Of all the games on the college football slate this weekend, Kentucky’s game against Georgia has received a lot of the early gambling action.
And almost all of it has been on Georgia.
The line opened at -13 early in the week and has already moved to -17 in some places with the (-115) odds leaning toward being 17.5 or higher by the end of the day. The Action Network tracker found that 86% of the money placed on the game is on the Georgia side, and 88% of the bets went the same way. Las Vegas will be a Kentucky fan come noon tomorrow.
Expert predictor Phil Steele has Georgia by three touchdowns as one of his star plays of the week in his subscription-based Power Sweep betting newsletter. Phil made this prediction before UK handed over the starting job to Joey Gatewood.
Then there’s gambling experts Stanford Steve and the Bear from the podcast of the same name, both exhausted by the Georgia love, they say, but still taking the Dawgs to cover against Kentucky.
Here’s another stat going against Kentucky: Under Kirby Smart, Georgia is 7-3 ATS the spread after a loss and 5-2 ATS after a bye. Smart’s Georgia is coming off a bye week and a loss to Alabama before that.
It’s still Go Cats over here though.