ATHENS — Georgia football opened game week as a 19 1/2-point favorite over Vanderbilt, and the line had climbed to 21 points by Monday morning, per the VegasInsider.com composite.
The No. 3-ranked Bulldogs have questions to answer at receiver, while the Commodores have yet to name a starting quarterback.
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Vanderbilt is the biggest home underdog in the SEC this week, but recent history suggests it’s warranted.
Georgia beat the Commodores 41-13 last season in Athens and won the most recent meeting in Nashville, 45-14, in 2017.
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Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason does own a win over Kirby Smart, however, scoring a 17-16 upset between the hedges in Smart’s first year as head coach.
SEC football opening lines, Week One
(home team in bold, neutral site game in italics)
Kentucky – 13 1/2 over Toledo
Mississippi State -22 1/2 over La-Lafayette, in New Orleans
Memphis – 6 1/2 over Ole Miss
Tennessee -25 1/2 over Georgia State
South Carolina -7 1/2 over North Carolina, in Charlotte
Alabama – 30 1/2 over Duke, in Atlanta
LSU -25 1/2 over Georgia Southern
Missouri -14 over Wyoming
Auburn -6 1/2 over Oregon, in Arlington, Texas
Texas A&M -34 1/2 over Texas State
Arkansas No Line Portland State