Florida vs. Georgia Online Football Betting OddsJosh Bailey
Florida battles Georgia on a neutral field in what many believed was going to be an important SEC matchup when the schedules came out at the beginning of the season.
The Gators enter this game at 3-3 but it has been a tumultuous year in Gainesville and it appears head Coach Will Muschamp is on his way out. The Bulldogs have just one loss for the season and have he inside track to winning the SEC East and need this win to keep themselves in the college football playoff conversation.
— Georgia Bulldogs (@UGAAthletics) October 27, 2014
Florida Gators vs. 8 Georgia Bulldogs
When: Saturday, Nov.1, 3:30 pm ET
Where: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL
Betting Line: Georgia -13.5
Florida vs. Georgia Online College Football Betting Odds Analysis:
Georgia is a -13.5 point favorite in what amounts to a road game against the Gators this Saturday. A big victory, an above the point spread victory, could propel Georgia into the minds of the Selection Committee should some other things fall their way.
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) October 30, 2014
But is Georgia good enough to rout Florida on the road? That’s the million dollar question. The Bulldogs have been putting up a lot of points but the defense, pretty much since the start of the season, hasn’t been all that great. For example, beating 1 to 7 Troy 66 to 0 as a -41 point favorite may look like the defense is good, but Troy is an absolutely horrible team.
Georgia barely beat Tennessee 35 to 32 as a -19 point favorite. The Bulldogs could only beat Vanderbilt 44 to 17 even though they were favored by 32.5 points. Even the 45 to 32 road victory over Arkansas wasn’t overly impressive because the betting public made Georgia a rather soft -3 point road favorite.
The Bulldogs are outscoring teams with an offense that averages 437.1 yards and 43 points per game. Georgia’s defense can be up or down. It dominated Missouri but it allowed Arkansas to rack up 422 yards of offense and score those 32 points. It allowed Tennessee’s offense to rack up 401 total yards.
Even though Georgia’s defense can be up or down, though, it doesn’t mean that Florida is an automatic bet to cover the spread at +13.5 points. Florida has turned into, once again, one of the worst teams in the SEC. The Gators are 3 and 3 straight up and one of the wins was against Eastern Michigan. Florida is even worse against the spread. The Gators are an awful 1-4-1 ATS. Florida has lost its last two games. It’s become a team without an identity and with no confidence.
The college football betting trends favor the Gators. Florida is 8 and 2 in their last 10 games following a bye week and 6 and 1 ATS in their last 7 games following a double-digit loss at home. The Georgia Bulldogs are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games on grass and 0 and 4 ATS in their last 4 games following a bye week.
It’s tough to pick the winner ATS in this one because Florida could come up and make it close, but at the same time Georgia has the ability, like what they did to Missouri, to pummel a team. The best course of action is to stick with the trends.
The trends say that Florida is the team to back. That’s the way to go in this game.
Pick: Florida Gators +13.5
— UF Alumni (@ufalumni) October 29, 2014