Georgia vs. Tennessee odds, line: 2020 college football picks, predictions from model on 20-3 run

The No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs play host to the No. 14 Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday afternoon in Athens. Both teams sport a 2-0 record on the young season, with the Bulldogs blitzing the Auburn Tigers by a three-touchdown margin last week. On the same day, Tennessee throttled the Missouri Tigers by a 35-12 margin to remain unblemished, setting the stage for what should be an intriguing SEC East showdown. 

Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS. William Hill lists the Bulldogs as 12.5-point home favorites, while the over-under, or total number of points expected, is 43 in the latest Georgia vs. Tennessee odds. Before making any Tennessee vs. Georgia picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $4,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It is a sizzling 20-3 on top-rated picks through five weeks of the 2020 college football season, returning over $1,300 in profit already. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Tennessee vs. Georgia. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college football odds from William Hill and trends for Georgia vs. Tennessee:

  • Georgia vs. Tennessee spread: Georgia -12.5
  • Georgia vs. Tennessee over-under: 43 points
  • Georgia vs. Tennessee money line: Georgia -500, Tennessee +400
  • UGA: The Bulldogs are 1-1 against the spread this season 
  • TENN: The Volunteers are 1-0-1 against the spread this season

Why Georgia can cover

Georgia has been one of the best defensive teams in the country this season, and Kirby Smart can hang his hat on that unit. Through two games, the Bulldogs lead the SEC in allowing only 248 yards per game, and they also sit atop the conference in rushing defense (58 yards allowed per game) and scoring defense (8.0 points allowed per game). From a national perspective, Georgia ranks in the top four in total defense, rushing defense and scoring defense, with highly-touted recruits all over the field. That manifested in a dominant performance against Auburn, allowing only 3.5 yards per play, and Tennessee is the SEC’s worst team so far this season on third down, converting only 28 percent of its chances. 

Offensively, Georgia leans on the running game, with Zamir White leading the SEC’s third-best rushing offense so far in 2020. Sophomore wide receiver Kearis Jackson leads the team with 15 catches for 209 yards, and sophomore wide receiver George Pickens snagged eight touchdown receptions in 2019 before generating two scores already this season. 

Why Tennessee can cover

Tennessee’s offense has excelled through two weeks, as the only team in the SEC to avoid an interception this season. Jarrett Guarantano is averaging 8.3 yards per attempt and, with Ty Chandler and Eric Gray leading the SEC’s second-best rushing offense, Tennessee has real balance. The Volunteers rank second in the conference in rushing touchdowns with six, and senior wide receiver Josh Palmer adds an element on the outside, catching 10 passes for 156 yards. 

Georgia has committed the most penalties (20) in the SEC this season, and the Vols can potentially take advantage of that lack of discipline. Tennessee also brings a talented defense to the table, allowing only 361.5 yards per game this season and ranking in the top four of the conference in total defense, passing defense and scoring defense. 

How to make Georgia vs. Tennessee picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, with Stetson Bennett projected to throw more than two touchdown passes and Guarantano throwing for around 200 yards. It also says one side of the spread hits well over 60 percent of the time. You can only get the pick at SportsLine. 

So who wins Georgia vs. Tennessee? And which side of the spread hits well over 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Tennessee vs. Georgia spread to back, all from the advanced model that is up over $4,200 on its top-rated college football spread picks, and find out.

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