The Georgia Bulldogs are not undefeated and haven’t been since Week 1. That being said, they are still the favored team (-3) at home against the LSU Tigers, who are one of the upstarts of the conference. There’s still a decent chance that this could be a preview of the SEC Championship Game, which makes the college football betting festivities in this one all the more important.
LSU – GEORGIA 2013 BETTING LINE:
OPEN: GEORGIA -3 | CURRENT: GEORGIA -2.5 | O/U: 62
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1. Why LSU will cover the spread: There isn’t a hotter team in America out of the blocks than the Bayou Bengals. QB Zach Mettenberger has been a totally different quarterback, accounting for at least 35 points in each of his first four games of the year. It’s not like the schedule has been soft either. The Tigers have already beaten at least two teams that are going to be in bowl games this year. Mettenberger might be able to cover this spread all by himself. He was let go from his scholarship in Georgia, and now he can exact his revenge.
2. Why GEORGIA will cover the spread: The Bulldogs can cover the spread if they get their defensive woes worked out. Allowing 21 to the North Texas Mean Green just isn’t cutting It though. QB Aaron Murray is the best pure passer that this conference has to offer, and he threw for over 400 yards last week when he really needed to come up with the big time play. The Dawgs too, have scored at least 35 in each of their first three games of the season, and they’re going to be expecting some more good offense out of Murray and his gang.
3. Total Talk: Not surprisingly, there have been a lot of ‘overs’ coming out of these two teams this year. In fact, between the two, the ‘over’ is a perfect 7-0, and matters don’t look to be slowing down any. Two years ago when these two teams last met in the SEC Championship Game, 52 points hit the board in a game that never looked to be contained by the number. In fact, five of the last six meetings between these SEC rivals dating back to 2003 made it past the number, though none have
The Tigers are just 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall, while Georgia is 5-0 ATS in its last five conference games. LSU though, is 5-2 ATS in its last seven road games against teams with winning home records, and the challenge doesn’t get a heck of a lot more difficult for Head Coach Les Miles and company than it does on Saturday afternoon.
LSU 27 – Georgia 24