Okay MyBookie college football betting nation…the fifth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs will be looking to avoid consecutive losses when they hit the road to take on the Kentucky Wildcats in their Week 9 SEC showdown on Saturday. The Bulldogs will look to keep their now, damaged College Football Playoff hopes alive while Kentucky looks to pull off the statement-making upset. Now, let’s find out where the best college football betting value lies in this Week 9 affair so you can make your bets against their NCAAF odds.
No. 5 Georgia Looks To Rebound Against SEC Rival Kentucky
Georgia (3-1) at Kentucky (2-3)
- When: Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 at 12:00 PM ET
- Where: Kroger Field
- TV: SECN
Why Bet On No. 5 Georgia at -17
Georgia saw its national championship hopes take a big hit by losing to SEC rival Alabama 41-24 two weeks ago on Oct. 17. The bad news is that, after hitting the break up -20 against the Crimson Tide, the Bulldogs were shut out in the second half. Quarterback Stetson Bennett passed for 269 yards with two touchdowns, but into three Alabama harassed the sophomore signal-caller into three costly interceptions to get the win.
“The goal is, ‘get better,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said this week. “You go back to the drawing board and work your tail off… We’re trying to say we are going to out-fundamental you.”
Despite losing to the second-ranked Tide, Georgia only fell three spots in the national rankings. The good news is that the Bulldogs have won a whopping 10 straight over Kentucky.
“You’re going to win some and lose some, it’s part of the game,” defensive back Lewis Cine said. “We will play to our standards and not allow certain plays to go by and capitalize on opportunities.”
Georgia ranks 40th in total offense, 35th in passing, 52nd in rushing and 41st in scoring (33.0 ppg). Defensively, the Bulldogs rank 20th overall, 70th against the pass, a stellar fourth against the run and 19th in points allowed (19.5 ppg).
Why Bet On Kentucky at +17
The Wildcats had their modest two-game winning streak snapped in its humbling 20-10 road loss against Missouri on Saturday as quarterback Terry Wilson was limited to 35 passing yards while backup Joey Gatewood passed for just 12 yards. The Wildcats managed just 145 yards of offense while allowing 220 rushing yards in the loss.
“We’ll never be at the point where we’re going to panic,” Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said this week. “Are we happy with the way we played? I think you understand that we’re not. But nobody wants to throw away everything we’ve done and start over… Whether you win or lose, we’re trying to get better. It’s frustrating when you take a step back. We have to have the team prepared to play.”
Kentucky ranks 86th in total offense, 92nd in passing, 34th in rushing and a modest 70th in scoring (24.4 ppg). Defensively, the Wildcats rank an impressive 31st overall, 45th against the pass, 39th against the run and a stunning 20th in points allowed (20.0 ppg).
Expert Analysis and Prediction
Okay MyBookie college football betting faithful….there’s no sense in beating around the bush with my pick on this Week 9 SEC pairing. Kentucky will not pull off the upset against a Georgia team that clearly has the most elite talent in this pairing. Not only has Georgia won each of the last 10 meetings, but the Bulldogs have outscored the Wildcats 90-30 over the last three meetings, including a 21-0 shutout win last season.
Not only that, but Georgia has gone 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings and 4-1 ATS in their last five road dates against the Wildcats. While Kentucky has gone an impressive 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games, Georgia is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up loss. Georgia will be locked-in from the outset in this one – and that’s why the Bulldogs will win and cover the chalk as decisive double-digit road favorites.
Pick: Georgia 35 Kentucky 14
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