NCAAF Football Point Spread: Georgia -13 O/U 61.5
Saturday September 29, 2012 3:30 PM EST CBS
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Tennessee won their last game after suffering their first loss to Florida and they have a tall task in this game facing Georgia on the road. The Volunteers must keep the Bulldogs from having a huge rushing day, but that will not be easy since Tennessee ranks 2nd to the last in the SEC in run defense while Georgia leads the SEC in averaging 6 yards per carry.
Tennessee lost to Georgia last season and they have not beaten the Bulldogs since the 2009 season.
Last Saturday Georgia beat Vanderbilt 48-3 and Tennessee beat Akron 47-26.
On the season Georgia is 2-2 ATS and they have an Over/Under record of 4-0 and Tennessee is 1-3 ATS and they have an Over/Under record of 2-2.
QB Tyler Bray has gotten some Heisman hype this season and he leads Tennessee and their 8th ranked passing offense. WR’s Justin Hunter and Cordarrelle Patterson are averaging over 13 yards per reception and the Georgia pass defense ranks a decent 43rd in the nation.
Volunteers RB Rajion Neal rushed for over 150 yards in the win over Akron, but when he faced a good run defense of Florida he struggled. Georgia ranks 49th in the nation in run defense.
Georgia All-America safety Bacarri Rambo and starting LB Alec Ogletree are under suspension and are both questionable for this SEC match up.
The Georgia offense ranks 9th in the nation in points per game and they are led by QB Andy Murray, who has passed for 1,092 yards with 10 TD and only 2 INT. His main target is WR Tavarres King, who has 3 TD and is averaging a solid 19.2 yards per reception. The Volunteers had 3 INT last week in the win over Akron, but overall they are in the middle of the pack (66th in the nation) in pass defense.
The Tennessee run defense only ranks 74th in the nation and Georgia RB Todd Gurley has rushed for at least 110 yards in his last 2 games. On top of that he is averaging a stellar 9.2 yards per carry. The Volunteers only loss was to Florida and in that game they gave up 336 yards on the ground. If they play weak run defense like that again they will suffer their 2nd loss of the season.
Georgia has won 9 straight home games against Tennessee.
Georgia vs. Tennessee Betting Trends
Tennessee is only 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, they are only 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall, and in their last 6 games the posted total has gone Over.
Georgia has failed to cover the spread in 5 of their last 6 home games and in their last 5 home games the posted total has gone Over every time.