All eyes will be on Mercedes-Benz Stadium Saturday afternoon when the No. 2 LSU Tigers look to remain undefeated and head into the College Football Playoff with yet another scalp.
All eyes will be on Mercedes-Benz Stadium Saturday afternoon when the No. 2 LSU Tigers look to remain undefeated and head into the College Football Playoff with yet another scalp. Standing in their way of doing so will be Kirby Smart’s No. 4 ranked Georgia Bulldogs who have the experience and talent to be the first team that hands Ed Orgeron’s Tigers their first defeat of the season. But do they have the offensive firepower to hang with likely Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow and an LSU offense that’s answered the bell every step of the way to get to this point undefeated. Catch it all unfold live in the SEC Championship Game on CBS at 4:00 ET!
College Football Odds
Bulldogs vs. Tigers Analysis
The Tigers initially hit the board as 4-point neutral field favorites with the game total lined at 55.5. There’s been line movement with both the pointspread and total since. In fact, LSU is currently the biggest liability of championship Saturday with it garnering 56 percent of the bet count but a whopping 88 percent of the handle. That said, a majority of the money wagered upon the game has come from public bettors. The sharps actually prefer taking the points with the Dawgs, but the money taken in pales in comparison to the amount wagered upon LSU. Because of it, LSU is currently the decided 7-point favorite to bounce Georgia from the College Football Playoff. The total has bounced between 54 and 55 with sharp money forcing the line movement.
Georgia Bulldogs Odds
The Bulldogs put forth a fantastic campaign in the 2019 regular season winning 11 of 12 games with the only defeat coming in the form of a shocking 20-17 overtime loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks; a game they went off favored to win by three touchdowns! Regardless, the team closed the season out on a high rattling off six straight wins and covered four of them against the closing college football odds. This is a team that possesses NFL caliber talent both under center and in the backfield with Jake Fromm destined for stardom at the NFL level and D’Andre Swift rushing for over 1,200 yards and 7 TD while averaging better than 6.0 yards per carry. UGA’s front wall has been stellar, but will the offense have enough in the tank to match points with the potent Tigers?
LSU Tigers Odds
Coach O’s kids entered the 2019 regular season installed 50-1 underdogs to win the national championship. If you bought in before the season kicked off, hats off to you. If you invested in Joe Burrow to win the Heisman Trophy before LSU went into Austin and handed the Longhorns a 45-38 defeat as 6-point favorites, you’re likely to be a very happy camper come the middle of December when he’s officially granted the award. The LSU Tigers have done nothing but take care of business every step of the way. The team will no doubt be way up for this one looking to continue its recent dominance of the Dawgs in winning three of the last four meetings while going 3-0-1 ATS in those matchups. Bottom line, the Tigers simply just know how to get the best of the Georgia Bulldogs.
Georgia vs. LSU Prediction
Catching a full touchdown with one of the best defenses in the country backed by a punishing ground assault certainly looks attractive. Add to the mix an NFL caliber QB under center stirring the Bulldogs’ drink, and it makes taking the points look even more enticing. That said, I want nothing to do with getting in front of the runaway train otherwise known as the 2019-20 LSU Tigers. We’re talking about an offense that’s dropped 46 or more points in its last four played games against Alabama, Ole Miss, Arkansas and Texas A&M. On top of that, it owns wins over Auburn, Florida and the aforementioned Longhorns. This squad simply looks to be a team of destiny right now, and I don’t foresee Georgia having enough in the offensive tank to hang with Burrow and company a full 60 minutes. Lay the chalk!