Tennessee at Georgia Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 9/25/2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Sanford Stadium in Athens
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The schedule doesn't get any easier for Tennessee (2-1) who follows a 34-10 loss to #4 Oklahoma last game in Norman with a visit to Sanford Stadium to meet #12 Georgia and the nation's 4th ranked scoring offense. The Bulldogs on the other hand want to make it five straight wins against the Volunteers as they make their way through a soft SEC schedule before a November 15th meeting with Auburn.
It's hard to gauge the prowess of the 2-1 Volunteer team, mostly because their season opening wins came against Utah State and Arkansas State. Few people gave UT any chance last week against Oklahoma and the Sooners soundly rolled up 454 yards en route to an easy victory. 3 turnovers doomed Tennessee and QB Justin Worley has been shaky, throwing 3TD to 3 INT the last two games. The Senior QB now has to face a Georgia team giving up only 214 yards through the air. Tennessee is likely to see little help in the running game as they boast the nation's 98th ranked attack going up a Bulldog unit allowing only just a little over 100 yards per game.
Georgia on the other hand has no problems running the ball, something made easier by arguably the best back in the nation in Todd Gurley. The junior is averaging an insane 9.8 YPC in racking up 402 yards on 41 carries in 2014. The back is rested and fresh after carrying the ball only 6 times last week in a 66-0 blowout win over Troy. Tennessee has been efficient against the run allowing only 129 YPG but they haven't faced runners anywhere near as explosive as the Georgia backfield.
Oddsmakers aren't expecting much of a game favoring Georgia by more than 2 TD but Tennessee has played them tough in recent years. Last year's matchup was decided in overtime in a 34-31 win and the two prior games were one score affairs, a 51-44 Bulldog win in 2012 and a 20-12 Georgia victory the year before.
Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
Tennessee Volunteers are 1-2-0 Against the Spread
Tennessee Volunteers are 0-3-0 against the Over/Under
Georgia Bulldogs Betting Trends
Georgia Bulldogs are 2-1-0 Against the Spread
Georgia Bulldogs are 3-0-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
09/21/14 WR Von Pearson Ankle expected to miss Saturday vs. Georgia
09/02/14 OT Jacob Gilliam Knee out for season
08/07/14 WR Cody Blanc Achilles out for season
09/21/14 WR Jonathon Rumph Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Tennessee U
09/21/14 WR Justin Scott-Wesley Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Tennessee U
09/21/14 RB Keith Marshall Leg doubtful Saturday vs. Tennessee U
09/21/14 WR Malcolm Mitchell Knee "?" Saturday vs. Tennessee U
09/21/14 DB Shattle Fenteng Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Tennessee U
09/17/14 Backup RB A.J. Turman Foot out indefinitely
09/15/14 DL Davin Bellamy Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Troy
08/14/14 FB Merritt Hall Concussion out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Georgia
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