Georgia Bulldogs (2-0) at Missouri Tigers (1-1)
|Date & Time||Saturday September 17, 2016, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Missouri Tigers +7 -- Over/Under:
The Missouri Tigers and the Georgia Bulldogs face off on Saturday in week 3 college football SEC action.
The Missouri Tigers bounced back from their season opening loss at West Virginia by waxing Eastern Michigan in week 2. The Missouri offense is averaging 36 points and 554.5 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 3 times. Missouri QB Drew Lock has completed 53.4 percent of his passes with six touchdowns. Ish Witter leads the Mizzou rushing attack with 93 yards and a touchdown and J’Mon Moore has 10 catches and Chris Black is among those with 6 catches. The Missouri defense is allowing 23.5 points and 461 yards with 4 interceptions, a fumble recovery, and a sack. Michael Scherer is the anchor of the Missouri defense with 16 tackles, Thomas Wilson has 15 tackles, and Donavin Newsom has 14 tackles. Missouri is hoping to get a win in there first big home test.
The Georgia Bulldogs are off to a 2-0 start after fending off a scare against Nicholls State last week. The Georgia offense is averaging 29.5 points and 423.5 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 4 times. Jacob Eason has taken over the bulk of the snaps at QB for the Dawgs completing 59.4 percent of his passes with two touchdowns and an interception. Georgia rinning back Nick Chubb has returned to form with 302 yards and three touchdowns while Isaiah Mckenzie has 8 catches and 2 touchdowns and Michael Chigbu has 5 catches. The Georgia defense is allowing 24 points and 275.5 yards per game with two interceptions, one fumble recovery, and three sacks. Trenton Thompson leads the Georgia defense with 12 tackles, Natrez Patrick has 11 tackles, and Roquan Smith and Maurice Smith each have 10 tackles. Georgia will need to improve in a hurry if they hope to be competitive in the SEC this season.
Missouri is 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 games, 0-4 against the spread in their last four SEC games, and 0-6 against the spread following a win. Georgia is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 7-2 against the spread in their last nine road games, and 6-2 against the spread on field turf. The road team has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two teams.
Both of these offenses are putting up points and I see that continuing here so I see this one being an over the total game.