[3:39 PM] #14 Florida @ Georgia

Who will WIN this matchup?

#14 Florida Gators (5-1)

@ Georgia Bulldogs (4-3)


Current odds:

Georgia Bulldogs : (+230)

Florida Gators: (-275)


ESPN simulations have Georgia as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Florida to win as (TBD) underdogs.

The line for this game is Florida by 7 points.

A scheduled bye week and an unscheduled week off provided No. 12 Florida with plenty of time to figure out its offensive struggles, but the Gators will be put to the test starting with Saturday’s traditional showdown against Georgia in Jacksonville. Florida begins a five-week stretch in which it travels to Arkansas, LSU and Florida State, and better execution on offense is a must for the Gators to remain on top of the SEC East.

Del Rio returned from a sprained left knee with an uneven performance against Missouri, going 18-for-38 for 236 yards as the Gators used two interception returns for touchdowns to build a 20-0 lead. Several running backs have combined to drive the Florida offense, as the Gators average 4.8 yards per carry and 181 yards per contest. Cornerbacks Jalen Tabor and Quincy Wilson have combined for seven interceptions on the season, while the Gators lead the SEC and are second in the nation in scoring defense (12 points per game).

The Bulldogs have played better on defense in their past two games, allowing 31 points total after giving up 24 or more in each of their first five games. Georgia continues to seek consistency on offense, where under freshman quarterback Jacob Eason and a stable of productive running backs the Bulldogs nonetheless rank 12th in the SEC in scoring offense (25.1 points per game). Eason threw for 346 yards against Vanderbilt, with freshmen Riley Ridley and Issac Nauta emerging as go-to threats (the duo combining for 10 catches for 141 yards).

Georgia RBs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel were held to a combined 68 yards on 29 carries in the Vanderbilt loss, after teaming up for 254 yards and two touchdowns a week earlier against South Carolina.

The Gators have scored on 72 percent of their red-zone possessions, 13th in the SEC and 122nd in the country.

Florida has won the past two meetings with Georgia and 20 of the past 26 matchups.


StreakSmarts Pick: Florida Gators

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick