1. Brock Bowers over 58.5 receiving yards (-114 on FanDuel)
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It’s not a great bet on any of Georgia’s running backs to score because of how by-committee they are. Stetson Bennett is highly efficient, but UGA’s style and Tennessee football’s newly improved secondary also makes it difficult to know if Bennett will hit that 290.5 passing yards mark.
However, a great bet is Brock Bowers. When the Vols have issues in the secondary, it often comes back to defending the tight ends specifically, and even if they’re better now, they aren’t improved enough to completely shut that down. As a result, the one Georgia bet to go all in on in this game is Bowers, as he’ll go off.
Bowers has 31 catches for 547 yards on the year. He just had five catches for 154 yards against the Florida Gators, and he’s gone over this 58.5 mark in four of the eight gamed the Dawgs have played this year. In a fifth game, he hit the 57-yard mark. If UT makes this a game, and they will, UGA will be forced to throw it more. That means more reliance on Bowers.
Linebackers for Tennessee football are much better in coverage this year than they were last year thanks to Juwan Mitchell’s return and Aaron Beasley’s development, but they still have issues, particularly with Jeremy Banks primarily being a run stopper. That opens the door for tight ends, and with Bowers, a tight end, as Georgia’s leading receiver, he’ll go off.