Georgia football favored at LSU’s storied ‘Death Valley’ in day game
ATHENS — Georgia football has opened as an 8 1/2-point favorite at LSU in the much-anticipated showdown in Baton Rouge on Saturday, according to VegasInsider.com’s BetOnline.
The No. 2-ranked Bulldogs (6-0, 4-0 SEC) kick off at 3:30 p.m. (EDT) against the No. 13-ranked Tigers (5-1, 2-1) in Death Valley. The 102,321 facility is also known as Tiger Stadium. The game will be televised by CBS and can be heard on WSB radio (95.5 FM, 750 AM).
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Georgia has been favored in all of its football games, most recently covering as a 26-point favorite over Vanderbilt in last Saturday’s 41-13 win.
LSU was a 1-point favorite in its road game at Florida, but the Gators pulled out a 27-19 victory.
Saturday’s game marks the third time the Tigers have been an underdog this season.
In the other two games, LSU beat Miami (-3) straight up, 33-17, and topped favored Auburn (-10) by a 22-21 count on the road.
LSU is 3-3 against the spread this season, just like Georgia.
The Bulldogs have been favored all of their games, including road trips to South Carolina (-9), a 41-17 win, and Missouri (-14.5), a 43-29 victory.
Editors note: When VegasInsider and BetOnline originally posted a spread for the Georgia-LSU game, it was 6 1/2 points, but the site quickly changed the opening line to 8 1/2 points.
Other SEC Games
Florida (-10) at Vanderbilt
Tennessee at Auburn (-19 1/2)
Texas A&M at South Carolina, TBD
Missouri at Alabama (-29 1/2)
Ole Miss (-7 1/2) at Arkansas