College Football Pick Tennessee at Georgia 10-09-2010

October 9, 2010


Tennessee Volunteers at Georgia Bulldogs

Saturday October 9th, 2010 12:21 PM EST

Line: Georgia -11


Tennessee and Georgia have started off the year with a disappointing start. The Bulldogs have one only one game this season. They have had a rough start to the season, but so does everyone in the SEC. Tennessee has come away with two victories and one of their losses was to LSU by only two points last week. Georgia has had disappointing losses this year. It is evident they are not the team they were only a few years ago. Will home field advantage really make them an 11 point victor?

Keys to the Game:

  • Despite their losses, Aaron Murray has produced at quarterback for Georgia. He has thrown eight touchdowns and three interceptions. Putting up 1100 yards and limiting turnovers usually results in a win, but he can’t do it all. It obviously helps to have A.J. Green back in the line up. Green is a first round talent and the the Vols are going to have their hands full. None of the Tennessee defenders are going to be able to cover Green, as he is huge, physical, and fast. The specimen is going to get his numbers. If Tennessee can limit production elsewhere, his impact may go unnoticed.
  • Georgia better have an answer for Tauren Poole. He broke for 109 yards against LSU. If he gets going, he gives his team a shot at being competitive, even against a superior team. LSU escaped, but Georgia may not be so lucky. If they want to keep Tennessee in check, they will need to limit Poole’s production.
  • Kris Durham and Tevarres King have filled in nicely for A.J. Green. This is great for the Bulldogs. Now that he returns, they know they have three dangerous weapons to throw the ball to. If this game gets out of control, the receiving trio is going to be at the forefront of the Georgia offense. Tennessee will do well to get a jam on the receivers at the line and limit their productivity deep down the field.

Wrap up:

An 11 points spread means one team is going to dominate the other. They are heavily favored and usually are ranked. In this case, the Bulldogs haven’t beaten anyone except UL Monroe. They haven’t done anything to this point. I’m not impressed by their team. Tennessee was competitive against a good LSU team. If Georgia goes into this one acting like they are 11 point favorites, they will lose outright. I think this one is going to come down to a field goal or last second drive. Tennessee is easily going to cover.

Free NCAA Football Pick: Tennessee +11

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