Florida Gators (4-3) vs. Georgia Bulldogs (7-0)
October 29, 2022 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Georgia Bulldogs -23.5 / Florida Gators +23.5; Over/Under: 46.5
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The Georgia Bulldogs and Florida Gators square off Saturday in week 9 SEC college football action at TIAA Bank Field. The Florida Gators look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. The Georgia Bulldogs look for back-to-back 8-0 starts.
The Florida Gators have lost 7 straight non-home games. Anthony Richardson is completing 56.5 percent of his passes for 1,367 yards, 6 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Justin Shorter and Ricky Pearsall have combined for 708 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns, while Xzavier Henderson has 27 receptions. The Florida Gators ground game is averaging 212.1 yards per contest, and Montrell Johnson Jr. leads the way with 425 yards and 7 touchdowns. Defensively, Florida is allowing 28.1 points and 436.9 yards per game. Rashad Torrence II leads the Florida Gators with 55 tackles, Amari Burney has 4 sacks and Jaydon Hill has 2 interceptions.
The Georgia Bulldogs have won 5 straight non-home games. Stetson Bennett is completing 70.7 percent of his passes for 2,033 yards, 7 touchdowns and 1 interception. Brock Bowers and Ladd McConkey have combined for 755 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Darnell Washington has 16 receptions. The Georgia Bulldogs ground game is averaging 196.7 yards per contest, and Daijun Edwards leads the way with 334 yards and 5 touchdowns. Defensively, Georgia is allowing 9.1 points and 247.1 yards per game. Jamon Dumas-Johnson leads the Georgia Bulldogs with 33 tackles, Nolan Smith has 3 sacks and Malaki Starks has 2 interceptions.
The Gators are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 conference games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Bulldogs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in October. The under is 6-2 in Gators last 8 games in October. The under is 7-1-1 in Bulldogs last 9 games overall. The Gators are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Georgia and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The favorite is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
The Florida Gators have no passing offense to speak of, and their defense has been a massive disappointment this season. There’s no reason why the Georgia Bulldogs shouldn’t run away with this game, considering they’re comfortably the better team on both sides of the ball. However, this is a rivalry game where usually you can throw numbers out the window. Florida will be up for this game, and it only increases motivation with Georgia the top ranked team. While some recent games have been blowouts, there’s an even longer history of these meetings coming down to the wire. This is a lot of points. I’ll take my chances with the Gators.