Georgia football has gone back-to-back weeks covering the spread against a stout Tennessee team and, most recently, a scrappy Mississippi State team. The Dawgs have shown they can rise to any occasion and find a way to win despite some self-inflicted wounds.
Now the Dawgs hit the road to Lexington to take on the Kentucky Wildcats for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff against their final SEC foe of the regular season. Georgia secured the SEC East title against the Bulldogs last week, but that doesn’t mean the Dawgs will slack off against the Wildcats.
After Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops laid on a late touchdown against the Dawgs in last year’s matchup, Georgia is looking to dominate the Wildcats and send a message.
The Dawgs lead the series 61-12, with Georgia winning the last 12 meetings. Kentucky hasn’t beaten Georgia since 2009; this year isn’t when the Wildcats end their drought.
Georgia Football vs. Kentucky Wildcats odds for Game 11:
The Dawgs come into their final regular season SEC matchup as 22.5-point favorites on FanDuel. The spread line has Georgia and Kentucky at -110. So if you bet $100 on Georgia to cover the spread or think Kentucky covers, you’d win $90.91.
Fan Duel’s money line odds for Georgia are -2500, and for the Wildcats, they are +1100. So throwing down $100 on the Dawgs for the money line would not get you much money, as you’ll win $4. However, if you threw that same bet down on Kentucky, it would result in a $1,100 winning ticket.
The over/under is 49.5 points, with the over at -105 and the under at -115. So if betting on the over/under is more your speed, throwing down $100 on the under would result in you winning around $86.96, and if you throw $100 on the cover, it will earn you about $95.24.
Georgia Football vs. Kentucky Wildcats prediction for Game 11:
Georgia covered the spread against Mississippi State and should do the same against Kentucky. The Wildcats have a struggling offense that hasn’t put together much the last few weeks, while the Dawgs’ offense continues to get stronger.
If I were betting, I would take Georgia to cover the spread. I would take the over because Kentucky hit a nerve last year by scoring that late touchdown, and head coach Kirby Smart will be looking to come back even harder — especially since it’s in Lexington.
Georgia cannot continue to turn the ball over, but if the Dawgs can avoid those silly mistakes, this game will get ugly and fast. Even if the same pattern continues, the Dawgs will not allow much from this Kentucky offense. Georgia knows it wants to finish 12-0 in the regular season, and the first thing will be to take down Kentucky.
The Dawgs should be able to cover this 22.5-point spread because their defense will shut down Will Levis and his offense. Georgia has one of the best rush defenses in the country, and if the Wildcats cannot get that going, it’ll be a long afternoon for them.
Georgia will be focused and determined to get in and out of Lexington with a win and nothing else. This spread may seem big, but it’s something that fans should feel confident in all the way up to around 24-points because the Dawgs will do some damage in Kentucky this weekend.
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