Georgia vs Kentucky Odds, Picks, Predictions (11/19/22)

Georgia visits Kentucky in their final SEC test of the year after cruising against Mississippi State. Kentucky, on the other side, is coming off a shocking loss to Vanderbilt. This should be an interesting matchup for the SEC East pecking order. Let’s take a look at the odds and make some picks and predictions for this game!

Georgia vs. Kentucky Odds

Georgia is a 22.5-point road favorite against Kentucky and is at -2400 on the money line. The over/under is also at 49.5. Georgia is this big of a favorite because of how they looked last week, and also because of what happened to Kentucky against Vanderbilt. The oddsmakers think this is a very big mismatch now. The over/under makes sense too because oddsmakers are predicting a Georgia beatdown, so it makes sense. This spread could move a bit just because it’s so big too.

Georgia vs. Kentucky Prediction & Pick

The pick: Georgia -22.5

Georgia is the best team in the entire country, and right now it might not be that close. They are explosive on offense and are very physical on defense. They have the best combination of offense and defense in all of college football. The defense allows 12 points and 270 total yards a game, while the offense scores 41 and gains 510 total yards on the year. Georgia has also passed the biggest tests of their year so far with flying colors, from Oregon back in Week 1, all the way up to Tennessee two weeks ago. The playmakers have also been great all year from Stetson Bennett and Brock Bowers on offense, to Jalen Carter and Kelee Ringo on defense. The other side of this game is more of a question mark. Kentucky was seen as a dark horse SEC contender before the year and most of the year early-on, but has fallen so flat on their faces recently. This past week was the worst possible example of that when they were the team responsible for breaking Vanderbilt’s 26-game losing streak and lost to the Commodores in the final seconds of the game. The Wildcats have been teetering for a bit, from just barely winning against Missouri the week before, to getting clobbered by Tennessee on the road. The best unit for Kentucky is their defense. They allow 20 points and 317 total yards a game. The difference in this game is the Georgia defense against the Kentucky offense. Take Georgia because the Bulldogs are a much more complete team, and Kentucky seems like they are reeling a bit.

Georgia vs. Kentucky Key Matchups

Can Kentucky slow down Stetson Bennett? Can Georgia contain Will Levis?

Stetson Bennett vs the Kentucky Secondary

Stetson Bennett has been amazing for Georgia all year. He’s the main engine behind the Georgia offense. He has 2,895 passing yards, 14 passing touchdowns, five interceptions, and he has a 68% completion percentage on the year. He’s no longer receiving some of the criticism that he used to get, especially last year. He could also end up being the reason why Georgia wins another National Championship. Kentucky needs to do well against the pass and allows 182 passing yards a game. If Kentucky can’t slow down Bennett, then it’s going to be a long day for the Wildcats.

Will Levis vs the Georgia Secondary

Will Levis has been inconsistent this year for Kentucky. He has 2,012 passing yards, 16 passing touchdowns, nine interceptions, and he has a 66% completion percentage on the year. He’s been given an unnecessary amount of attention because of how much the NFL seems to like him. This year he’s been good, but nothing special. He’s going to have to elevate his game against Georgia in order for Kentucky to have any chance here. Georgia allows 187 passing yards a game, which is going to be a very hard matchup for Levis. If Levis can’t be consistent for Kentucky, then their chances of winning go down a lot.

Jake Faigus, a Phoenix native, graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minored in sports management. He also has written for the student newspaper, The Daily Wildcat, as well as the Arizona Fansided blog, Zona Zealots. He currently writes for Aaron Torres Media and runs social media for Solid Verbal as well.

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