The LSU football team takes on the Georgia football team in the SEC Championship in a game that will have a large impact on the College Football Playoff.
The LSU football team has overcome every hurdle thrown their way this season and has been nothing short of remarkable. The Tigers are looking to head into the College Football Playoff with a 13-0 record as they take on fourth-ranked Georgia in the SEC Championship.
It definitely is easy to be confident if you are an LSU fan. The team has already beaten four top-10 opponents this season and Georgia presents a similar task. Some may even mistake Georgia as an easier task because of the team’s loss against South Carolina.
While that loss does hurt their ranking and is the reason why they are ranked fourth, this is a dang good team that can defeat the LSU Tigers. Georgia has impressive wins as well over Notre Dame, Florida and Auburn, Florida and Auburn being teams that LSU beat as well.
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The thing that makes Georgia dangerous is their defense. The Bulldog defense is second in the nation in opponents points per game, allowing just 9.8 points per game. Yes, there are some cream puffs in that schedule but there are some great ranked teams as well that could have disrupted that number.
The Bulldogs held Notre Dame to 17 points, Florida to 17 points and Auburn to 14 points. The most points a team has scored against Georgia came in the team’s loss when South Carolina scored 20.
This is the unmovable object vs the unstoppable force. The Georgia Bulldogs have not played an offense like LSU, which ranks second in the country in points per game at 47.2. While Georgia outlasted ranked teams with their defense, LSU did it with their offense.
LSU scored 45 against Texas, 42 against Florida, 23 against Auburn and 46 against Alabama. The Tigers scored 40 or more points in 10 of their 12 games with the lowest scoring game being the 23-point affair against Auburn.
This is easily the most compelling conference championship game and Vegas is in LSU’s corner with the Tigers being the home team and the higher-ranked team. According to the Action Network, the Tigers are currently seven-point favorites over Georgia and the total is 54.5 points.
If I were to bet this game I would bet Georgia +7 and the under, which might seem absurd to do in an LSU game.
I think this game is going to look closer to the Auburn game than the Alabama game. The Georgia defense will be able to limit, but not stop, Joe Burrow and the LSU football team’s offense and the raucous LSU crowd will play a factor in limiting Georgia’s offense.
Plus, every game against a ranked opponent for both of these teams has been a close game.
I do think that the LSU football team gets the victory in this game, narrowly, and it will butt right up against the total but will fall on the under.
My final score prediction for this game is LSU 27, Georgia 21. LSU wins by six, Georgia covers and the point total finishes at 48.