2019 SEC Championship Game Betting Odds, Picks & Prediction: Can Georgia Slow Down Unstoppable LSU Offense?
Brett Davis, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Jake Fromm
- Odds for the 2019 SEC Championship Game have settled in, as LSU is now a 7-point betting favorite over Georgia at most United States sportsbooks.
- The line sat at LSU -7 for most of the week before dropping to -6.5 at some shops prior kickoff. The total is 57.
- See our experts' picks for Georgia vs. LSU below.
2019 SEC Championship Odds & Picks, LSU vs. Georgia
- Odds: LSU -7
- Over/Under: 55.5
- Time: Saturday, 4 p.m. ET
- TV: CBS
- Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Could there be too more opposite teams from a matchup perspective in this year’s SEC Championship Game?
Nope. And that’s what could make it so fun.
The high-flying LSU offense led by Heisman favorite Joe Burrow takes on Georgia and its stingy defense at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Saturday afternoon.
LSU seems like a lock for the College Football Playoff no matter the result Saturday, while Georgia will likely clinch a spot with a victory.
Odds as of Friday afternoon and via DraftKings, where Action Network users get a risk-free bet up to $200 and a deposit bonus of up to $500.
LSU vs. Georgia Line Movement
There hasn’t been a whole lot of movement on this spread since it opened, at least for books that waited out the earliest release.
By Sunday evening, the consensus spread was up to -7, and while it’s seen both sides of that number since, they lasted only briefly. Even giving a full touchdown, LSU has been the overwhelmingly more popular bet, drawing 72% of bets and 73% of money. — Danny Donahue
Collin Wilson: The Two Best Units in College Football?
The focus of this game should be on two of the best units in college football — LSU’s offense and Georgia’s defense.
The Bulldogs will pose the stiffest test to LSU’s offense this entire season. Georgia will limit the Tigers in rushing success and pass explosiveness with multiple looks to confuse Burrow.
The Bulldogs are also first in the nation in defensive finishing drives, allowing just 3.55 points to opponents visiting the red zone. Georgia is top 10 in opponent third-down conversions, passing touchdowns and yards per play. — Collin Wilson
The Other Side of the Ball Is Where LSU-Georgia Will Be Decided
While one side of the ball is strength on strength, the other is weakness on weakness, at least relatively.
But LSU has regrouped on defense, holding Arkansas, Texas A&M and Ole Miss to just 13 total points in the first half.
The Tigers are top 20 in success rate defensively, complimented by a rank of 14th in defensive havoc and 19th in opponent red zone scoring.
The renewed interest in defense could be an issue for a Georgia offense that may be without its top skill position players. — Collin Wilson
Can Georgia Do Anything on Offense?
Wide receiver Lawrence Cager, Georgia’s leader in receptions and yards, is doubtful for the remainder of the season after surgery. George Pickens, the Bulldogs second leading receiver, is suspended for the first half after an unsportsmanlike penalty for fighting with Georgia Tech.