Both Sides Of The Ball

There is a reason why Georgia is the top-ranked team in the nation. They dominate on both sides of the ball and have very few holes as the favorites to win the National Championship (-125) this season.

Defensively, the Bulldogs rank second in the nation in scoring defense, allowing just 12.9 points per game to opponents (14.2 on the road). They are especially tough against the run, ranking fifth overall and allowing just 89.6 yards per game.

On offense, they are almost equally as dominant as they rank fourth in scoring, averaging 41.4 points per game.

The offense is led by quarterback Stetson Bennett. The senior has thrown for 2,895 yards, 14 touchdowns, and five interceptions this season. He has also rushed for 144 yards and another seven scores this year.

Bennett’s favorite targets have been tight end Brock Bowers (615 yards, 4 TD) and wide receiver Ladd McConkey (578 yards, 4 TD).

Wildcats Look For Major Upset At Home

At 6-4 overall and 3-4 in the conference, the Kentucky Wildcats sit in fourth in the SEC East. While they won’t catch Georgia in the rankings, they will hope to pull off a stunner at Kroger Field, where they are 4-2 this season.

Under center for the Wildcats is Will Levis. This season, he has thrown for 2,012 yards, 16 touchdowns, and nine interceptions. He has also been sacked a whopping 34 times this year.

The biggest threat in Kentucky’s offense is senior running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. He has rushed 134 times for 733 yards (5.5 yards per carry) and six touchdowns.

Still, Kentucky’s offense has struggled this season as they rank just 92nd in scoring offense, averaging 22.4 points per game (26 at home). On the defensive side, the Wildcats rank 32nd in scoring defense, allowing just 22.2 points per game to opponents.

Take Georgia To Win And Cover

Despite playing at home, this is going to be a grueling contest for Kentucky. While Georgia did not overly impress last week, they have still been relatively dominant as of late, winning their last five matchups by at least 14 points.

Looking at the numbers, Georgia is undefeated not only in their last ten games overall but in their last ten games against Kentucky. They are 6-3 against the spread in their last nine matchups with the Wildcats.

For Kentucky, not only are they 0-7 in their last seven home games versus Georgia, but they are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven against SEC East teams.

Twentytwo and a half-point spread is a lot to cover, but expect Georgia to do exactly that. Take the Bulldogs -22.5 (-110).

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