When Ed Orgeron was hired as head coach of the LSU Tigers he was known as the compromise choice after Tom Herman, the man LSU really wanted, went on to sign with the Texas Longhorns. Orgeron was panned for his horrible record with the CFB Odds as head coach of the Ole Miss Rebels. To many he would never live down that debacle. Yet Orgeron has proven the critics wrong with smart culture building and long-range vision. In fact, “Coach O” has overseen the transformation of the LSU offense from discombobulated to the most lethal in all the land. Ohio State transfer quarterback Joe Burrow is the Heisman Trophy favorite for the Bayou Bengals. But on Saturday comes a potentially tricky SEC Championship Game against the Georgia Bulldogs.
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- Date and Time: Saturday, December 7, 2019, 4 p.m. ET
- Location: Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
- SEC Championship NCAA Football Betting Games Odds at Betcris: LSU -5.5, Georgia +5.5
- Georgia vs. LSU TV Coverage: CBS
LSU Tigers vs. Georgia Bulldogs Betting Analysis
LSU will garner considerable public support with the CFB Odds due to their prolific offense with Burrow and the fact that Orgeron is a popular personality. Georgia may get money from sharps that see tremendous value on the Dawgs due to their defense and overall talent.
LSU Tigers Current Form
LSU enters the SEC Championship Game with a mark of 12-0 straight up, 7-5 against the spread, and 8-4 over the total. They are the champions of the SEC West Division. Last week the Bayou Bengals destroyed Texas A&M in a 50-7 revenge payout as 18-point chalks. It was only their third payout in the last seven games for the Tigers. LSU has national metrics of second for total, passing, and scoring offense. Defensively the Tigers rank 35th overall and 32nd for points allowed.
Georgia Bulldogs Current Form
Georgia is the champion of the SEC East with a record of 11-1 straight up, 7-5 vs. the line, and 3-9 under the total. Last week UGA annihilated Georgia Tech in a 52-7 road win as 28.5-point chalks. Nationally the Bulldogs rank 53rd for total offense, 40th for scoring offense, but fourth for total defense and second for points allowed.
Georgia And LSU Against the Spread
The Bulldogs Are:
- 5-1-1 as an underdog
- 11-3 against the spread in their last 14 away games
- 7-3 over the total on the road
- 9-3 on the board in their last 12 Southeastern Conference games
- 2-8 under the total in SEC matchups
The Tigers Are:
- 8-2-1 against the spread on the road
- 5-2 over the total away from home
- 4-2-2 on the board in their last eight SEC matchups
- 6-2 over the total when facing Southeastern Conference opponents
- 3-0-1 vs. the odds head to head with Georgia
- 7-1 over the total in their series with the Bulldogs
LSU Tigers vs. Georgia Bulldogs College Football Best Bets
As the old adage goes, “Defense Wins Championships.” And that could well be the case here. First, there are few better wagering values than a power dog and that is what we get with UGA. As was previously noted the Dawgs have lost just one of their last seven to the board when getting points. While head coach Kirby Smart is derided for his vanilla Georgia offense the fact remains that the talent is there to take advantage of an LSU defense that is hardly air tight. Taking the points with a power team is always a good value choice.
LSU vs. Georgia Free Pick: Georgia Bulldogs
LSU vs. Georgia Score Prediction: Georgia 28, LSU 24
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