[7:30 PM] Georgia @ Kentucky

Who will WIN this matchup?

Georgia Bulldogs (4-4)

@ Kentucky Wildcats (5-3)


Current odds:

Georgia Bulldogs: (-130)

Kentucky Wildcats: (+110)


ESPN simulations have Georgia as 58.4% favorites to win the game.

60% of sports bets are currently on Georgia to win as (-130) favorites.

The line for this game Georgia by 2.5 points.

Kentucky opens the most important month in the program’s recent history Saturday by hosting Georgia, and the Wildcats have an opportunity to make November very meaningful. A victory against the Bulldogs would make Kentucky bowl eligible for the first time since 2010, clinch a winning record in SEC play for the first time since 1977, and keep the Wildcats within striking distance of Florida in the race for the SEC East title.

The Bulldogs’ high hopes entering the season rested on a stable of running backs, but in the past two games (losses to Vanderbilt and Florida), Nick Chubb has gained just 60 yards on 25 carries while Sony Michel has totaled 30 yards on 16 carries. Freshman quarterback Jacob Eason has shown flashes of brilliance at times, but completed only 15-of-33 attempts for 143 yards last week. Defensive back Dominick Sanders intercepted his 11th career pass against the Gators, but Georgia ranks last in the SEC in red zone defense, allowing 19 touchdowns and five field goals.

The Wildcats’ rushing attack, featuring Stanley Williams, Jojo Kemp and Benny Snell Jr., averages 219.5 yards per game (fifth in the SEC; 30th nationally) and 299 yards per contest during Kentucky’s current three-game winning streak. Snell rushed for 192 yards and two touchdowns last week as the Wildcats pounded Missouri for 377 yards rushing – the school’s highest total against a SEC opponent since 1953. Kentucky’s defense, which allowed 43.7 points per game through the first three weeks, has limited opponents to 23.2 points per game in the last six contests.

Georgia DL DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle (high ankle sprain) is questionable for Saturday, while WR Riley Ridley (sprained ankle) is expected to play.

Kentucky has won 31 games in a row when leading after three quarters, dating back to 2008.

The Bulldogs own a six-game winning streak against the Wildcats and lead the all-time series 55-12-2.


StreakSmarts Pick: Kentucky Wildcats 

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick