In what possibly could turn out to be one of the best games of the day, the No. 14 Tennessee Volunteers will go for their ninth straight victory as they head on the road to play the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday. Where is the public betting this one? Are bettors spending their money wisely?
Here’s a look at where the money is going and where the line movements have gone heading into this game.
All odds and info is provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.
Georgia opened up favored by 14 points, but the Bulldogs can no longer be found as two-touchdown favorites. The spread dropped to 12.5 even though the bets are currently siding with Georgia. The Bulldogs are receiving 61% of the bets and 55% of the handle.
Is the public right? No it’s not. While Tennessee hasn’t beaten any teams of note in its current eight-game winning streak, head coach Jeremy Pruitt has established a winning culture in Year 3. Georgia is starting Stetson Bennett, who was likely looked at as the No. 4 quarterback on the roster throughout the offseason. Tennessee can keep this game within 12.5 points.
The point total opened at 45.5, and under bettors dropped this number all the way down to its current resting spot at 42.5. Seventy-four percent of bets are on the under in this matchup as well as 66% of the money.
Is the public right? Those who took the under 45.5 should already be taking a victory lap, but I still think this game goes under its current listing. Neither quarterbacks are very impressive, and this game will be won by running the ball.
When this game opened, Georgia came out with -560 odds with Tennessee at +400. A ton of the bets and money placed on the moneyline are in on Georgia, but the numbers remain the same. The Bulldogs are receiving 89% of the bets and 83% of the handle.
Is the public right? Yes. Georgia will very likely win this game, but it seems like a bit of an unnecessary bet with not much of a reward for Bulldogs’ bettors going against a team that is very used to winning.
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