Georgia is chasing history, a second consecutive national championship and the program’s third undefeated and untied season — its first since 1980.
In five of their past six games, the Tigers have averaged 37.2 points. In six of their past seven, the Dogs have averaged 44.7. The CBS telecast promises all sorts of fireworks from beginning to end.
Here’s a look at Georgia vs. LSU odds and a pick in the SEC Championship Game.
Georgia vs. LSU Betting Lines: Point Spread, Total, Moneyline
Here are live odds from around the betting market for Georgia vs. LSU at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
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No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs (12-0, 6-6 Against the Spread)
Heading into this SEC championship game, the Dogs have been simply ridiculous on offense and defense, ranking among the nation’s top 10 in every category that matters (many are top five).
He might be 5-feet-11, 190 pounds, but Stetson Bennett will always stand tall in Georgia lore for guiding it to a national title last season.
This season, he’s been top 20 where it matters in yards per pass (8.6, 20th), aerial yardage (3,151, 18th), and completion percentage (.670, 18th).
His main targets are Brock Bowers (14-yard average on 46 catches and 5 TDs) and Ladd McConkey (13.2 average on 46 receptions and 4 TDs). A 6-foot sophomore, McConkey must be contained on punt returns, too, where he’s 12th in the country with an average return of 12.3 yards.
The two-headed tailback monster of Kenny McIntosh (654 yards and 8 TDs) and Daijun Edwards (606 and 7) is a couple of ticks off the pace of last season’s dual threat of Zamir White and James Cook.
However, McIntosh has displayed stellar versatility with an average of 12.5 yards on 35 catches out of the backfield, hitting the end zone once.
A year ago, Georgia suffered its lone defeat in this game in Atlanta by allowing Alabama’s Bryce Young to throw for 421 yards and three touchdowns. The Tide also ran for 115 yards and a score in its 41-24 triumph.
That was the lone Dogs foe to accumulate more than 400 total yards of offense all season. In the national title game in Indianapolis, Georgia cleaned that up to yield 399 in its rousing 33-18 victory.
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No. 11 Louisiana State Tigers (9-3, 7-5 ATS)
Last weekend, LSU played Texas A&M tight in Texas until midway through the third quarter, when Aggies junior strong safety Demani Richardson returned a fumble 27 yards into the end zone to break a 17-17 tie.
A&M followed with a touchdown pass and a TD run — three scores in a row to seal the deal. Still, the Bayou Bengals backed into the conference title game by virtue of their stirring 32-31 home triumph over Alabama.
In its two non-neutral losses this season, LSU yielded rushing yardage of 263 (at home to Tennessee in a 40-13 defeat) and 274 (last week at A&M).
Georgia has run for at least 239 yards five times this season and in its past two weeks, it has racked up 511 yards on the ground. That combination does not bode well for LSU.
Not that we care about the Tigers. We don’t. We’d like to see supreme sieve defenses on both sides of the ball and have this Over secured, oh, by early in the third quarter.
That’s likely a long shot. Still, we’re projecting points — many by Georgia — and the Over will be aided if LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels, who left Arizona State, can throw for 200 yards and dash for another 100.
In his past four games, his best effort was against Alabama-Birmingham, with 297 aerial yards and 111 on the ground. He has had only a single pass picked off over his previous six games.
Georgia vs. LSU Sports Betting Recommendation & Pick
Georgia games went 8-4 to Under this season. However, four of their past seven have sailed Over. Likewise, LSU tilts were 6-6 to Over, but five of the previous six Bayou Bengals games have gone Over.
Those are the portents we favor with all the spotlights on a conference-title game. Two of our three models have this total being scaled and one has it being shattered via a 44-31 triumph by Georgia.
We average 23 points for LSU in those three models, which will secure the Over. Geaux, Bayou Bengals!
Our Pick: Over 51 (-110)