A showdown between ranked SEC East rivals is one of the top highlights of college football Week 6 action. The Kentucky Wildcats hold down the 20th spot in the latest poll and will travel for a date with the Georgia Bulldogs, the top-ranked team in the land and the defending national champion.
Both teams have unblemished records of 5-0, but the current point spread has a clear favorite: Georgia . This is a primetime showdown that kicks off at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. Kentucky sports betting and the best college football betting sites are open for business for this highly anticipated matchup.
Kentucky vs. Georgia odds and betting lines
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Kentucky heads to Georgia for showdown of undefeated SEC squads
Kentucky ran its record to 5-0 last week with a convincing 33-14 home win over Florida. Wildcats RB Ray Davis had a monster day, racking up 289 combined yards on 27 touches and making four trips to the end zone. All five of Kentucky’s victories have been by double digits.
Georgia is also 5-0 following a tougher-than-expected road trip to Auburn. The Bulldogs walked onto the field as 14-point favorites, but they had to claw their way to a 27-20 victory. The defending national champs are now 0-4-1 against the spread for the season to date, while Kentucky checks in at 4-1.
Wildcats look to snap lengthy skid versus Bulldogs
The Wildcats have been much improved in recent years under head coach Mark Stoops. Since a string of losing seasons from 2010-15, the team has booked seven or more victories in six of seven seasons, and qualified for a bowl game in each of them. Despite the strong run of play, it has been a long time since the club broke through for a win over the Bulldogs.
Georgia holds a dominant 62-12-2 advantage in all-time meetings, and it has won the last 13 in a row in the series. The last victory for the Wildcats came in 2009, a 34-27 road win. Since that point, the Bulldogs have won 10 of 13 by double-digits, including last season’s 16-6 victory in Lexington.
Bulldogs ranked first in the nation as title defense continues
As the quest for a third straight national championship and fourth appearance in the College Football Playoff continues, Georgia hasn’t been quite as dominant as many observers were anticipating. The Bulldogs have convincing wins over non-conference foes UT Martin, Ball State, and UAB, but they had to dig for wins over South Carolina and Auburn in SEC play.
The club is averaging 38.6 points per game and allowing 13. Kentucky is scoring an average of 37 per contest and giving up 15.2. In last week’s road win over Auburn, Georgia found itself in a 10-0 hole at the end of the first quarter before coming back to tie it up at the half. The two clubs traded scores from there, with a Carson Beck-to-Brock Bowers 40-yard TD serving as the difference-maker in a 27-20 victory.
Kentucky vs. Georgia player props
It’s a battle of two strong defensive clubs as both Kentucky and Georgia are ranked in the top 20 in both points and yards allowed. However, the play of the quarterbacks could still prove to be a key factor. Here are the latest Kentucky vs. Georgia player props for the two starting signal callers.
Kentucky QB Devin Leary props vs. Georgia
Through five games, Devin Leary has completed 82 of 142 for 1,129 yards, 10 TDs, and five INTs. The senior transfer out of NC State is not a threat on the ground. Last season for the Wolfpack, he threw for 1,265 yards, 11 touchdowns, and four picks in five games before being shut down with a pectoral injury.
Georgia is allowing an average of 173.8 passing and 113.4 rushing yards per game thus far. In last season’s 16-6 win over the Wildcats, the Bulldogs gave up 206 yards through the air and 89 on the ground. Each side threw an interception in what proved to be a tough defensive battle.
- Devin Leary to throw an interception:
- Devin Leary to score a TD (non-throwing):
- Devin Leary to score the first TD:
Georgia QB Carson Beck props vs. Kentucky
Junior Carson Beck is in his first full year as the starter for the Bulldogs. He’s completed 72.9% of his passes so far while throwing for 1,497 yards, seven TDs, and two INTs. Beck has also rushed for 40 yards and two touchdowns.
Kentucky is allowing an average of 221.4 passing and 75.8 rushing yards per game. In last season’s 10-point loss, the Wildcats held the Bulldogs passing game in check and limited them to 116 yards through the air, but they gave up 247 rushing yards.
- Carson Beck to throw an interception:
- Carson Beck to score a TD (non-throwing):
- Carson Beck to score the first TD:
Kentucky vs. Georgia injury report: Who’s out, who’s starting
The current weather forecast for Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia, is calling for temperatures in the low 60s, moderate winds, and no risk of precipitation. The two clubs are dealing with some injuries on both sides of the ball. Here’s the latest injury report for Kentucky vs. Georgia.
Kentucky Wildcats Week 6 injury update
- WR Barion Brown, questionable, undisclosed
- DL Tre’Vonn Rybka, questionable, shoulder
- RB Jamarion Wilcox, out, hamstring
- RB La’Vell Wright, out, undisclosed
- OL Kenneth Horsey, out, leg
- OL Nikolas Hall, out, undisclosed
- OL Ben Christman, out, undisclosed
Georgia Bulldogs Week 6 injury update
- RB Roderick Robinson II, questionable, ankle
- WR De’nylon Morrisette, questionable, groin
- OL Austin Blaske, questionable, knee
- LB E.J. Lightsey, questionable, back
- TE Pearce Spurlin III, questionable, undisclosed
- OL Amarius Mims, out, ankle
- DL Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins, out, foot
- RB Branson Robinson, out, knee
- TE Lawson Luckie, out, ankle