Florida vs. Georgia Total Prediction
The Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs will play this year’s installment of the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. Will the game be a defensive struggle throughout?
3:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, October 27
TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Bulldogs are 6.5-point favorites to beat the Gators. The total, meanwhile, sits at 51.5 points. As of this writing, 63% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Bulldogs.
Florida redshirt sophomore QB Feleipe' Franks completed 19-of-29 passes for 284 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in a 37-27 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday. Franks played better in this one after an average outing against LSU the week prior. He still received plenty of help from the ground game though as the Gators rushed for 292 yards in this one. Franks didn't do much of anything in the first half and they actually fell behind 21-3 at one point. The second half was a whole different story as Franks connected on touchdowns from 38 and 11 yards out. They will face their toughest test of the season at home against No. 2 Georgia.
Georgia sophomore QB Jake Fromm went 16-of-34 for 209 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in a 36-16 loss to LSU on Saturday. Fromm couldn't buy a completion early as LSU jumped out to a 16-0 lead at halftime. He may have been marginally better in the second half, but that's about all the positivity we can muster. Georgia fans must be wondering why Justin Fields didn't attempt even one pass. We're definitely headed for an interesting week of quarterback controversy in Athens. Georgia has a week to lick its wounds before it hosts Florida.
The over is 5-2 in the Gators’ last seven neutral site games.
The over is 9-4 in the Bulldogs’ last 13 conference games.
The under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams and I see another defensive struggle this weekend in Jacksonville. LSU harassed Fromm two weeks ago in Baton Rouge, which caused the Bulldogs’ offense to be highly inefficient. And who harassed LSU signal-caller Joe Burrow three weeks ago? Florida. If the offensive line play doesn’t improve significantly on both sides of this matchup, then neither offense will move the ball enough to cash this over.
College Football Prediction: Florida/Georgia under 51.5