Can No. 4 Georgia Cover Huge Spread as Big Home favorites Against Reeling Missouri
Fourth-ranked Georgia won’t have any problems beating the lowly Missouri Tigers when they host their SEC rivals on Saturday night, making the only ‘real’ question surrounding this Week 7 matchup whether or not the Bulldogs can cover the spread as huge home favorites.
The Bulldogs host the Tigers on Saturday night at 7:30 PM ET live from Sanford Stadium with this contest airing on SEC TV.
Missouri Tigers Vs Georgia Bulldogs Odds & Free Pick
Missouri Tigers (1-4) at No. 4 Georgia Bulldogs (6-0)
When: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM ET
Where: Sanford Stadium
Odds: Georgia -30
Why Bet the Missouri Tigers Odds at +30
Missouri lost their fourth straight game by falling to Kentucky 40-34 in overtime last weekend although they covered the spread as an 8.5-point road underdog. Quarterback Drew Lock completed 22 of his 42 passes for 355 yards and three touchdowns while adding a rushing score in the heartbreaking loss. Running back Ish Witter rushed for 139 yards on 17 carries in the loss, but the Tigers had two turnovers and lost the time of possession battle by 13 minutes.
"All losses are difficult and hard, but this one hurt a little more because our preparation and the fact everybody was buying in," Missouri coach Barry Odom said.
Why Bet the Georgia Bulldogs Odds at -30
The fourth-ranked Bulldogs spanked Vanderbilt 45-14 last weekend to easily cover the college football betting line as a 17-point road favorite. Quarterback Jake Fromm completed 7 of 11 passes for 102 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Running back Sonny Michel rushed 12 times for 150 yards and one touchdown while fellow back Nick Chubb rushed 16 times for 138 yards and two scores. Backup running back Elijah Holyfield added 51 rushing yards and one touchdown on seven carries. The Bulldogs average 35.0 points per game (40th) and limit the opposition to just 10.0 points per game to rank a stellar second in points allowed nationally.
Head coach Kirby Smart says that he wants his team to stay focused on the task at hand in this Week 7 mismatch.
"We don’t talk about what we’re ranked. We didn’t talk about what we were ranked last week. There’s really no difference because none of it matters. All we talk about is a race," Smart said.
Expert Analysis and Prediction
Georgia is absolutely destroying their opponents right now and I just don’t see how Missouri is going to avoid getting waylaid in this contest.
Georgia has gone a near-perfect 6-1 ATS in their last seven games and an unblemished 5-0 ATS in their last five conference games while Missouri has gone 1-4 ATS in their last five games and an uninspiring 4-11 ATS in their last 15 conference games. The 30-point spread may look daunting, but Georgia has won their last three games by 31, 41 and 28 points respectively. Georgia covers the chalk for the fourth consecutive game.
Pick: Georgia -30