At the onset of the 2018 season Georgia was touted as a top college football playoff contender. Indeed, the Bulldogs were among the elite betting on NCAA Football futures favorites. But in their last game UGA was annihilated 36-16 at LSU. As a result, their status as a top national contender has taken quite a dip. Balanced against that were the low preseason expectations for Florida. Yet the Gators have proven to be one of the surprise teams in college football. In turn Florida can now take the inside track in the SEC East Division.
Florida Gators vs. Georgia Bulldogs
Date and Time: Saturday, October 27, 2018, 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Betting on NCAA Football Odds at SBG:
|Georgia||-7½ (+110)||52 (-110)|
|Florida||+7½ (-130)||52 (-110)|
Florida vs. Georgia TV Coverage: CBS
The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party
In this situation “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” has not had such a high stakes matchup. Certainly, it has been a number of years since Florida and Georgia had so much to fight over. Simultaneously the winner of this game will control their destiny towards making the SEC Championship Game. Most of all the Gators improvement has been a pleasant surprise for SEC fans. In like manner Georgia’s expected cakewalk to the title game is now blown apart.
Georgia has a betting on NCAA Football record of 6-1 straight up and 3-4 against the spread. In view of their loss at LSU last week’s bye was quite timely for the Bulldogs. It follows that UGA’s wagering value has dropped recently. To illuminate the Bulldogs have failed to cover three of their last four games. Alternatively, Georgia has gone under the total four times this year. Naturally the talented Bulldogs have strong metrics. UGA ranks 19th in the country for scoring offense and 13th for scoring defense.
Florida is also 6-1 straight up but also has covered the spread six times. Because of this they have become a team that gamblers see as among the most valuable in all of college football. Concurrently Florida is also coming off a bye week. Last time out the Gators got the money at Vanderbilt in a 37-27 win. Three of their last four games have gone over the total.
Stats to Consider
More emphatically Florida’s improvement can be attributed to the arrival of Dan Mullen. Increasingly Mullen has proven to be one of the top coaches in the country. It follows that with his arrival the sluggish Gators offense has finally been ignited. UF ranks a much improved 35th for scoring offense. Most important of all the Gators ranks 15th for scoring defense.
Team vs. Team
Head to head Florida has had the offshore bookmaker advantage against Georgia. For example, Georgia has covered just three of their last ten meetings with the Gators. The Bulldogs slaughtered the Gators last year 42-7. Thus, the revenge angle.
Matchup to Watch
Conversely this Florida team is completely different from last year. Namely they are playing with confidence and momentum. On this occasion the Gators will actually bring an offense. To oppose that is Georgia’s drop in Betting on NCAA Football value. In this matchup Florida has the proven ability to get the cash.
Florida vs. Georgia Betting on NCAA Football Picks
Georgia has been sloppy most of the season, especially on offense. Owing to their improvement under Mullen, Florida is the call!
Florida vs. Georgia Betting on NCAA Football Pick: Florida Gators
Florida vs. Georgia Betting on NCAA Football Score Prediction: Florida 27, Georgia 24
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