In one of the most anticipated college football matchups of the season, the LSU Tigers and Georgia Bulldogs will square off for the SEC championship on Saturday.
Georgia comes into the game with playoff aspirations, while LSU is aiming to secure a spot in one of the year’s marquee bowl games.
Here, we break down the SEC Championship Game and give our best LSU vs Georgia prediction for the contest.
LSU Tigers vs. Georgia Bulldogs
Looking at the college football stats for the LSU vs Georgia rivalry, the Tigers hold the all-time advantage in the series.
They have gone 18-13-1 against Georgia all-time and hold a current two-game win streak over their opponent for this week.
Of course, these teams play in opposite divisions in the SEC, so they do not see each other as often as they would if they were on the same side of the conference.
LSU’s Last Game
The last time these two teams met on the college football schedule was the 2019 season when the LSU Tigers got the better of the Georgia Bulldogs.
That game was also an SEC Championship Game, with the Tigers winning 37-10 en route to the national championship.
Joe Burrow threw for four touchdown passes in that game, as the LSU offense was a juggernaut for the entirety of that season.
Of course, that game happened before Georgia broke through and won a national championship of their own under Kirby Smart.
Georgia’s Last Game
Since then, Georgia has had the best defense in all of college football on a consistent basis.
If the Tigers are going to come away with a win in this SEC Championship Game, they will need to overcome an improved Georgia defense.
LSU vs. Georgia Betting Analysis
Georgia Betting Analysis
Coming into the SEC Championship Game, the Georgia Bulldogs find themselves at the top of the NCAAF standings at this point in the season.
They are ranked number one coming into this game by the College Football Playoff selection committee, as they are a perfect 12-0 thus far.
A look at the Georgia Bulldogs stats makes it clear that they are a defensive juggernaut, as they have allowed just 11 points per game through their first 12 games.
LSU Betting Analysis
On the LSU side, meanwhile, the Tigers are coming off of a 9-3 regular season that concluded with a loss on the road against Texas A&M.
LSU’s season was full of incredible feats, such as beating Alabama, but their lack of consistent play this season has cost them a shot at the College Football Playoff even if they do win this game.
Jayden Daniels has thrown just two interceptions this season, though, and will hope for another clean game to help his team beat the Georgia defense.
Of course, for Daniels to play well on Saturday, he also needs to play in the first place. Looking at the college football injuries coming into this game,
Daniels is questionable with an ankle injury. That injury could eliminate any chance of LSU coming away with a win in this game, in a game where they are substantial underdogs anyway.
As far as college football point spreads go, this is not one of the bigger numbers on the board for the season, but it is one of the bigger numbers on the board for conference championship weekend.
Georgia is a huge favorite coming into this contest, with the LSU Tigers odds suggesting that a win is highly unlikely.
However, we have seen bigger upsets this season, and it is far from impossible that they win the game based on these odds.
LSU vs. Georgia Betting Pick and Prediction
The first LSU vs Georgia prediction on our radar is the under 51 points for the contest. Georgia’s defense is the best in college football, and that will set the tone for the game.
Meanwhile, LSU will have to play elite defense in order for the team to have a chance to win this game, and we should see that happen as well.
Who to Bet On?
Our second LSU vs Georgia prediction is to back the underdog Tigers plus the 17.5 points for the game. Georgia should come away with the win, but this game should be a lot closer than this number indicates.
Expect Daniels to play at quarterback for the Tigers, who will keep this one within two possessions.
NCAAF Pick: Under 51 (-110)
NCAAF Pick: LSU +17.5 (-110)