Georgia Bulldogs vs. Missouri Tigers Free Pick and Prediciton 10/12/13
Missouri Tigers (5-0) at Georgia Bulldogs (4-1)
NCAAF Football: Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 12:00 pm (Sanford Stadium)
The Line: Georgia Bulldogs -10 -- Over/Under: TBA See the Latest Odds
The Georgia Bulldogs and the Missouri Tigers face off on Saturday in Athens in SEC college football action.
The Georgia Bulldogs squeaked by Tennessee last week to keep all of their goals and hopes alive and while they needed a break, in the end wins all count the same in the conference standings. The Georgia offense has been outstanding averaging 39.8 points and 530 yards per game. Aaron Murray is looking like a Heisman Trophy candidate completing 64.9 percent of his passes with 14 touchdowns and three interceptions and rushing for another three touchdowns. The Georgia backfield is banged up with Todd Gurley’s status up in the air and Keith Marshall out so it’s left the J.J. Green and Brendan Douglas. Chris Coley has 20 catches and three touchdowns, Justin Scott-Wesley has 16 catches and two touchdowns, and Michael Bennett has 14 catches and two touchdowns. Defensively Georgia allows 32.2 points and 403.8 yards per game with one interception, four fumble recoveries, and 12 sacks. Ramik Wilson has 52 tackles, Amarlo Herrera 47 tackles, and Leonard Floyd and Ray Drew have three sacks each. Georgia has played a rough schedule and it doesn’t get much easier.
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The Missouri Tigers are undefeated thus far this season but have been flying under the radar however after entering the rankings it is unlikely Mizzou is going to be taken lightly going further. Offensively Missouri is averaging 46.6 points and 543.8 yards per game. QB James Franklin has completed 67.9 percent of his passes with 13 touchdowns and three interceptions while rushing for another two touchdowns. Russell Hansbrough is averaging 7.9 yards per carry with three touchdowns and Henry Josey is averaging 5.7 yards per carry with six touchdowns. Marcus Lucas leads Missouri with 27 catches, Dorial Green-Beckham as 23 catches and four touchdowns, and L’Damian Washington as 22 tackles and five touchdowns. The Missouri defense is allowing 22.4 points and 412.4 yards with 11 interceptions and 15 sacks. Andrew Wilson has 33 tackles and Braylon Webb and E.J. Gaines have 32 tackles each. Missouri struggled last season, their first in the SEC, but they are experienced and adjusted this season.
Georgia is 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six home games, 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five games overall, and 3-0-1 against the spread following a game in which they didn’t cover the point spread. Missouri is 4-1 against the spread in their last five SEC games, 5-1 against the spread in their last six road games, and 3-0-1 against the spread following a win.
The line here looks to be a little too generous as Missouri has the ability to put points on the board as well as pressure the QB and at two scores the Tigers are the play here.