The No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs (10-0) travel to Lexington, KY., to take on the Kentucky Wildcats (6-4) on Saturday afternoon.
UGA continues to roll after a 45-19 win at Mississippi State,
while the Wildcats look to make an upset after a tough 24-21 loss versus Vanderbilt in Week 11.
The game is set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS. Georgia is a -22.5 point favorite, per BetMGM.
The over/under is set at 49.
Here’s how Kentucky could cover against the Bulldogs:
5. Bounce back game 4. Defense at home 3. Tempo 2. Turnover opportunities 1. Too many points?
1. Too many points? While Georgia did a good job of avoiding the letdown game last week at Mississippi State, they also secured the SEC East,
which means the Bulldogs will be in the SEC Championship with a loss this week.
We’ve seen the Bulldogs stumble against lesser opponents this season and failing to cover large point spreads.
Kent State and Missouri both covered the spread versus UGA.
22.5 points is a tall task in the SEC no matter how you swing it.
2. Turnover opportunities First I should note that Georgia does have a better turnover margin than Kentucky, however, the Bulldogs have turned the ball over seven times in their last three games.
The Bulldogs currently have a -2 turnover margin, compared to Kentucky’s -4 margin.
The point is that Kentucky may have opportunities to take advantage of UGA mistakes and if they can capitalize,
the Wildcats could make this much closer than the Bulldogs would like.