Florida Vs Georgia Line & Expert PickJosh Bailey
The Week 9 college football betting line favors the 14th-ranked Florida Gators when they face the Georgia Bulldogs. The game kicks-off on CBS this Saturday, Oct. 29 at 3:30 PM from EverBank Field in Jacksonville, FL.
Georgia Bulldogs Vs Florida Gators Line & Expert Pick
The Week 9 college football line opened with Florida a 6.5-point road favorite and the line has gone to -7.5 since then. The total in this game is 43.5. If you are betting the moneyline, Georgia pays $245 on a $100 bet and Florida pays $100 on $290.
Florida is 5-1 straight up. The Gators are only 2-4 against the spread in 2016. Georgia is 4-3 straight up. The Bulldogs are 3-4 against the spread in 2016.
What: No. 14 Florida Gators (5-1) Vs Georgia Bulldogs (4-3)
When: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM ET
Where: Jacksonville, FL
Stadium: EverBank Field
Spread: Florida -6.5
Moneyline: Georgia +245 vs Florida -290
Game Total: 43.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Georgia vs Florida
Bet on Florida (-7.5) Because…
The Gators’ defense should contain Georgia’s offense. Florida’s D allows 252.5 total yards per game. That ranks second in college football. Opponents average 119.7 rushing yards and only 132.8 passing yards against the Gators. Florida allows 12 points per game. That ranks second in college football as well. Florida’s defense is as good as a defense can be in the college game.
“We’re nowhere where we need to be, and yet, we’re getting guys to realize how good they can be,” Florida coach Jim McElwain said. “You can really be good if you allow yourself to be good.”
Bet on Georgia (+7.5) Because…
Georgia takes on Florida after their bye week. The Bulldogs were thoroughly embarrassed in front of their fans in their last game, a 16 to 17 loss to Vanderbilt as a -14 home favorite. Georgia has too much pride. Coach Kirby Smart comes from the Alabama system under Nick Saban where you never give up and you bounce back from terrible losses. Georgia should be ready to fight in this tilt.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart is taking a wait-and-see attitude before giving his assessment of what progress his Bulldogs (4-3, 2/3 SEC) might have made during the break.
“I’ll answer that question Saturday, because I certainly think we worked towards it,” Smart said. “I thought that we got to attack some areas that we needed, and I really thought the kids had good energy and attitude to go out and practice the way they did, physical, hitting each other, with toughness.”
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
There are two ways to look at the 2016 Georgia Bulldogs. The first way to look at Georgia is to say that since Smart does come from Nick Saban’s system at Alabama, that the Bulldogs will step it up against Florida on Oct. 29. The other way to look at the Georgia Bulldogs is simply to study their stats and to conclude that they just aren’t a very good football team.
I checked the stats. I’m with the second way of looking at Georgia. I just don’t think they’re a very good football team.
Georgia’s offense averages 25 points per game while the defense gives up 26 points per game. That’s not going to cut it against an incredibly gifted Florida defense. The Gators could beat Florida by close to 20 points in this game.