Georgia Bulldogs at Florida Gators SEC Showdown Pick - Betting Odds
The Georgia Bulldogs will host the Florida Gators for a crucial SEC Football game on Saturday afternoon. Georgia enters this contest as the seventh-ranked team in the nation, and the Gators are right behind them at number nine. Both sides come into this game with a 6-1 record and are in a first-place tie atop the SEC East.
Georgia had won their first six games of the season, before suffering a blowout loss at LSU in week seven. Florida was stunned by Kentucky in their SEC opener, but they have rattled off five straight victories to climb up in the polls. Georgia is a 7.5 point favorite over Florida in this top-10 showdown.
QB Controversy Brewing For Bulldogs
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart still hasn’t decided which of his two quarterbacks will see the most action in this game. Jake Fromm will likely start for the Bulldogs, but Justin Fields might give Georgia the best chance to win. Fromm has thrown 13 touchdowns to just four interceptions this season, but Fields gives the Georgia offense a dual threat at that position.
Elijah Holyfield and D’Andre Swift lead a deep and talented group of Georgia running backs. Holyfield is averaging 7.5 yards per carry this season and has the ability to make big plays. Swift has gotten the most carries and has racked up 362 rushing yards. Both running backs will try to find holes in the tough Florida defense on Saturday.
Defense Leading Florida’s Run
The Florida Gators still have some problems on offense, but their defense is one of the top units in the country. Florida has given up just 16.6 points per game this season, which is the 15th best average at this time. The Gators lead the nation with eleven fumble recoveries, and they will look to create some turnovers in this game.
Florida is still waiting on quarterback Feleipe Franks to play more consistently on offense. Franks has thrown 15 touchdown passes this season but is completing just 56% of his passes. Jordan Scarlett and Lamical Perine have combined to score six rushing touchdowns this season, and are both averaging 5.4 yards per carry. The Florida offense will need to string together some drives to give their defense a break in this game.
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This is one of the best rivalry games in college football, and this year’s chapter should be another classic. There will be plenty of future NFL players on the field in this game, and there will be heavy hitting going on. The winner of this game still has a shot at the College Football Playoffs, while the loser will miss out. Georgia should be able to hold off their rival at home in this game, but Florida will keep the game close.
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