Georgia vs. Tennessee Betting Preview
November 12, 2021
Georgia is the top-ranked team in the land and one of just four teams left unbeaten after 10 weeks of competition. The Bulldogs have just smothered teams with their defense and the offense has done more than enough to secure Georgia easy victories. Since a 10-3 win over Clemson to start the season, Georgia has won every game by at least 17 points. Meanwhile, Tennessee is looking far more competitive in the first year under Josh Heupel and are simply trying to spoil Georgia's magical season on Rocky Top.
Georgia vs. Tennessee Betting Pick
Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee with host the 3:30 p.m. Eastern kickoff between Georgia and Tennessee on Saturday, November 13, 2021.
Why bet the Under:
✅ Georgia allows a nation-best 6.6 points per game and just three teams have even reached double-digits against the Bulldogs. Opponents have scored just six touchdowns total against Georgia this season, only five of which were offensive touchdowns. The most points the Bulldogs have allowed in a game is 13, so no one has even been able to score two touchdowns against Georgia.
✅ The Bulldogs only average 38 points per game, so just two of Georgia's nine games have even hit 56 total points. Georgia has scored more than 40 points just twice in SEC play, but has still scored at least 30 points in each of the last eight games.
✅ Georgia has struggled to score touchdowns when it gets closer to the goal line, scoring only 24 touchdowns on 41 trips into the red zone. The Bulldogs rank 43rd overall in red zone scoring, but they have been especially bad at converting those opportunities into the full six points with just two-thirds of their red-zone scores resulting in touchdowns.
✅ In the first seven games, Tennessee allowed 31 points or fewer five times, so the Volunteers only average 29 points allowed per game. That number drops to 24.5 points allowed per game in four games at home against FBS opponents this season.
✅ Georgia's last five games have all hit the under while Tennessee has hit the under three times this season.
Georgia is 9-0 and it has rarely been challenged this season. The Bulldogs have been the most dominant team in the country, rarely needing to be on upset alert in the second half of games. The defense has pitched two shutouts and kept two other teams out of the end zone completely. The offense lacks a lot of star power and it isn't the most prolific, but the Bulldogs have scored at least 30 points in eight straight games and are averaging 430 yards of offense per game.
The Volunteers are 5-4 overall and an even 3-3 in the SEC behind a a dynamic offense led by quarterback Hendon Hooker. Hooker has thrown 21 touchdowns and just two interceptions while completing more than 69 percent of his passes. He's also adding more than 50 rushing yards per game and has run for four touchdowns as well this year. The defense is a different story and is allowing nearly 30 points and more than 415 yards of offense per game, and has allowed at least 30 points in four of the last six games.