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Bettor vs. best: Georgia given little chance over LSU for SEC title

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Not to get all gamble-y on this funky Friday, but the point spread for the LSU-Georgia game for all the SEC marbles that opened at 10 has risen to 14.

That is quite a leap, especially in a game involving two champions. (Do not pinch yourself, Bulldawg Nation. Your team did indeed win the SEC East.)

The dramatic shift of the spread clearly states that the public overwhelmingly anticipates a decisive win for the participant ranked No. 1 in the nation (as opposed to the other team, ranked first in its state.)

It is difficult to imagine a Georgia victory. The tailbacks situation has been so upsetting all season that coach Mark Richt wished not to entertain questions about it this week. This at Tailback U? Hard to envision the Dawgs scoring enough to stay apace.

It is not difficult to foresee a close game. Georgia's defense has been stout of late, and wacky coordinator Todd Grantham is surely playing every no-respect card in the deck to fire up his forces.

Untimately, it might not matter, given the magic that Les Miles has created in Baton Rouge. Quarterback Jordan Jefferson is a district attorney office's close call away from being charged with a felony for a bar fight, which would have ended his career. Now, after languishing on the bench, he becomes a starter late in the season despite a disappointing past and is running the offense like a Manning.

Georgia's best bet is LSU arriving with a slight lack of motivation, secure in the knowledge that a loss still likely advances the Tigers to the BCS Championship. Even so, it is not enough to hang your hat on.

Nor bet the house on.

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