Georgia vs Tennessee Picks and Predictions: Bulldogs D is Tough to Crack

The Bulldogs' elite defense gets to strut its stuff against one of its better offensive opponents this season. Find out if the Vols can score enough to cover a three-touchdown spread as we break down our Georgia vs. Tennessee picks.

Last Updated: Nov 10, 2021 11:36 AM ET Read Time: 4 min
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The Georgia Bulldogs started last week’s game a bit sluggish but stayed the course and ended up defeating Missouri, 43-6 at home. That was the third straight home game for Georgia but regardless of where they’ve played, the Bulldogs have looked unstoppable. 

Now Georgia will finally head out on the road, this time to take on a 5-4 Tennessee Volunteers team that can become bowl eligible with a win on Saturday. 

So, can Tennessee put some pressure on Georgia and score points?

Read our picks and predictions between the Georgia Bulldogs and Tennessee Volunteers for Saturday, November 13.

Georgia vs Tennessee odds

Odds via the Covers Line, an average comprised of odds from multiple sportsbooks.

The Georgia Bulldogs opened as 21-point favorites but have now been mostly bet to a 20.5-point favorite with some spots offering Georgia at -20. The total has shifted from 55 at opening to 56 at most outlets. 

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Georgia vs Tennessee picks

Picks made on 11/09/2021 at 6:00 p.m. ET.
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Georgia vs Tennessee game info

Location: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET

Georgia vs Tennessee betting preview


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Key injuries

Georgia: Warren McClendon OL (Questionable), Justin Robinson WR (Questionable), Jamaree Salyer OL (Questionable)
Tennessee: Christian Charles DB (Questionable), Len’Neth Whitehead RB (Questionable)
Find our latest NCAA football injury reports.

Betting trend to know

Bulldogs are 5-0 ATS in their last five games as a road favorite of 10.5 or greater. Find more NCAA betting trends for Georgia vs. Tennessee.

Georgia vs Tennessee predictions

Every game, I talk myself into thinking an offense in the SEC can score points against this Georgia team. Every week, I’m completely wrong and Georgia shuts them down. The Bulldogs have allowed just 6.6 points per game through nine games this season. That’s less than one touchdown per game through over two months of football. 

Georgia is averaging 38.4 points per game and putting together a solid offense with 430 yards per. It’ll be interesting what the Bulldogs decide to do between quarterbacks Stetson Bennett and JT Daniels, with Daniels hurt and Bennett starting in his place. At this time, it’s unsure who will continue to be quarterback for this team, but what we do know is that the Bulldogs will be fine regardless who’s under center. 

Georgia only asks their quarterback to score one touchdown a game and then their defense does the rest!

Georgia has an elite defense that should be able to motor right through the Volunteers’ bad offensive line. Pass protection has been hard to come by for Hendon Hooker, but even without great protection, he has thrown for 21 touchdowns and just two interceptions on the year. 

This Vols offense is dangerous, scoring 38.2 points per game, however, the defense is giving up 28.2 points and 418 yards per game, particularly struggling with making tackles. The rushing defense and pass rush has been solid but should struggle against a bigger and better offensive line in Georgia. 

Therefore, it’s hard to imagine Tennessee scoring more than two touchdowns in this game. On the other hand, the Vols just allowed Kentucky to score 42 points and Alabama to score 52. They also lost previously to Ole Miss while allowing 31 points. 

Georgia, no matter the quarterback, will be just fine offensively and cover the three-touchdown spread.

If Tennessee can score one touchdown per half, this Over will look juicy. I like Georgia to score at least 35 points in this game and believe they’ll be around that 48-point mark. Therefore, if the Vols can find a way to score two touchdowns, this game will go Over. 

If there’s anything negative to talk about Georgia, it’s that the pass rush and rushing defense isn’t as good as the secondary. Look, the entire defense is elite, but the defensive line is likely the least elite of the bunch in terms of performance. 

If Hooker can just have a little bit of time in the pocket, he’ll make some right reads. He’s thrown just two interceptions all season long with a bad offensive line to begin with. 

It pains me a bit, but I like the Over in a Georgia game. 

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