We should start by recognizing two simple truths about this game. The first is about Georgia and their smothering defense. They are quite simply the best, allowing just six points a game. The second truth is about Tennessee. The Vols are without question the most explosive offense Georgia has faced this season in terms of just about everything. Tennessee has been an offensive dynamo for Josh Heupel’s first campaign and even though it hasn’t always resulted in wins, it hasn’t been boring either. Georgia knows this and the game plan should be keep the air out of the ball and Heupel’s crew on the sideline as much as possible. The best way to do that is running the ball and Georgia is really good at it, averaging 190 yards per contest while Tennessee is allowing 153 on the ground. I like this UNDER 56.5 a lot.
Michigan bounces back from a disappointing ending and loss to Michigan State by beating and covering against Indiana last week. It wasn’t pretty, but this season has showed us that winning just has to happen no matter how much makeup that dub has on it. I’m looking at a similar type game here when Michigan heads to Happy Valley. Penn State has dealt with bad injuries, ill-timed ones and some offensive stinkers but they are still a dangerous football team. I don’t know if Sean Clifford and Jahan Dotson are going to be enough firepower for a State squad that isn’t running the ball effectively. I’m taking the better team this season and right now, give me Michigan -1.
Don’t look now but a C-USA battle with a very winnable total is hanging out in front of our eyes. Both Charlotte and Louisiana Tech are in the bottom 20 of teams in the NCAA in yards allowed and in the bottom 30 in points allowed per game. Their offenses may not look like much in the bigger picture, but don’t sleep on Tech’s 6-3 record to the OVER this season and Charlotte has scored 31 or more points in five of their games. Big boom possibility in this one so I’m grabbing the OVER 56.5 big time.