Time: Noon ET
Venue: Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA
Where to watch: ESPN
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Georgia -36
FanDuel: Georgia -36.5
BetMGM: Georgia -35.5
Caesars: Georgia -35.5
Georgia Tech: 5-6
No. 1 Georgia: 11-0
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Georgia Tech - Georgia preview, analysis and prediction
Georgia Tech: won 21-17 at No. 13 North Carolina
Georgia: won 16-6 at Kentucky
The defending national champions are well on their way to having a realistic chance at defending their crown, but there are still two games to go in order to fully get a chance to get into the College Football Playoff. And while there is a realistic chance that the Georgia Bulldogs will not lose in these next two weeks, you can never discount the heart and will of the underdog when the underdog is coming off defeating the 13th ranked team in the country. But alas, while we give our flowers to the Georgia Tech yellow jackets, this is not going to be a fun week for the road team.
Georgia and Georgia Tech will meet in Athens on Saturday as it will be senior day for Georgia to cap off what has been an incredible season for this class, and really an incredible run for this senior class. The No. 1-ranked Bulldogs will look to improve to 12-0 and go into next week's SEC championship game against the LSU tigers with all of the momentum in the world. Georgia is a very interesting team. I'm not saying that they're not worthy of being a national champion I'm not saying that they're not worthy of being the top-ranked team in the country because I think we all agree that they should be the top-ranked team in the country.
What intrigues me about Georgia is they might be the most under-the-radar top-ranked team in the country that we've ever seen. And what do I mean by that? You look at all the top teams that have ever come across the last few years period you look at Alabama, NFL draft prospects galore and superstar talented every position and of course a legendary head coach in Nick Saban. You look at Clemson for example. They were winning championships with star quarterbacks like Deshaun Watson and were making championship games with Trevor Lawrence, and had ample numbers of draft prospects as well. When you look at Georgia, what do you see?
Because even if you look at last year's Georgia team, and sure the Jaguars took Trayvon Walker with the number one overall pick and rightfully so. He was the best defensive player on the best defensive team in the country. But if you remember looking back at that Georgia team last year did you expect anyone to be really that good on that side of the ball to be taken number one overall? You could look at this team as well, and see that they're going to be so many talented guys on the defensive side of the ball but are they going to be game changers the next level or are they just that good as a team in their own system?
Even if you look offensive, quarterback Stetson Bennett is not going to be a first round pick because a lot of people will look at his stats and a lot of people will look at his arm and immediately discount the the winning aspect of this whole thing. Brock Bowers is the best tight end in the country and he will likely go in the first round and he will likely make an impact in the NFL level, but is he a game changer like a George Kittle or a Travis Kelce? Time will tell.
But what we can deem in the immediate future with Georgia is that the Bulldogs are going to be a competitive nuisance for everyone going forward. And sure, they've had their struggles this year. Look no further than this past weekend in Lexington when they won only 16-6 at Kentucky. There was also another instance earlier in the year where Georgia was at Missouri and only won 26-22. So it's not like Georgia is indestructible. Georgia can be beat. It just doesn't seem plausible to think that Georgia can lose a game on senior day before an SEC title game and that's what it comes down to.
I promise this is in no disrespect to Georgia Tech coming off a shocking victory over North Carolina last week, but unfortunately they are in the wrong place at the wrong time given the opponent. This should be an easy win for Georgia and they should be going into the SEC title game with a lot of momentum. Georgia by 28
Georgia is 21-37 ATS at home after covering the last two of three since 1992.
Georgia is 31-11 ATS against ACC opponents since 1992.
Georgia is 2-12 ATS at home off 3 straight conference wins since 1992.
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