SEC Championship Game: How to Bet LSU vs. Georgia and Cover the Spread

Alex KayCorrespondent IDecember 1, 2011

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 04:  Lavar Edwards #89, Michael Brockers #90 and Josh Downs #77 of the LSU Tigers against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Georgia Dome on September 4, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The SEC Championship is usually one of the most exciting games of the year.

This year, it looks like LSU is going to be headed to the national championship no matter what and Georgia will be playing in some lesser bowl unless it pulls out the miraculous upset.

Since it's a bit of a disappointing matchup and looks to be lopsided in favor of the SEC West, a way to spice up game day is to put some wagers down.

An LSU blowout suddenly becomes interesting as you cheer on its defense in the closing minutes not to give up a backdoor touchdown. A Georgia upset becomes one of the best paydays ever if you took the Bulldogs on the money line.

There’s some interesting ways to bet this game, so take a look.


LSU (-14) over Georgia

This line has been jumping all around between -11 and -14 in favor of LSU.

I think as long as you get your bets in at or under -14, you are going to get a lot of value out of your play.

LSU is easily the best team in the nation and has beaten teams a lot better than the Bulldogs by a lot more points than this already.

Against nearly every ranked team except Alabama, the Tigers have easily won by two or more touchdowns. I don’t see it changing against the Bulldogs. 

They simply dominate on defense and special teams and have an offense good enough to get them by and cover the spread.


Over/Under 46.5

Go with the under here. While Georgia has a high-powered offense, it isn't going to be able to find any room to work with against the Tigers D.

LSU will do just enough to suffocate the Bulldogs on offense and force enough special teams plays that it is guaranteed to score at least one TD there.

The Tigers will bleed the clock once they get the lead here and have no reason to run up the score. 

After a forcing turnover or two in opponent territory and capitalizing for easy scores, I see LSU taking this down, 24-10.