ESPN FPI predicts outcome of the Georgia at Kentucky game
A game against an opponent it hasn’t lost to in a decade could be just what the doctor ordered for Georgia after falling to Alabama on Oct. 17.
Georgia and Kentucky were originally set to meet this past Saturday. But due to schedule changes enforced by the SEC, the game was moved to Oct. 31, leaving Oct. 24 as an open weekend for the Bulldogs.
The Dawgs have an overwhelming edge in the all-time series between the teams, going 59-12-2 while winning the last 10 meetings. And according to ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI), that dominance will extend for one more year.
The Bulldogs have an 85.9 percent chance of winning the game and improving their record to 4-1 on the season, the latest projections show.
Kentucky is licking its wounds after a 20-10 loss to Missouri, a game the Tigers dominated both offensively and defensively.
Here’s how ESPN calculates its FPI:
“The Football Power Index is a measure of team strength meant to be the best predictor of a team’s performance going forward.
“FPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Projected results are based on 20,000 simulations of the rest of the season using FPI, results to date, and the remaining schedule.
“Ratings and projections update daily. FPI data from seasons prior to 2019 may not be complete.”
Georgia and Kentucky kick off at noon ET on Saturday, a game that will be televised on the SEC Network.