When you sign-up through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more >
Week 12 gives us some ranked SEC football, and we’re all here for it. The Bulldogs obliterated Ole Miss last week, defeating them 52-17, while Tennessee got dismantled against the Missouri Tigers, putting up just seven points.
Here, the Volunteers are 10.5 point home underdogs.
This season, the volunteers averaged 32 points and allowed 20.2 points per game, while Georgia scored 40.6 and allowed 15.6 points per game. They’re both fairly on par with turnovers and turnovers forced, too.
When you look at the quarterback play, you have a fairly even battle.
Georgia quarterback Carson Beck has 3,027 passing yards, 18 touchdowns, five interceptions, and three rushing touchdowns. In comparison, Tennessee’s Joe Milton has 2,284 passing yards, 16 touchdowns, and five interceptions but also adds 301 rushing yards and five rushing scores.
Brock Bowers is back in the lineup for Georgia, which is a massive boost to their offense. This comes as wide receiver Ladd McConkey is also getting back on track.
With the rushing attack, Tennessee has a two-headed backfield with Jaylen Wright and Dyland Sampson. Together, they combined for well over 1,200 yards and ten touchdowns, and each player averages at least 5.7 yards per carry.
The Georgia defense allows 105.2 rushing yards per game, the 16th in the nation.
Georgia will have their hands full with this rushing offense.
Getting that hook at 10.5 is crucial here. The Volunteers have an offense that functions well with a balanced approach. This season, it’s 50/50 for them in terms of passing and rushing plays. Their EPA per pass and run play are far lower than Georgia’s.
Still, we can’t sleep on the Tennessee defense. They allow 116.9 rushing yards (24th) and 223.9 passing yards (49th) per game.
At home here, look for Tennessee to run the ball plenty to wear out Georgia and keep them off the field.
Georgia ultimately wins this one, but we could see something similar to Georgia and Missouri. This game ends with a winning margin of single digits.
Georgia wins this one, 30-20.
While both teams have offenses that can score, this one is set up for a bit more of a defensive battle and clock-eating game.
Tennessee will want to hang in and to do so; they need to run with Milton, Wright, and Sampson.
For Georgia, they’re still going up against a defense that’s not exactly easy to blast through.
This will finish with a total closer to 50 than 60.
Getting the “+” line value here, we’ll lean under Tennessee’s points at 22.5. They’re facing one of the best defenses in the league here. They are a team that will want to run here against a Georgia team that can erupt for any number of points, considering their season average.
So, with a rushing approach and a tough defense, Tennessee will stay under this number while their defense also keeps Georgia in check.
Take a look at the top sportsbook promos and grab a bonus when you bet on Georgia vs. Tennessee
DraftKings Sportsbook - Bet $5, Get $150 + Bonus SGPs
BetMGMSportsbook - Get up to $1,500 in Bonus Bets
Caesars Sportsbook - Get up to $1,000 Bonus Bet
FanDuel Sportsbook - Bet $5 on a money line, get $150 in Bonus Bets
Game: Georgia vs. Tennessee
When: 3:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, Nov. 18
After graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Journalism, Richard Janvrin has been covering iGaming and sports betting since December 2018. Richard has covered betting at Bleacher Report, Gambling.com, The Game Day, Forbes, and more.More info on Richard Janvrin
© Rebel Penguin ApS 2023 (a subsidiary of Gaming Innovation Group Inc.)
We support responsible gambling. 21+ Only. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler.
WSN.com is run by iGaming Cloud Inc (a Gaming Innovation Group Subsidiary) and is registered with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) under affiliate vendor ID 89744, with the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) under certificate of registration number SWR-000148, approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board as a gaming service provider, under certificate registration number 117656-1, possesses a Vendor Minor sports betting license from the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission (account number 94414163), granted a vendor registration number VR007603-20-001 by the Michigan Gaming Control Board, an interim Sports Wagering Supplier license, under license number SWS 066, issued by the West Virginia Lottery Commission, a sports betting vendor registration, under registration number #100400, issued by the Director of Gaming Licensing and Investigations of the Virginia Lottery to operate in the State of Virginia, and a Vendor Registration issued by the Sports Wagering Committee of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation.
Advertising disclosure: WSN contains links to online retailers on its website. When people click on our affiliate links and make purchases, WSN earns a commission from our partners, including ESPN and various sportsbooks.