Georgia Bulldogs vs Tennessee Volunteers Prediction, 11/18/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
Location: Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Volunteers (+7)
The Georgia Bulldogs (10-0) are en route to Neyland Stadium on Saturday, November 18, 2023 where they will take on the Tennessee Volunteers (7-3). Georgia opens as 7-point favorites. The total has been set at 58.5.
The Georgia Bulldogs step onto the field holding a record of 10-0 for this season. In their last matchup, the Bulldogs played the Ole Miss Rebels and earned the victory with a final of 52-17. Carson Beck connected on 18/25 with 306 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 193.2 and walked away from the game with 1 interception. Kendall Milton led the offense in rushing for the Bulldogs with 9 carries for 127 yds (14.1 yds per carry). At the end of the game, they had 61 plays which gave them a total of 611 yds. The Georgia Bulldogs ran the ball 35 different times and accumulated 300 yds, which earned them an average of 8.6 yds per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Bulldogs gave up 179 yards on 45 attempts, which is 4.0 yds per run surrendered. Georgia surrendered 14 completions on 24 attempts for a total of 173 yds, and a completion rate of 58.3%.
The Bulldogs have earned 5,048 total yards for this campaign. In terms of notching touchdowns, Georgia has earned 20 passing touchdowns and 28 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the football 10 times. Georgia has accrued 257 1st downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 44 infractions for 420 yds. As a team they're averaging 180.9 yards in the run game which is 39th in the country. Concerning putting points on the board, the Georgia Bulldogs hold an average of 40.6 points per game.
The Bulldogs rank 6th in college football when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 15.6 PPG. They are giving up an average of 3.8 yards per running attempt and 107.9 rushing yards per game for the campaign. Overall, they have given up 1,079 rushing yards through 10 games. When it comes to passing yardage, the Bulldogs are giving up 1,813 yards which has them sitting in 15th in the nation. They have given up 181.3 yards per contest through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 56.3%. During the season, they have yielded 289.2 yards per outing which puts them 9th in the nation. They have surrendered 11 touchdowns by air and 9 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Volunteers head into this game 7-3 for this year. When they last played, the Volunteers took a loss by a final score of 36-7 when they played the Missouri Tigers. Joe Milton carried the ball 10 times for 36 yards, walking away from the game with 3.6 yards per carry for Tennessee. Joe Milton (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 267 yds on 22/34 through the air while his QB rating was 134.5. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 7.9. Tennessee allowed 51 run attempts for 255 yds (5.0 yards per rush). The Volunteers secondary gave up a completion percentage of 75.0%, surrendering 275 yds on 18 for 24 passing. The Volunteers finished the contest with 350 yds on 57 plays (6.1 yards per play). Tennessee ran the ball for 3.6 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 83 yards on 23 carries.
The Tennessee Volunteers are averaging 454.8 yards/contest, which has them ranked 17th in D-1. The Tennessee offense has accrued 725 yds of penalties on 85 infractions, which is 5th in the nation in terms of giving up free yards. They average 213.3 yards per game on the ground and have run for 2,133 yards for the year. They have thrown 5 interceptions while letting opponents recover 6 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 215 1st downs. Regarding this team's ability to score points, the Volunteers are ranked 37th in D-1 holding an average of 32.0 points per outing. For the year thus far, the Volunteers have earned 2,415 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 241.5 passing yards per outing, ranking them 55th in D-1.
Tennessee has conceded a total of 1,131 yards rushing (113.1 yards per game) as well as 11 touchdowns rushing on the year. They have conceded 9 touchdowns through the air in addition to 227.5 yards per outing, ranking them 70th in college football. They have 4 fumbles and 10 picks this year. The Volunteers defense has taken the field for 683 plays, which ranks 84th in Division 1. The Volunteers are relinquishing 20.2 PPG, which has them 30th in the country. This year, they have conceded 202 total points.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Volunteers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -7
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