2022 SEC Championship game odds and predictions

Georgia football finished the regular season 12-0 after beating Georgia Tech last Saturday. Now the Dawgs will turn to the SEC Championship to take on the SEC West Champions, the LSU Tigers.

This game is a revenge of sorts for the Dawgs, as the last time these two teams met, LSU was on its historic run in 2019. However, the roles will be reversed in 2022 as the Bayou Bengals fell for a third time this fall and the Dawgs are on their historic run for back-to-back titles.

Head coach Kirby Smart will be preparing his boys for this war, especially since Alabama took away the SEC championship last year. Winning your conference championship is on the 2022 goal list, and the Dawgs have an excellent opportunity to do just that.

LSU is one of the few remaining teams Smart has faced and hasn’t retaliated against, so Saturday should see a very motivated team from Georgia.

Georgia Football vs. LSU Tigers Odds for the SEC Championship

The Dawgs enter the SEC Championship at FanDuel as a 17.5-point favorite over the Bayou Bengals. The spread line has Georgia at -115 and LSU at -105. So if you bet $100 on Georgia to cover the spread you win about $86.96 or if you select LSU to cover you win $95.24.

Fan Duel currently has the moneyline odds on this game at +640 for LSU and -1000 for the Dawgs. A $100 bet for LSU is a $640 winning ticket, and for Georgia it would be $10.

The over/under is 50.5 points, with the over and under standing at -110 for the Dawgs’ final home game of the season. So if betting on the over/under is more your speed, betting $100 on both would win you $90.91.

Georgia Football vs. LSU Tigers SEC Championship Prediction:

Georgia didn’t cover the spread against Georgia Tech last week, but the Dawgs almost did — the Yellow Jackets hit a garbage touchdown late in the game to cover themselves.

With that 17.5 spread, that seems big, but with the motivation Georgia will have to not lose the SEC title two years in a row, I’d say the Dawgs will cover. Smart will motivate this team to play with a chip on their shoulders.d

Georgia hasn’t played in two weeks due to conservative play and late touchdowns, but the season proper is now beginning and there will be no conservative game schedules. The Dawgs will be ready to send LSU back to the bay with their tiger tail between their legs. After the embarrassment of 2019, Georgia won’t let that happen again.

The 2019 LSU game in the SEC championship was the last time Georgia was blown out by an opponent. LSU won 37-10 for 27 points, the last time anyone really beat the Dawgs. Smart remembers that and this team will know what this game means so it could get ugly in Atlanta.

The Dawgs won’t be overlooking LSU because if they win, the No. 1 pick in the college football playoffs is in the bag. Now, history suggests that being No. 1 isn’t everything for the playoffs, but the Dawgs change the narrative in 2022 and begin by winning the SEC championship over the Bayou Bengals.

Georgia wins 45-14.

Game odds are updated regularly and are subject to change.