Georgia versus Kentucky: Prediction, pick, chances, line, point spread, football match-up, see, opening shot time
The Dawgs are hoping to bounce back after a devastating surprise misfortune a week ago to South Carolina
No. 10 Georgia needs to bounce back rapidly in the event that it needs to keep its College Football Playoff trusts alive. Furthermore, the Bulldogs don’t get an especially simple break with Kentucky coming to town this Saturday. The Bulldogs are falling off a stunning additional time misfortune to South Carolina in Week 7 and need to win out on the off chance that they intend to try and make the SEC title game in December.
A second vexed misfortune would everything except end Georgia’s College Football Playoff trusts – as it currently most likely needs to win out to have any shot of making it – which means the Bulldogs will be much increasingly roused to bob back this end of the week against Kentucky. Georgia is, in any case, 3-3 under Kirby Smart in games quickly following a misfortune. On the off chance that history is any pointer, Kentucky could really have a superior taken shots at beating Georgia in light of a weekend ago’s misfortune to the Gamecocks. Allows breakdown the matchup and make lifts straight up and against the spread.
Georgia: Three block attempts and season-lows in finish rate (49.0) and yards per endeavor (5.8) last Saturday against South Carolina added up to one of quarterback Jake Fromm’s most exceedingly terrible exhibitions to date. Fromm wasn’t the just one battling on offense – his hostile line permitted a season-high three sacks – yet how the lesser sign guest reacts this end of the week will tell for the remainder of Georgia’s season. On the off chance that Fromm’s blockers are back fit as a fiddle, that ought to likewise help lighten battles in the run game. They arrived at the midpoint of simply 4.02 yards per convey a weekend ago as the Bulldogs out-picked up the Gamecocks 468-297 yet at the same time endured the shocking surprise.
Kentucky: The Wildcats will have two quarterbacks accessible this end of the week as Sawyer Smith (who has begun after Terry Wilson endured a season-finishing knee damage yet didn’t play in a week ago’s success over Arkansas because of his own wounds) was back rehearsing this week. Star beneficiary Lynn Bowden, who exchanged jobs and began under focus a week ago to scramble for 196 yards and two touchdowns while including 78 yards and one touchdown noticeable all around on 7-of-11 passing, could likewise observe some time in the quarterback opening once more. Who they pick will decide their technique for besting the Bulldogs’ guard, which is progressively heavy against the run (permitting a group driving 73.3 yards a game) than the pass. Kentucky needs to begin solid in the event that it needs to agitate Georgia out and about this end of the week, and that implies jumping on the board early. The Wildcats have played from behind in each game aside from Eastern Michigan. That can’t occur in Athens.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 19 | Time: 6 p.m. ET
Area: Sanford Stadium – Athens, Georgia
Television: ESPN | Live stream: WatchESPN.com
Game forecast, picks
The Bulldogs hold the position advantage in pretty much every classification. Their quarterback is better (accepting Fromm comes back to shape), he has increasingly hostile weapons available to him and his line is generally one of the most grounded in the SEC. Georgia’s safeguard drives the SEC in permitting the least focuses per game (12.3) and they have a College Football Playoff shot on hold. When working on all chambers, this group is hard to beat. Given that Kentucky is as yet battling to locate a hostile personality and its guard has permitted about 100 a greater number of yards per game than its has, a street win would be a ton to inquire. Pick: Georgia (- 25)