LSU vs. Georgia: Where to Watch SEC Championship Game, TV Channel, Live Stream and Odds

Contrasting styles and expectations collide on Saturday in Atlanta, Georgia, when LSU meets Georgia in the SEC Championship Game.

Behind their high-octane offense, which ranks second in the nation for both total offense and scoring offense, LSU has torched opponents at will this campaign en route to a 12-0 regular-season record.

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has emerged as the Heisman Trophy favorite, throwing for 4,366 yards and 44 touchdown passes for the season—a new single-season record in both categories for the program.

Burrow's total passing yards in the regular season also set a new SEC record, which had stood since 1998 when Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch threw for 4,275 yards.

Burrow passed for 352 yards and three touchdowns in the 50-7 thrashing of Texas A&M last week, the third consecutive game the Tigers had scored at least 50 points and the sixth overall this season.

Georgia, on the other hand, has relied heavily on its defense to finish 11-1 and secure a third consecutive appearance in the SEC Championship Game.

The Bulldogs have allowed just 257 total yards and 10.4 points on average per game—the fourth and second-lowest total in the nation respectively—and the 52-7 hammering of Georgia Tech last week was the fifth time it had kept its opponents below 10 points.

Georgia has shut out Arkansas State, Kentucky and Missouri, and South Carolina remains the only team to have scored 20 points against Georgia this season in its surprise 20-17 overtime win on October 12.

Facing LSU, however, is a completely different proposition.

"This obviously will be the ultimate test," Georgia coach Kirby Smart said in his press conference this week. "[LSU has] the best offensive unit we've played, all the way around, and it's really not even close."

The loss to South Carolina threatened to derail Georgia's season but the Bulldogs have rallied since and on Tuesday they were confirmed at No. 4 in the College Football Playoff ranking, as this graphic provided by Statista shows.

Statista, College Football Playoff ranking Week 14
Ohio State remained top of the College Football Playoff rankings after Week 14. Statista

The Tigers are two spots higher and a first appearance in the CFP should be assured even with a loss in Atlanta on Saturday.

Georgia, on the other hand, would in all likelihood fall out of the top four on Selection Sunday with a defeat against LSU—unless the game is extremely close.

The Bulldogs are the highest-ranked one-loss team in the CFP rankings, just ahead of Utah, Oklahoma and Baylor, who all went 11-1 in the regular season.

No. 5 Utah takes on No. 13 Oregon in the Pac-12 title game, while No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 7 Baylor collide in the Big 12 decider.

The winner of the latter will have a strong claim to leapfrog Georgia in the top four if the Bulldogs lose, as would Utah with a win over Oregon.

LSU has made a habit of defeating ranked programs this season, beating Florida, Auburn and Alabama.

Tellingly, LSU has scored at least 36 points against every SEC opponent aside from Auburn, while Georgia hasn't passed the 27-point threshold in a league game.

The Bulldogs have scored a relatively modest 25.3 points in eight conference games and will be without wide receiver Lawrence Cager, who underwent ankle surgery last week, while star running back D'Andre Swift is banged up but will be available.

LSU, meanwhile, has put up an average of 44.3 points in eight games against SEC rivals and Tigers coach Ed Orgeron was confident his team will be able to unlock the Bulldogs' defense.

"I know we'll have a plan," he was quoted as saying by Sports Illustrated.

"I know our guys are able to have a plan against anything anybody can give us. We've shown that all year, and I feel confident we can do it again."

Here's all you need to know ahead of Saturday.

Joe Burrow, LSU Tigers
Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers reacts after a touchdown against the Texas A&M Aggies at Tiger Stadium on November 30 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sean Gardner/Getty

When and where is the SEC Championship Game?

The LSU Tigers take on the Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, the home of the Atlanta Falcons.

Kick-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 7.

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast nationally on CBS.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via CBS's digital platforms as well as fuboTV.

Series record

The all-time series is finely balanced, with LSU winning 17 of the 31 meetings to Georgia's 13.

The Tigers took the last meeting 36-16 a year ago and prevailed when the two teams last met in the SEC Championship Game, winning 42-10 in 2011.

Odds

According to BetOnline, LSU is a seven-point favorite and is 9/10 to cover the spread, while Georgia is an 11/5 underdog.

The over/under line in terms of total points scored is set at 54.

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