2017 SEC Championship Game Odds & Pick: Georgia vs. Auburn

Posted by Derrick Harper on November 30, 2017 in

In Atlanta on Saturday – the SEC Champion will be crowned in College Football. The SEC Championship Game Odds favorite Auburn Tigers are one of the hottest teams in the country and will take on the Georgia Bulldogs. This is a rematch of the game played in early November, where the Tigers smashed the Georgia Bulldogs.

The Georgia Bulldogs are 11-1 on the season, with that lone loss coming to Auburn. The Tigers are 6th in the latest rankings, behind Alabama, who will not play this weekend. The Auburn Tigers are 10-2 and come into the game 2nd in the rankings. Auburn has losses to Clemson and LSU this season. The Auburn Tigers are -2.5 over the Georgia Bulldogs.

2017 SEC Championship Game Odds & Pick: Georgia vs. Auburn

  • When: Saturday, December 2 at 4 PM EST
  • Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: 750 WSB (Georgia) / 94.3 FM (Auburn)
  • Live Stream: Watch ESPN
  • SEC Championship Game Odds: Auburn -2.5 (Over/Under at 48)

Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 17°C/63°F
  • Humidity: 60%
  • Precipitation: 7%
  • Cloud Cover: 44%
  • Wind: 5 mph N
  • Stadium Type: Retractable

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Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Georgia Bulldogs lead 7-3
  • Score: Georgia Bulldogs 28.40 / Auburn Tigers 20.30
  • Rush Yards: Georgia Bulldogs 171.20 / Auburn Tigers 171.20
  • Pass Attempts: Georgia Bulldogs 25.90 / Auburn Tigers 24.90
  • Completion Percentage: Georgia Bulldogs 61.39 / Auburn Tigers 58.63
  • Passing Yards: Georgia Bulldogs 212.00 / Auburn Tigers 162.50
  • Total Yards: Georgia Bulldogs 383.2 / Auburn Tigers 333.7
  • Turnovers: Georgia Bulldogs 0.60 / Auburn Tigers 1.60

Why consider the Bulldogs SEC Championship Odds?

The Georgia Bulldogs are led by Kirby Smart, who was with Alabama during a couple of their national title runs. The Bulldogs were solid all season long, scoring more than 35 points per game, but allowing just 13.8 per game. The Bulldogs were one of the top rushing teams in America with 265 yards per game.

Georgia has a duo of running backs that continue to shine. Nick Chubb and Sony Michel are averaging nearly 260 yards per game, with Chubb finishing the season with nearly 1,100 yards and 13 touchdowns. The Bulldogs finished first place in the SEC – East, ahead of South Carolina by two games.

Team Statistics

Offense

  • Average Score For: 35.50
  • Total Yards: 434.67
  • Rush Yards: 265.67
  • Passing Yards: 169.00

Defense

  • Average Score Against: 13.75
  • Total Yards: 271.92
  • Rush Yards: 112.50
  • Passing Yards: 159.42

Why consider the Tigers SEC Championship Game Odds?

The Auburn Tigers are led by head coach Gene Chizik, and the Tigers have won their last five games. During the two losses, the Tigers scored just 14.5 points per game and allowed 20.5. Altogether, Auburn scored nearly 37 points per game and allowed just over 16 per game.

The Tigers are favorites at the SEC Championship Game Odds.

The offense for Auburn runs through quarterback Jarrett Stidham. The former Baylor signal caller tossed for 2,682 yards and 16 touchdowns. Kerryon Johnson had a big season as the lead running back for the Tigers and is questionable for this game with an injury. He finished with 1,276 rushing yards.

Team Statistics

Offense

  • Average Score For: 36.67
  • Total Yards: 470.25
  • Rush Yards: 237.67
  • Passing Yards: 232.58

Defense

  • Average Score Against: 16.42
  • Total Yards: 309.00
  • Rush Yards: 126.00
  • Passing Yards: 183.00

Latest SEC Championship Odds Trends

  • Auburn is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Georgia
  • Auburn is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Auburn’s last 9 games
  • Georgia is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Georgia is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Georgia’s last 7 games

Expert Pick and Prediction

The Georgia Bulldogs are looking for revenge and that is what they are going to get. Auburn is ranked 2nd right now, but with their third loss – they will drop out. Georgia is not guaranteed to get into the College Football Playoffs with a win, but many think they should jump over Alabama if they do win.

The best case for the SEC is that Oklahoma loses, and then they would possibly get two teams into the College Football Playoff with Alabama and the winner of this game going. Look for the Georgia Bulldogs to win this game. The final bet for this game on Saturday is the Georgia Bulldogs +3 over the Auburn Tigers.