Tennessee at Georgia (-32)
Especially in a conference like the SEC, I tend to shy away from massive point spreads that could go wrong in a lot of ways. If you have a line where a team is 32-point favorites, as the Georgia Bulldogs are over the Tennessee Volunteers in Week 5, it would seem like so many things could go wrong. From injuries, to the team putting it on cruise control, to the team simply not having it, it could go poorly in many ways.
What’s more, this is even more worrisome when you look at Georgia and Tennessee and their history together. Despite the fact that the Bulldogs have enjoyed more overall success of late, the Volunteers have often still been able to play them close when there is a clear talent discrepancy, which there surely is in the 2018 college football season.
Having said all of that, I’m still taking the Bulldogs as 32-point favorites in this game. They are the second-ranked team in the country and, by my measure, have looked the part every step of the way. Whether it’s Jake Fromm throwing the ball, Elijah Holyfield and D’Andre Swift running wild, Mecole Hardman affecting games as a receiver and return man, or the defense making plays, this team is for real.
While Tennessee has shown flashes under new head coach Jeremy Pruitt, they simply aren’t equipped to compete with elite teams this season. We saw that in Week 1 when they faced West Virginia, which resulted in a blowout loss. Georgia is even better than that, thus why I’m taking them as 32-point favorites.