The time is ripe for the Georgia Bulldogs to shake off the online wagering sway the Florida Gators have held over this rivalry in the past three years, in which UGA has not been able to either win or cover the spread. UF is, after all, playing so bad that head coach Jim McElwain implied that the fans have declared a fatwa on the team. “There’s a lot of hate in this world and a lot of anger and yet [there’s] freedom to show it. The hard part is obviously when the threats [are] against your own players, death threats to your families, the ill will that’s brought upon out there,” McElwain said.
- Date: October 28th
- Time: 3:35 PM
- Venue: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL
- Sportsbook online odds:
Georgia -14½ (-110) 43½ (-110) -600
Florida +14½ (-110) 43½ (-110) +450
What happened the last time Georgia was a double-digit favorite vs. Florida?
The last time that happened, in 2014, the Bulldogs got off on the right foot and scored the first TD of the game. Then they allowed the Gators 418 yards on the ground and lost, both SU and ATS, 38-20. “I was playing a little bit that game. It was a crazy game,” nose tackle John Atkins said. “They really imposed their will on us.” Not only is Georgia once again a double-digit fave this Saturday, but Florida is entering the matchup with three losses, as they did when the two schools met in 2014. That’s why, even though the Dawgs are 8-0 SU, 6-2 ATS in their last eight games, and 5-1 ATS in their last six SEC games, and the Gators are 1-5-1 against the online wagering spread in their last seven games after a loss, Georgia is not taking anything for granted.
When Florida & Georgia meet in Jacksonville, expect the unexpected.
— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) October 23, 2017
If only Florida could Albo-Gator it
Down in Florida, they’ve got gators, right? But every once in a while, one of them little things is born white. An albino. He’s weak. And useless. Except for one thing. Sacrifice. The other gators will use him to gain new territory. See, what they do is, they send him out in the open, just waiting to get him killed. Because when some rival group of gators shows themselves in the open killing the albo-gator, they surround and kill their rivals. No more albo-gator. But no more rivaI gators neither. And new territory is definitely gained. Deliberate sacrifice… for a deliberate gain. Too bad Florida can’t dress their least useful player all in white while the rest of the team wears their swanky, swampy green uniforms. Oh, well. The Gators defense is fundamentally sound but the offense has been falling short, and a as result, Florida as a whole is falling ever so short; 16-17 to Louisiana State and 17-19 to Texas A&M. another result of this state of affairs is that the total has gone under in both of those losses. By the way, the online wagering total has gone under in six of the last six meetings between these two programs.