ESPN2 College Football Game of the Week Odds: Georgia vs. Missouri Print
Written by Drew Sharper   
Friday, 07 September 2012 09:30
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Georgia vs. Missouri Odds

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COLUMBIA, MO (The Spread) – One of the featured games of the week comes in the SEC as Missouri hosts No. 7 Georgia at 7:45PM ET on ESPN2.

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Both teams come into this game at 1-0 overall. The Bulldogs are 0-1 against the spread following a 45-23 win at home over Buffalo. Missouri didn’t have a spread for its 62-10 win over Southeast Louisiana. Georgia won the only previous meeting between these two back in 1959.

Trends show that Missouri is 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 games on fieldturf and just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win. Georgia is just 2-6 against the spread in their last 8 games in September but the Bulldogs are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a win.

Oddsmakers see Georgia as the favorite in this game, as the Bulldogs have odds of -2 points against Missouri. The over/under total for this game has been set at 54 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds had Georgia as a 3.5-point favorite. The spread quickly fell, and dipped to as low as 1.5 points, but has since moved up to Georgia -2.

Georgia had some struggles with Buffalo in the season opener. The Bulldogs led just 24-16 at halftime, but scored the first three touchdowns of the second half to put the game out of reach. Georgia amassed 485 total yards in the game. Quarterback Aaron Murray had 258 passing yards and three touchdowns while Jimmy Gordon had 63 yards rushing on three carries. The defense held Buffalo to just 148 passing yards.

Missouri had little trouble with SE Louisiana. The Tigers totaled 452 yards of offense while the defense held the opponent to 223 total yards while forcing four turnovers. The Missouri offense was led by running back Kendial Lawrence, who rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 carries.

In terms of Injuries, Georgia has 13 players listed in their injury report. Defensive end Dexter Morant and offensive lineman Hunter Long are both doubtful to play with undisclosed injuries. Missouri running back Henry Josey is out for the rest of the year with a knee injury while defensive lineman Lucas Vincent is probable with a pectoral injury.

The Public Bets are supporting Georgia in this game. The Bulldogs are getting 79% of the wagers with odds of -2 points against Missouri on Saturday.

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