Georgia will look to avoid an emotional letdown this weekend as it faces a middling Tennessee squad at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville. Saturday's showdown between the SEC east rivals is scheduled to kickoff at 3:30pm ET on CBS. SEC Football Odds from offshore bookmaker 5Dimes are favoring the visiting Bulldogs at -10.5 against the spread and -425 on the money line ($425 wins $100). The total in this weekend's meeting between the Bulldogs and Volunteers is set at 63.5 points.
Georgia's season opening loss at Clemson had the potential to derail the team's BCS aspirations, but it has successfully repaired the damage done by the Tigers, at least to this point, by reeling off three straight wins.
More importantly, two of those three wins came against conference rivals and ranked foes as the Bulldogs took out both South Carolina and LSU.
Georgia's offense has been the driving force behind its bounce back as Aaron Murray and company averaged 43.3 points in dispatching the Gamecocks, Mean Green, and Tigers. Murray has been nearly flawless since the Clemson game, throwing for 1015 yards (68.7 completion percentage), 11 touchdowns, and just two interceptions.
The senior field general should have little difficulty maintaining those numbers against the Volunteers soft defense. Tennessee, which rebounded from back to back road losses (Oregon and Florida) with a 31-24 home win over South Alabama on Saturday, has given up an average of 38 points in its last three games while relinquishing almost 300 yards per game through the air.
While some may view this as a letdown spot for the Bulldogs given the state of the Tennessee program, it is still a rivalry game and Mark Richt's troops have a lot at stake in terms of the conference championship.
Georgia has won the last three in this series, defeating the Volunteers by an average of 14 points per game. The Bulldogs covered the number in two of those games, the exception being last year's showdown in Athens.
Notable Trend: Tennessee is 0-8-1 against the spread in its last nine games as a home underdog.
SEC Football Odds Georgia vs Tennessee:
Georgia Bulldogs -10.5 (-110), Over 63.5 (-110), -425 (Moneyline)
Tennessee Volunteers +10.5 (-110), Under 63.5 (-110), +340 (Moneyline)
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