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Georgia opens as big favorite over Tennessee

The oddsmakers aren’t banking on an upset here.

NCAA Football: Tennessee at Georgia Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

No. 3 Georgia and No. 12 Tennessee are set for a key SEC East battle on Saturday afternoon. It will be the flagship game for the conference this weekend, carried by CBS at 3:30 p.m. ET.

The Bulldogs, fresh off of an impressive win over Auburn, have opened as big favorites over Tennessee in the gambling markets. Georgia currently sits as a 14 point favorite over Tennessee, a number that opened at -14.5 in some places.

The Bulldogs had to prove that they could still win with their uncertain quarterback situation after a shaky start against Arkansas. Stetson Bennett proved that they could, taking over for D’Wan Mathis in week one. USC transfer JT Daniels could factor into this equation sooner rather than later.

Georgia is led by a nasty defense, one that has given up just 16 points in two games to this point. That unit will provide a big challenge for Jarrett Guarantano and company, but Tennessee is hoping that a strong offensive line can make up some of the difference.

That offensive line, now with the addition of former Bulldog Cade Mays, paved the way for Tennessee to run for 232 yards on 51 attempts against Missouri. Obviously, the Vols have a much tougher front ahead of them on Saturday afternoon.

It feels like a spot where Tennessee is going to need Jarrett Guarantano to be spot on from start to finish. Now in his fifth season, this is pretty easily the biggest game of his career.

We’re about to find out what these 2020 Volunteers are made of.