Extending the appeal of a meeting between Georgia and Florida is it’s Politically Incorrect moniker. “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” brings smiles to the faces of the ornery and nonconformists. And to fans of both teams. Most important of all this year’s Cocktail Party means Championship Football. In a sense, this College Football betting matchup is a virtual SEC East Division championship game. Georgia is touted as the more talented team. However, Florida has the superior game day coach on their sideline. Adding to the intrigue is the neutral site of Jacksonville. Fan support will be split evenly.
Georgia Bulldogs vs. Florida Gators
|Date and Time:||Saturday, November 2, 2019, 3:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida|
|Georgia vs. Florida TV Coverage:||CBS|
Georgia Bulldogs vs. Florida Gators Overview
Florida has an online betting record of 7-1 straight up, 5-3 vs. the odds, and 3-5 under the total. Last week was a bye that followed a 38-27 payout in South Carolina. National metrics have the Gators ranked 46th for scoring offense and 12th for points allowed. Dan Mullen is bringing back UF’s national credibility in his second year as head coach.
By contrast, Georgia is 6-1 straight up, 3-4 against the spread, and 2-5 under the total. Following a 21-0 home win over Kentucky as 23.5-point overlays was a bye week. UGA ranks 21st in the nation for total offense and fifth for points allowed. Despite the good numbers, the Georgia attack has not been nearly as explosive as anticipated. Departed offensive coordinator Jim Chaney is looking better by the hour.
Key Bulldogs: QB Jake Fromm (1406 YDS, 70.7% COMP, 8.1 AVG, 9 TD, 3 INT, 4 SACK, 152.2 RTG), RB D’Andre Swift (110 RSH, 752 RSH, 6.8 AVG, 7 TD), WR George Pickens (23 REC, 318 YDS, 13.8 AVG, 2 TD), PK Rodrigo Blankenship (30-30 XP, 12-14 FG), LB Azeez Ojulari (20 TACKLES, 3.5 SACK)
Key Gators: QB Kyle Trask (1391 YDS, 67.5% COMP, 8.2 AVG, 4 INT, 13 SACK, 149.2 RTG), RB Lamical Perine (100 ATT, 460 YDS, 4.6 AVG, 4 TD), TE Kyle Pitts, (35 REC, 391 YDS, 11.2 AVG, 4 TD), PK Evan McPherson (30-30 XP, 8-9 FG), LB Jeremiah Moon 29 TACKLE, 3 SACK), DB Shaw Davis (3 INT)
Georgia and Florida Vs. The Line
The Bulldogs are:
- 10-3 against the spread in their last nine away games
- 7-2 over the total on the road
- 2-4-1 vs. the board in their head to head series with the Gators
- 3-5 under the total against Florida
- 8-3 on the board in Southeastern Conference away games
- 7-1 over the total in away games vs. the SEC
The Gators are:
- 4-1-1 against the spread in their last 10 games away from home
- 7-1 over the total on the road
- 4-1-1 vs. the odds in away games against Southeastern Conference teams
- 6-1 over the total vs. SEC teams on the road
Georgia Bulldogs vs. Florida Gators College Football Betting Picks
On this occasion, The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party should be just that. At least for the winner. Florida has owned the College Football Betting advantage in this head to head series. They are also playing more coherent and complementary football.
Georgia vs. Florida College Football Betting Prediction: Florida Gators
Georgia vs. Florida College Football Betting Score Prediction: Florida 27, Georgia 24