Only one SEC program will be undefeated after Week 7 as the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs host the No. 11 Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday afternoon. Both teams will enter with a 6-0 record including 4-0 in conference play, but Georgia is a heavy favorite despite a low point total.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
Kentucky: 30 overall, 41 offense, 28 defense
Georgia: 1 overall, 11 offense, 1 defense
No new injuries to report
WR Jermaine Burton - Probable (groin)
DB Ameer Speed - Questionable (ankle)
RB Kenny McIntosh - Questionable (hamstring)
WR Arian Smith - Questionable (knee)
LB Rian Davis - Questionable (quadricep)
DL Julian Rochester - Questionable (knee)
CB Jalen Kimber - Questionable (shoulder)
WR Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint - Questionable (ankle)
QB JT Daniels - Questionable (back)
OL Jamaree Salyer - Questionable (ankle)
DB Christopher Smith - Questionable (shoulder)
Against The Spread
Kentucky: 5-1 ATS
Georgia: 5-1 ATS
Kentucky: Over 4-2
Georgia: Over 3-3
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
Kentucky: 26 overall, 32 offense, 21 defense
Georgia: 3 overall, 3 offense, 2 defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Georgia -21.5
Moneyline: Georgia -2000, Kentucky +1000
Opening line: Georgia -22
Opening total: 44.5
This would be a much better play if we could get the 45 point total as a key number, but I’m still taking the under on Saturday afternoon. The two defenses are the best units on the field as Georgia ranks No. 1 in opponent yards per play against FBS opponents, while Kentucky is 12th in that stat. Additionally, both teams run the ball a ton as the Wildcats run on 63.6% of snaps, the 11th highest rate, and the Bulldogs rank No. 16 at 62.5%, so possessions will be limited with the clock running. Georgia quarterback JT Daniels might not be available again, but I’m not sure that matters as far as this point total is concerned.
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