Georgia to topple LSU: 2022 SEC Championship Game Picks

  • Georgia (12-0) is a 17-point home favorite over LSU (9-3) in the last week of the college football season 
  • LSU is just one of two SEC teams the Bulldogs have not defeated since Kirby Smart started coaching in 2016
  • The 2022 SEC Championship Game airs on CBS this Saturday at 4 pm E.T.

The SEC Championship Game lost much of its luster on Saturday night as No. 5 LSU fell to Texas A&M 38-23. A victory would have set up a win-and-in scenario for the Tigers this weekend. But, instead, Brian Kelly’s club has no hope of making the four-team College Football Playoff.

Will the defending national champions in Georgia be motivated to remain undefeated and claim its first SEC title since 2017? Before we check the odds for this Saturday’s contest, here’s where your can find the latest NCAAF betting opportunities and our guide to betting on the 2022 NCAAF National Championship.

Georgia (1) vs LSU (5)

BetOnline ReviewSpreadMoney LineTotal Points
LSU+17 (-108)Ov 49.5(-110)
Georgia-17 (-112)Un 49.5 (-110)

Georgia looks to stay unbeaten

While the Bulldogs will compete in the College Football Playoff no matter what happens on Saturday, there are a few things to play for. One, Georgia lost to Alabama in the 2021 SEC Championship Game before going on to win the national title. So, there is motivation for this year’s team to accomplish something last season’s couldn’t.

Defeating LSU would allow Kirby Smart to avenge a 37-10 blowout loss to Joe Burrow and the Tigers in the 2019 SEC title game. It would also give the Dawgs coach his first career win against LSU. That said, Smart is 2-0 against Brian Kelly all-time, defeating him twice while he was at Notre Dame.

LSU falls to Texas Tech

Texas A&M handed the Tigers a 38-23 beatdown on Saturday. It was surprising result since the Aggies’ previous season high was 31. And that LSU’s defense had been solid all year, allowing only 20 points per game. With the devastating loss, Brian Kelly’s team now has three losses on the year.

Not a terrible first year on the sidelines by any means, but disappointing all the same. Before Saturday, LSU looked to have an inside track of returning to the CFP tournament for the first time since it’s national championship season in 2019.

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Bulldogs vs Tigers

No. 1 Georgia is a 17-point favorite over LSU in Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The Bulldogs are entering championship weekend with an unbeaten record for the second-straight season. And there’s little evidence to suggest that the Tigers can mount much of a challenge.

Quarterback Stetson Bennett threw two TD passes in a 37-14 demolishing of Georgia Tech on Saturday. They also outrushed them 264-40. That doesn’t bode well for a Tigers team that allowed Texas A&M’s Devon Achane to run for 215 yards and two touchdowns.

Best Bet

The Bulldogs are No. 11 in the nation in scoring offense and first in scoring defense (11.09 points per game). They’re also No. 3 in run defense and No. 5 in total defense. All this despite losing eight defensive starters off last year’s team, and five first rounders, to the NFL Draft.

Georgia is easily 17 points better than LSU, so the only question is motivation. While the Bulldogs have already clinched a CFP spot, there’s no way Kirby Smart wants to lose his third-consecutive SEC Championship Game. His players will also relish the opportunity to finish the college football campaign a perfect 15-0.

Take Georgia to cover with the OVER 49.5. Final Score Prediction: Georgia 35, LSU 17

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