This Saturday at 3:30 p.m. the Tennessee Volunteers and Georgia Bulldogs meet at Sanford Stadium, where the winner will become the leaders in the East Division and the team most likely to make it to the SEC championship game.
Online college football betting sites have created lines for Tennessee vs. UGA, favoring the Bulldogs at home with an 8-point 66.5 over/under. There is no difference in point distribution and totals offered by the major sportsbooks that we support here at SBL.
Tennessee Volunteers @ Georgia Bulldogs
- Tennessee Point Spread: +8.0
- Tennessee Moneyline: +235
- Spread of Georgia points: -8.0
- Georgia Moneyline: -285
- Over/Under: 66.5
There are some differences in money line odds that can be exploited by line shopping for the best sports betting payout. For example, the Tennessee and Georgia betting line above was published by Bovada Sportsbook.
NCAA football bettors looking to bet on a Tennessee win can get an edge by shopping online at MyBookie where they offer +240 odds. That means MyBookie will pay out 5 cents more on the dollar than Bovada’s +235 moneyline.
Those who want to bet on the Bulldogs winning can make the most coins by betting at BetOnline and the -280 moneyline they posted for Georgia. MyBookie went the other way at UGA with odds of -309 for the Bulldogs.
- Georgia 5-0 (8-0)
- Tennessee 4-0 (8-0)
- Kentucky 2-3 (5-3)
- Missouri 2-3 (4-4)
- South Carolina 2-3 (5-3)
- Florida 1-4 (4-4)
- Van derbilt 0-4 (3-5)
- Alabama 4-1 (7-1)
- LSU 4:1 (6:2)
- Ole Miss 4-1 (8-1)
- State of Mississippi 2-3 (5-3)
- Arkansas 2-3 (5-3)
- Maroon 1-4 (3-5)
- Texas A&M 1-4 (3-5)
The volunteers have already imposed a loss on the Alabama Crimson Tide. However, Alabama has the West locked in unless they lose to the LSU Tigers tomorrow. The Crimson Tide are favored to defeat the Tigers by a -13.5 spread and if that proves correct, Alabama will be one of the teams battling for the SEC title on December 3rd.
The Tennessee-Georgia winner meets the West’s winner for the SEC crown, unless they suffer a total meltdown and lose the rest of their games.
If Georgia wins, Tennessee still has a shot at making it into the CFP if they win and finish the season with a single loss to a top-ranked SEC program.
That creates a scenario where three SEC teams could find themselves in the college football playoffs. To further illustrate this point, legal online CFP sportsbooks and their futures odds suggest exactly this outcome.
2022-2023 NCAA Football Championship Futures
- Georgia (#3) +200
- State of Ohio (#2) +200
- Alabama (#6) +350
- Tennessee (#1) +800
- Clemson (#4) +1600
- Michigan (#5) +1600
The Big Ten winner is likely to go undefeated with a win over another top-ranked team with a loss. That will secure a CFP seed spot for the Big Ten champions, but that could leave the Clemson Tigers out in the cold at the end of December.
Clemson’s strong schedule could see the Tigers finish the season undefeated and outside of the college football playoffs. The question the CFP selection committee must answer is: does an undefeated Clemson Tigers team deserve to be in the playoffs against a losing SEC team that has a win over Alabama?
There is still a full month of college football to play before the final CFP rankings are announced. Maybe the committee will get lucky and everything will sort itself out. If not, fans and bettors alike will be clamoring for a playoff extension again.
Source – SEC Sports
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