The Georgia Bulldogs are the brand new No. 1 staff within the nation after Alabama was upset 41-38 at Texas A&M final Saturday as an 18.5 level favourite. Georgia headlines this week’s two High 25 match-ups, and the Bulldogs boast the nation’s No. 1 protection permitting simply 5.5 factors per recreation, 203 yards per recreation and three.4 yards per play.
Georgia performs their fourth ranked staff of the season this week in a battle of ‘Cats vs ‘Dawgs. ESPN GameDay visits Athens to see Georgia deal with the Kentucky Wildcats in a battle of unbeatens and an anticipated defensive duel with the over/beneath set at 44.5 factors. Kentucky performs simply their second highway recreation of the season, and the winner takes sole possession of the highest spot within the SEC East.
Georgia is laying 22 factors because the heavy favourite at Caesars Sportsbook, and different main sportsbooks have Georgia at -21.5.
Saturday, Oct. 16
No. 11 Kentucky at No. 1 Georgia (-22) | 3:30 p.m. | CBS
No. 12 Oklahoma State at No. 25 Texas (-3.5) | 12 p.m. | FOX
Betting traces, totals and moneylines are topic to alter and differ at totally different sportsbooks. This week’s High 25 school soccer traces offered by Caesars Sportsbook.
Others receiving votes: Auburn 106, Clemson 63, Baylor 62, UTSA 22, Mississippi State 7, Kansas State 3, Air Drive 2, Appalachian State 2, Pittsburgh 1
So the shuffling continues within the High 25 with Alabama falling to No. 5 and Iowa transferring as much as No. 2 after a rallying from a 17-3 deficit to take down Penn State 23-20 final week in Iowa Metropolis.
Undefeated Cincinnati strikes as much as No. 3 whereas Oklahoma is No. 4 after the Sooners additionally rallied final week from a 38-20 halftime deficit to take down Texas 55-48. Huge Ten heavyweights Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan are ranked No. 6, 7 and eight on this week’s AP High 25, and all three Huge Ten East groups have a bye this week. No. 10 Michigan State can be within the East division, and the Spartans play at Indiana for homecoming in Bloomington with the Hoosiers rested and prepared off a bye week.
13 groups stay undefeated, and Oklahoma now has the longest energetic profitable streak within the nation at 14 video games.
Whereas Georgia and Kentucky options SEC defensive dominators, the Ole Miss at Tennessee recreation has the very best complete in SEC historical past with an over/beneath of 82.5 factors. That’s up sharply from the opener of 77 factors at Caesars Sportsbook.
Thursday nights school soccer kickoff to the weekend generated important betting motion and a pointy transfer on Memphis that price Caesars and others sportsbooks cash. Memphis beat Navy 35-17 to cowl the opening (-7) and shutting (-11) quantity. However the sportsbooks had been bailed out on the full when the groups mixed for a scoreless fourth quarter with the over/beneath going from 51.5 to 55.5.
“This (was) a really important transfer as a result of it’s gone throughout key numbers,” stated Craig Mucklow, Vice President of Buying and selling for Caesars Sportsbook. “For us to make such a transfer, we had been taking a very good quantity of sharp motion on Memphis and the over.”
Caesars Sportsbook experiences on Friday that the most bet teams by amount of money wagered (deal with) are:
- Oklahoma State (+5 wager right down to +3.5) – 90% of cash
- Florida (-11.5) – 93%
- Alabama (-17) – 89%
- Arkansas (-5) – 86%
- Tennessee (+2.5 from +4) 79%
The Florida at LSU and Kentucky at Georgia video games are producing probably the most betting motion on the Week 7 school soccer card with the SEC video games combining for many of the bets and deal with.
Listed below are some stats, ATS data, evaluation and picks from some public handicappers, newsletters and media analysts for the 2 High 25 match-ups and different key video games producing extra betting motion on Saturday.
Kentucky at Georgia (-21.5)
Each Kentucky and Georgia are undefeated at 6-0, and 5-1 ATS. The winner strikes into sole possession of first place within the SEC East division.
Georgia has performed three ranked groups in its 6-0 begin, and the Bulldogs are profitable video games by a mean of 34 factors per recreation and protecting the unfold by greater than 14 factors per recreation.
Georgia quarterback JT Daniels has missed the final two video games with a strained lat muscle, and he stays questionable once more this week.
Energy Performs: Georgia
The Northcoast Sports activities Energy Performs publication is a stats primarily based publication by Phil Steele and relies on energy rankings. It initiatives a 40-6 Georgia win and highest 4.5* score. These 4.5* picks are 11-5 ATS this season.
The Energy Sweep publication is a well-liked publication of Northcoast Sports activities with extra evaluation, stats and ATS data. It notes that Georgia is outgaining opponents by a mean of 249 yards per recreation and holding opponents to 206 yards per recreation beneath their common whereas Kentucky is holding opponents to 106 yards per recreation beneath their common. The posted complete on the sport is simply 44.5 factors.
Oklahoma State at Texas (-3.5)
Texas comes off the shootout loss to rival Oklahoma, 55-48. The Longhorns blew a 38-20 halftime lead, and now return to Austin to deal with an undefeated Oklahoma State staff rested and prepared off a bye week. Texas is averaging 52 factors per recreation since Casey Thompson took over at quarterback following the Week 2 loss to Arkansas, and he’s averaged 10.0 yards per cross try. Thompson had 5 landing passes final week in opposition to Oklahoma, however he’ll now face the hardest secondary up to now of Oklahoma State and Thompson did wrestle in opposition to one other strong secondary on the highway at TCU. However Thompson has star RB Bijon Roberson to lean on, and he leads the Huge 12 in speeding with almost 800 yards and eight touchdowns.
The Longhorns balanced offense each runs and passes for not less than 235 yards per recreation and is among the many best within the nation at 8.32 yards per play with Thompson at quarterback.
Kenny White – Underneath 60
Kenny is an influence rankings knowledgeable, handicapper and former Las Vegas oddsmaker. He notes in his Sports activities Insider publication that Texas has an influence score of 119.5 (seventh within the nation) and Oklahoma State is 112. Texas has a 6-point home-field benefit, making the mathematics line Longhorns -13.5. The scenario favors Oklahoma State off a bye, and the emotional downer for Texas off the rivalry loss comes into play. However Texas is on a run of 18-2 SU and 14-6 ATS of their subsequent recreation following the Crimson River Rivalry and showdown in opposition to Oklahoma.
Kenny White provides that he prefers the sport to remain beneath the full, and that the Longhorns protection just isn’t as unhealthy as their stats counsel and Texas has performed some stronger offensive groups. Oklahoma State’s power is its protection, which ranks high 15 within the nation in yards per play allowed at simply 4.6. However the Cowboys offense has struggled and averaged simply 5.2 yards per play whereas the Longhorns offense is balanced and environment friendly rating high 10 within the nation in yards per play at 7.0 and piling up 480 yards per recreation.
Different High 25 Video games and Picks
Purdue at No. 2 Iowa (-11.5)
Energy Sweep: Purdue (Underdog Recreation of the Week)
Playbook: Purdue (4*)
No. 18 Arizona State at Utah (pk ‘em)
Playbook: Arizona State (5*)
No. 13 Ole Miss at Tennessee (+2.5)
Playbook: Tennessee (3*)
Marc Lawrence’s Playbook Sports publication is 6-0 on its 3* school soccer finest bets this season and 12-4 ATS total. This week’s 3* is on Tennessee as a brief dwelling underdog in opposition to No. 13 Ole Miss.
The Playbook Sports activities publication additionally has a handicapping part referred to as “Betcha Didn’t Know” with ATS data aligning sure conditions and parameters. These performs are 6-1 ATS this season and requires Tennessee to tug the mini dwelling upset over Mississippi. The scenario performs in opposition to a highway favourite off a win if the staff permits not less than 30 factors per recreation and not less than 60 factors of their final two video games. There are different parameters, however the conditions in opposition to Ole Miss are 14-35 and 11-29 ATS together with 3-20 ATS within the first half of the season. The road opened -4 favoring Ole Miss, however is right down to -2.5. The moneyline on Tennessee to win the sport outright is +120 ($10 to win $12 or $100 to win $120).
ESPN School GameDay will probably be in Athens for the Georgia and Kentucky recreation, and people two groups have a bye subsequent week. So does Texas, and regardless of the road transfer and more cash on Oklahoma State, I favor Longhorns to Hook ‘em and get the house win and canopy the purpose unfold.
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