Georgia Vs. Kentucky: College Football Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – October 16, 2021

Written By Staff on October 16, 2021

Two of the nation’s toughest defenses square off when the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs (6-0, 4-0 SEC) take college football’s first-ranked scoring defense into a matchup with the No. 11 Kentucky Wildcats (6-0, 4-0 SEC), who have the No. 19 scoring defense. The Bulldogs (-21.5) host the Wildcats (+1077 on the moneyline to win) on October 16, 2021 at 3:30 PM ET. A total of 44 points has been set for the matchup.

Before placing a bet on this game, take a look at this article to find the best available odds and everything else you need to know about the matchup — including key metrics, betting trends, team and player stats and more.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 16, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See the table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Georgia Vs. Kentucky Betting Odds

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Georgia Offense Vs. Kentucky Defense

Bulldogs Offense Stats (Rank) Wildcats Defense
39.8 (12) Points/Gm 17.5 (19)
432.5 (45) Yards/Gm 305.0 (21)
235.3 (59) Pass Yards/Gm 193.7 (34)
197.2 (33) Rush Yards/Gm 111.3 (30)
9.6 (11) Yards/Pass 5.8 (10)
4.7 (43) Yards/Rush 3.4 (31)
48.7% (17) 3rd Down % 39.8% (84)
7 (71) Turnovers 4 (106)
3 (12) Sacks 12 (18)

Kentucky Offense Vs. Georgia Defense

Kentucky Offense Stats (Rank) Georgia Defense
31.0 (53) Points/Gm 5.5 (1)
410.0 (56) Yards/Gm 199.5 (2)
197.7 (95) Pass Yards/Gm 136.8 (4)
212.3 (25) Rush Yards/Gm 62.7 (4)
8.4 (36) Yards/Pass 5.1 (1)
5.5 (12) Yards/Rush 2.1 (2)
45.2% (32) 3rd Down % 27.6% (7)
11 (117) Turnovers 10 (14)
6 (43) Sacks 15 (6)

When Georgia Has The Ball

  • The Wildcats allow third-down conversions on 39.8% of their opponents’ attempts (84th in the FBS). The Bulldogs have a 48.7% third-down conversion rate, which ranks 17th in college football.
  • Georgia has committed seven turnovers, 57th-highest in the FBS, while Kentucky has forced four turnovers (22nd-fewest in college football).
  • The Bulldogs’ 235.3 passing yards per game ranks 59th in the FBS. The Wildcats’ defense allows 193.7 through the air (34th in college football).
  • Georgia is 45th in college football, racking up 432.5 yards per game, while Kentucky ranks 21st in yards allowed (305.0).

When Kentucky Has The Ball

  • The Wildcats have committed the 11th-most turnovers in college football (11), and are facing the 14th-ranked team in terms of turnovers forced, the Bulldogs (10).
  • Kentucky averages 197.7 passing yards per game (95th in the FBS). It plays the Bulldogs’ defense which ranks fourth, giving up 136.8 yards per game through the air.
  • The Wildcats average 410.0 yards per game to rank 56th in the FBS. They play a Bulldogs defense ranked second, allowing 199.5 yards per game.
  • Kentucky’s offense is 53rd in the FBS at 31.0 points per game. It will be up against Georgia’s defense which gives up 5.5 per game (first in college football).

Georgia Betting Trends And Insights

  • Georgia has won five games against the spread this season, while failing to cover once.
  • The Bulldogs have been favored by 21.5 points or more three times this season, and covered the spread in two of those games.
  • So far this season, three out of Georgia’s six games have gone over the point total.
  • In four games this season, Georgia and its opponents have scored more than 44 combined points.
  • The Bulldogs have yet to lose when playing as the moneyline favorite this season, going 4-0.

Kentucky Betting Trends And Insights

  • Kentucky has compiled a 5-1-0 ATS record so far this season.
  • A total of four Kentucky games this season have gone over the point total.
  • Kentucky has played four games this season that finished with a combined score higher than 44 points.
  • The Wildcats won the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season.

Georgia Players To Watch

  • Stetson Bennett leads his team with 746 passing yards (149.2 per game) and has a 69.4% completion percentage (43-of-62), throwing eight touchdown passes and two interceptions. He also has 126 rushing yards on 16 carries, averaging 25.2 yards per game.
  • Zamir White has run for a team-leading 354 yards on 71 attempts (59.0 yards per game) while scoring six touchdowns.
  • So far this year James Cook has run for 245 yards on 41 carries (40.8 ypg), with two rushing touchdowns.
  • This season Brock Bowers has 20 catches and leads the team with 315 yards (63.0 per game) while hauling in four touchdowns.
  • Ladd McConkey has contributed with 16 receptions for 280 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Jermaine Burton is averaging 44.8 yards per game, racking up 13 receptions for 224 yards and two touchdowns.

Kentucky Players To Watch

  • Will Levis has passed for 1,134 yards while completing 64.4% of his throws (87-of-135), with 11 touchdowns and six interceptions (189.0 yards per game). He’s also rushed 40 times for 163 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 27.2 yards per game.
  • Christopher Rodriguez Jr. has taken 120 carries for a team-leading 767 rushing yards (127.8 yards per game) while scoring six touchdowns.
  • Kavosiey Smoke has run for 253 yards on 45 carries (42.2 yards per game), with one touchdown on the ground this year.
  • Wandale Robinson has 37 catches, leading his team with 527 yards (87.8 ypg) while scoring four touchdowns this season.
  • Josh Ali has tacked on 17 catches for 248 yards and one touchdown this year. He averages 49.6 receiving yards per game.
  • This season Isaiah Epps is averaging 44.0 yards per game, with seven catches for 132 yards and one touchdown.

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