Here is everything you need to know about the Georgia-Kentucky betting odds: In the year of our lord, 2021, the game that will decide who sits all alone in first place in the SEC will be decided by Georgia and Kentucky.
And Georgia is a 22.5-point favorite! In a game where the total is 44.5 points!
Kentucky, the No. 11 team in college football, is sitting pretty with an implied total of 11 points!
Bet Rivers is projecting the game to finished Georgia 33.5, Kentucky 11!
I cannot get over how bonkers that is!
And here’s the craziest part of it all: I do not think that I am going to be able to bring myself to back Kentucky in this spot. That’s how good this Georgia team is. That’s how much of a juggernaut they have turned into. And the biggest reason for it is because I truly believe this is the best defense in college football, and there really is not much of a conversation to be had about it.
So what do we make of this insane line?
Longtime college sports writer Rob Dauster, the co-founder of The Field of 68 and The Field of 12 Network is here to break down the tantalizing matchup and analyze the Georgia-Kentucky betting odds for Week 7 of the college football season.
Until then, as a NCAA fan, you can check NFL betting odds and get ready to place a bet at BetRivers.
GEORGIA-KENTUCKY BETTING ODDS:
#11 KENTUCKY (6-0) at #1 GEORGIA (6-0)
GAME: 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
MONEYLINE: Georgia (-2500), Kentucky (+1100)
SPREAD: Georgia (-22.5)
Kentucky has been fun.
Will Levis is doing some things, their running backs have surprised people and Wan’Dale Robinson is electric.
THEY. ARE. NOT. GEORGIA.
Look, the Bulldogs are a monster right now. They’ve had major quarterback concerns over the course of the last three weeks, and it hasn’t mattered at all. Their running backs are extremely talented, and their offensive line has been so good at opening up holes that I’m convinced that I would look extremely talented in that backfield.
JT Daniels is questionable again, but does that even matter? Stetson Bennett has played well enough, and he may just be a game-manager, but does that matter, either? No, I don’t think it does, and this is why: Kentucky is not going to be able to create long, sustained drives against this Georgia defense. The Bulldogs have finally climbed to No. 1 in the country, they’ve allowed just three offensive touchdowns all season long, and none of them have come in the first half. They are allowing less than one trip into the Red Zone per opponent this season.
You need big plays and big playmakers to be able to beat this Georgia defense. You need chunk yardage. You need, as our Christian Hackenberg puts it, “explosives.” Kentucky ranks 11th in the SEC in plays over ten yards. They just don’t have the team build to do what needs to be done ot beat Georgia.
I know the line has come down in this game, but I think that has everything to do with the fact that the total is absurd for a game where the spread is more than three touchdowns. I love Georgia here. I think they cover by halftime.