2019 SEC championship game -- date, time, odds, how to watch, picks

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The 2019 SEC championship game will be held at 4 p.m. ET Saturday in Atlanta. It features the LSU Tigers against the Georgia Bulldogs, and you can watch it on CBS or follow live on ESPN's gamecast.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be rocking when the No. 2 Tigers and the No. 4 Bulldogs square off. Just because a team has to lose in this matchup doesn't mean the loser will be eliminated from the College Football Playoff, though LSU is undefeated and probably has more breathing room.

Who is favored to win the SEC championship?

The Tigers are 7-point favorites, but anything can happen. LSU has a thrilling offense, but Georgia has a stifling defense. Something will have to give.

How did LSU get here?

It has been a whirlwind season for the Tigers behind head coach Ed Orgeron and Heisman favorite quarterback Joe Burrow.

The Tigers have taken down Florida, Auburn and Alabama on their way to an undefeated season. LSU averages 48.7 points per game, which is second among FBS teams. The Tigers also are second in total offense, with 560.4 yards per game.

Burrow has been phenomenal, breaking the SEC single-season record with 4,366 passing yards and tying the league mark with 44 touchdowns. He's lucky to have running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and wide receivers Ja'Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson to help him. While the Tigers' defense is good, it is the great offense that will likely give them the win and possibly push them to be the No. 1 team in the country.

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How did Georgia get here?

The Bulldogs' offense is no Tigers' offense -- they are 40th in scoring (32.9 points) and 55th in total offense (420.6 yards) -- but that's OK.

Georgia has a stacked offensive line that helps its run game flourish, but it is the team's more-than-tough defense that has helped push the Bulldogs to wins against Notre Dame, Florida and Auburn.

Per ESPN, the Bulldogs led the SEC in scoring defense (10.4 points), run defense (71 yards) and total defense (257 yards). Opponents have converted 28% of third-down plays and scored touchdowns on eight of 21 red zone attempts. The defense will have to show up if Georgia wants to pull off an upset.

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ESPN picks for the SEC championship:

Check out Bill Connelly, Doug Kezirian, Preston Johnson and Phil Steele's best bets for the final full week of the college football season.

According to ESPN's Football Power Index, LSU has a 55.7% chance of winning.