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Kentucky Wildcats vs. Georgia Bulldogs Pick & Prediction OCT 16TH 2021

Complete Sanford Stadium Athens
189Wildcats Kentucky
190Bulldogs Georgia
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44.5
-26
CU
44.5o -107
-24.5 +134
ML
ML: 1150
ML: -1800
Partials
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0 7 0 6
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The Kentucky Wildcats will travel South to take on the top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs this Saturday. Both teams are undefeated in conference play and are also vying for the top spot in the Southeastern Conference.

Georgia’s 6-0 start has come on the back of three wins over ranked opponents. Similarly, Kentucky has knocked off a top-10 team in Florida already. This weekend’s matchup will pit two of the best teams in the nation against one another.

The game is set to kick off inside Sanford Stadium at 3:30 p.m. ET this Saturday. Georgia is a heavy favorite, but the Wildcats are in the midst of a historic and unprecedented rise.

Kentucky vs. Georgia Odds (Spread, Total and Moneyline)

TV: NFL Network

MONEY LINE: #11 Kentucky (+1260) vs. #1 Georgia (-4000)

SPREAD: #11 Kentucky +23.5 (-110) vs. #1 Georgia -23.5 (-110)

GAME TOTAL: Over 44.5 (-110) vs. Under 344.5 (-110)

#11 Kentucky vs. #1 Georgia Betting Preview

Kentucky has had a historic transformation from just a basketball school this season. They are 6-0 with four conference wins, beat #10 Florida, and an elite spread of talent.

Quarterback Will Levis has thrown for 1,134 yards, 11 touchdowns, and six interceptions this season. Running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. is the star, though, having gained 759 yards and five TDs. Wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson is 15th in the nation with 527 yards and four scores.

Kentucky’s defense has been stout, even after losing Jamin Davis to the NFL last summer. They are allowing 17.5 points per game and less than 15 over the last three weeks.

Georgia, on the other hand, is the clear top dog in America now that Alabama has lost a game. They are also 6-0 with four conference wins and have allowed just 10 points in three weeks.

Starting quarterback, JT Daniels, has missed the last two games with a lat injury. Stetson Bennett has been his replacement, throwing for 746 yards, eight TDs, and two picks. Three players are over 200 yards rushing, led by Zamir White’s 354.

The real story of this team is its defense. Led by an elite linebacking corps, Georgia has produced two shutouts while forcing 22 sacks and 10 turnovers. No team has scored more than 13 points against the Bulldogs this season, making them nearly impossible to beat.

Kentucky vs. Georgia Point Spread Pick

Kentucky has had a great season through the first six weeks of their calendar. They are yet to lose a game, have created a solid offense, and are limiting opponents on defense. With that being said, they are not on Georgia’s level.

The Bulldogs have one of the best defenses in the history of college football. Every starter has a chance to get drafted into the NFL, and teams simply cannot move the ball on them.

Kentucky’s best chance at a victory is on the spread; even that, though, should be hard to come by. Take the Bulldogs to win as the Wildcats score less than 20 points and fall out of the top-15.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Georgia leads the all-time series 60-12-2.

2. Both teams are 6-0 (4-0).

3. The winner will claim the top spot in the SEC.

Best Bet: Kentucky +23.5 (-110)

Kentucky Wildcats vs. Georgia Bulldogs Recap OCT 16TH 2021

The Georgia Bulldogs showed why they are the top-ranked team in the country, easily handling the visiting, No. 11-ranked Kentucky Wildcats 30-13 on Saturday in Athens, Ga.

With the win, the Bulldogs (7-0, 5-0 SEC) remained in the driver's seat to earn the top spot in the SEC East, while Kentucky (6-1, 4-1) lost for the first time this season.

The Bulldogs entered Saturday's contest leading the nation in total defense and scoring defense, allowing just 5.5 points allowed per contest. And Georgia's stout defense did not disappoint, holding a Kentucky offense averaging 411.8 total yards per game to just 249 yards on offense.

Georgia has now won the last 12 meetings over Kentucky.

The Bulldogs finished with 166 rushing yards, led by James Cook's 51 rushing yards on six carries. Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett completed 14 of 20 passes for 250 yards and three scores.

Brock Bowers topped Georgia with five catches for 101 receiving yards and two scores.

For Kentucky, quarterback Will Levis completed 32 of 42 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns. Chris Rodriguez Jr. entered Saturday's contest leading the SEC in rushing but finished with just seven yards on the ground. Wan'Dale Robinson topped Kentucky with 12 receptions for 44 receiving yards and a score.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Bulldogs got on the scoreboard first on the first play of the second quarter when Bennett hit Cook over the middle on a 19-yard catch and run for the first score of the game and a 7-0 advantage.

Georgia upped its lead to 14-0 on a five-play, 80-yard drive capped by a Zamir White 24-yard run with 10:35 left in the second quarter.

Kentucky responded with a 13-play, 75-yard drive that ended with Levis finding tight end Justin Rigg out in the flat on a play-action pass for a 1-yard score, cutting Georgia's advantage to 14-7 with just under four minutes left in the first half.

It was the first time Georgia's defense allowed a touchdown in the first half this season.

The Bulldogs pushed their lead back to 14 points on the opening drive of the second half, with Bennett connecting with Bowers for a 27-yard score.

The Bulldogs added a Jack Podlesny 26-yard field goal and a Bowers 20-yard touchdown, while Kentucky's Robinson scored a 1-yard touchdown in the game's final seconds for the final tally.

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