Georgia Opens as Nearly Five Touchdown Favorite Over Vols

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    To nobody’s surprise, the No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs are heavy favorites for their match-up against Tennessee this upcoming weekend.

    Coming off the heels of a disastrous 47-21 loss to Florida in Neyland Stadium, the Vols (2-2) are massive underdogs for their trip to Athens this upcoming Saturday when they take on the Bulldogs (4-0). According to Vegas Insider, Georgia has opened up as a 32.5-point favorite in the contest this weekend. The Bulldogs are coming off a 43-29 victory over Missouri last weekend, and that’s the closest game UGA has played all season thus far.

    For context, the Bulldogs were 32.5-point favorites over MTSU two weekends ago when they hosted the Blue Raiders. Georgia beat MTSU 49-7 in that contest.

    Last season, Georgia handed the Vols the worst loss in Neyland Stadium history when they trounced Tennessee 41-0 in front of a “Checker Neyland” crowd. The Vols managed just 142 yards of offense in that game while Georgia ran for nearly 300 yards and totaled four rushing touchdowns in the game.

    Georgia has beaten Tennessee by 32 or more point just three times in their 22 all-time wins against the Vols. Last year’s 41-0 victory is included in that total, as is the Bulldogs’ 44-0 win in 1981 and a 33-0 victory over Tennessee in 1924.

    The Vols and Bulldogs will kick off at 3:30 Eastern on Saturday, September 29th. The game will be on CBS for their SEC Game of the Week.