Georgia Bulldogs vs. LSU Tigers Odds
Point Spread: LSU (-12)
Game Total Line: (45)
(wagering lines available at 5Dimes)
The Georgia Bulldogs, winners of the SEC-East, tangle with the West Division champion LSU Tigers this Saturday afternoon in the conference championship game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The kick-off for this clash is set for 4 p.m. (ET) and it will be broadcast nationally on CBS.
Georgia comes into this game riding a 10-game winning streak including a 31-17 victory over Georgia Tech this past Saturday as a 4.5-point road favorite. It is now 10-2 straight-up on the year and 8-4 against the spread. The total has stayed ‘under' in seven of its 12 games this season.
The Bulldogs clinched the SEC-East with a 7-1 SU record in the conference that included wins over Florida and Auburn and a lone-loss to South Carolina. Their offense is averaging 243.1 yards passing a game and 180.6 yards on the ground, however their best chance to pull-off the upset could lie in a defense that is giving-up an average of 17.8 points a game.
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Many believe that LSU could lose this game and still finish in the top two in the country behind an offense that is averaging 215.8 yards on the ground and 38.2 points a game. Just about everyone agrees that if the Tigers do go on and win a national title this season it will be because of a defense that could be one of the best of all time. Through 12 games, it has given-up an average of just 10.6 points a game and has not allowed any team to score more than 17 points in its last eight games.
LSU put an exclamation point on its regular season last Friday with a 41-17 destruction of then-No.3 Arkansas as a 10.5-point home favorite. The total went ‘over' the 53.5-point line and is now 6-5-1 on the season. The Tigers have covered the spread in six of their last seven games.
The Bulldogs are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against the SEC, but 0-6 ATS in their last six games as underdogs. The total has gone ‘over' in their last four games as underdogs.
The Tigers are 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine games at a neutral site and 5-1 ATS in their last six games as favorites. The total has gone ‘over' in four of their last six games as favorites.
Head-to-head, Georgia is 3-1 both SU and ATS in the last four games and the total has gone ‘over' in four of the last five meetings. The last time they met was in 2009 with LSU grinding-out a 20-13 victory as a 3.5-point road underdog.
Game Betting Pick
This time around, the Bulldogs should be able to keep things close into the fourth quarter, but once again the Tigers prove to be too much to handle down the stretch.
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