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College Football Betting Preview: Georgia Bulldogs vs. Florida Gators
October 28, 2023
The 2023 edition of the “World’s Largest Cocktail Party” will take place on Saturday when the #1-ranked Georgia Bulldogs travel to Jacksonville, Florida to face the Florida Gators at TIAA Bank Field on Saturday afternoon with the game airing nationally at 3:30 PM ET on CBS in week 9 of the college football season.
The Georgia Bulldogs enter this game ranked 1
in the AP Poll and 1
in the Coaches Poll with a record of 7-0 following a 37-20 win on the road against the Vanderbilt Commodores while failing to cover the 32.5-point spread as a road favorite in week 7 of the college football season. Georgia scored 37 points while compiling a total of 541 yards offensively which included 260 passing yards and 281 rushing yards while allowing 20 points and 219 total yards defensively which included 201 passing yards and 18 rushing yards. Carson Beck led the team in passing, completing 29 of 39 attempts for 260 yards with a touchdown and an interception while adding a rushing touchdown. Daijun Edwards led the team in rushing with 20 carries for 146 yards and a touchdown while adding a reception for seven yards. Dominic Lovett led the team in receiving, catching nine of ten targets for 71 yards and a touchdown.
Florida enters this game with a record of 5-2 following a 41-39 win on the road against the South Carolina Gamecocks while covering the 1-point spread as a road underdog by winning the game outright in week 7 of the college football season. The Gators scored 41 points while compiling a total of 506 yards offensively which included 423 passing yards and 83 rushing yards while allowing 39 points and 465 total yards defensively which included 313 passing yards and 152 rushing yards. Graham Mertz led the team in passing, completing 30 of 48 attempts for 423 yards and three touchdowns. Montrell Johnson Jr. led the team in rushing with 11 carries for 50 yards while adding three receptions for 23 yards. Ricky Pearsall led the team in receiving, catching 10 of 13 targets for 166 yards and a touchdown.
BookMaker has the Georgia Bulldogs listed as 14.5-point favorites against the Florida Gators on Saturday afternoon in week 9 of the college football season. Georgia has won six of the last ten and two of the last three meetings while Florida is 5-4-1 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Georgia Bulldogs are 1-5-1 ATS overall, 1-5-1 ATS as a favorite, and 1-3 ATS in conference games this season while the Florida Gators are 3-4 ATS overall, 1-2 ATS as an underdog, and 3-1 ATS in conference games on the year.
The Georgia Bulldogs will be without a pivotal piece of their offense for the rest of the season with the loss of Brock Bowers. Georgia has been the better team this season, however, it remains to be seen how much the loss of Bowers will affect the offense. The Gators have been the better team in the series at covering the spread going 5-4-1 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games while also being the better team at covering the spread in conference play going 3-1 ATS in their conference games while the Georgia Bulldogs are 1-3 ATS in their conference games this his season. Buy the .5 point and take the points with the Florida Gators when they face their rivals on Saturday afternoon.
Spooky Express Pick: Florida Gators +15
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