- Georgia faces Tennessee in a Week 10 matchup between two undefeated SEC teams
- Opening Georgia vs Tennessee odds list the Bulldogs as 11.5-point home favorites
- Read below for the full opening Georgia vs Tennessee odds, plus projected line movement
Opening odds have been released for a pivotal Week 10 SEC showdown between No. 1 Georgia and No. 3 Tennessee. ESPN’s College Gameday will be on the scene in Athens on Saturday for this matchup between two undefeated programs.
The opening Georgia vs Tennessee odds list the Bulldogs as 11.5-point home favorites. Money has already come in on the underdog, dropping the line to -9.5 and -9, depending on which sportsbook you look at.
Let’s take an early look at the Georgia vs Tennessee odds and predict the line movement.
Opening Georgia vs Tennessee Odds
|Tennessee Vols||+11.5 (-110)||TBD||TBD|
|Georgia Bulldogs||-11.5 (-110)||TBD||TBD|
Odds as of Oct. 30th at DraftKings. Use the DraftKings Sportsbook promo code to make your bet.
Kickoff for Georgia vs Tennessee is 3:30 pm EST on Saturday, November 5th. CBS will carry the broadcast.
Bulldogs Chew Up Gators
Georgia continued it’s dominance over its biggest SEC East rival with a 42-20 victory over Florida on Saturday. Daijun Edwards and Kenny McIntosh each rushed for two scores to keep UGA undefeated at 8-0.
Georgia dominated the first half, but Florida actually scored the first 17 points of the third quarter to make it a one-possession game. The Bulldogs responded with back-to-back TD drives to secure the victory.
UGA head coach Kirby Smart wasn’t happy with his team’s play in the third quarter, saying “We have to keep getting better, like, we’re not there”. The Bulldogs had three turnovers in the game, plus four penalties for 40 yards.
Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett led the team to a national title, but he’s been struggling this year. The former walk-on QB only completed 50% of his passes and threw two interceptions vs Florida.
Georgia’s biggest asset entering the Tennessee showdown is its defense. The Bulldogs lead the SEC in total defense, allowing just 262.6 yards and 10.5 points per game.
Vols Dominate Wildcats
Tennessee played possibly its most complete game of the season in a 44-6 victory over Kentuck in Week 9. The Vols outgained the Wildcats 422-205 in total yards to advance to 8-0 on the season.
New Heisman favorite Hendon Hooker threw for 245 yards and three scores, and rushed for an additional TD, while the UT defense sacked Kentucky QB Will Levis four times and forced two interceptions.
The Vols got star wide receiver Cedric Tillman back from injury in the game vs Florida, but it was Jalin Hyatt who stole the show in Gainesville. The breakout junior had two more receiving TDs to break the single-season school record (14).
Tennesse is off to its best start since winning the National Championship in 1988, and they’ll need another complete game in Week 10 if they want to duplicate that magical 13-0 season from back in the day.
Georgia-Tennessee Injury Report
There are some injuries to note heading into the Tennessee vs Georgia showdown. As mentioned above, Tillman is back healthy and should play vs UGA. The senior caught four passes for 22 yards after missing the past four games due to ankle surgery.
— Reece Van Haaften (@Reece_VH) October 29, 2022
While the Vols are healthy on offense, the same doesn’t apply for defense. Starting cornerback Warren Burrell is out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery, while CB’s Kamal Hadden and Christian Charles also missed the Kentucky game with injuries.
Tennesse did get back senior safety Jaylen McCollough on Saturday, which is pivotal entering the Georgia showdown. The senior had missed the past two games after being charged with aggravated assault.
— Ric Butler (@Ric_Butler) October 29, 2022
On the Georgia side, the big injury of note is to starting edge rusher Nolan Smith. Smith exited the game vs Florida with what appears to be a shoulder injury. Kirby Smart said post-game he believes it could be a separated shoulder, but doesn’t know the severity.
Georgia is also a bit banged up on the offense line, as Xavier Truss is battling a toe injury, while Amarius Mims exited the game in the fourth quarter with an apparent leg injury. Smart said post-game that it’s “a slight MCL for Mims” but will know more in the coming days.
Georgia vs Tennessee Expected Line Movement
This is the second time this season that Tennessee has opened as the underdog against a fellow undefeated SEC team. The first time was Week 7 vs Alabama when the Vols were 7-point underdogs.
Given how well Tenneesse performed against Alabama, the majority of money is likely to come in on the underdog in Week 10. The Vols also feature the Heisman favorite at quarterback, while Bennett has been underwhelming for Georgia.
Hendon Hooker tonight:
• 245 YDS
• 3 TD
• 1 RUSH TD
The Volunteers QB is now the new favorite to win the Heisman 👀🔥 pic.twitter.com/B73nUYfrCc
— NFL Rookie Watch (@NFLRookieWatxh) October 30, 2022
Tennessee is the betting public’s new favorite team, especially with its stellar 7-1 ATS record. Georgia is only 4-4 ATS and their biggest win (vs Oregon) came all the way back in Week 1. That Alabama-Tennesse game is much fresher in the minds of bettors.
The Georgia vs Tennesse betting line already got slammed immediately after opening, and there’s a chance it will move further in UT’s direction. Bet Tennessee now if you like the underdog to cover, but wait it out if you think Georgia takes care of business in Athens.