Georgia at Florida: 10/30/21 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Florida Gators (4-3) vs Georgia Bulldogs (7-0)
Game Info: Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 3:30 pm (TIAA Bank Field)
Betting Odds: Florida Gators +14 -- Over/Under: 51 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs and Florida Gators will square off a TIAA Bank Field this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs improved to 7-0 on the season after defeating the 11th ranked Kentucky Wildcats, 30-13, on October 16th. Georgia dominated Kentucky on both ends of the field and had no trouble securing the victory after a 27-yard TD reception by Brock Bowers gave the Bulldogs a 24-7 lead midway through the 3rd quarter. Georgia outgained Kentucky by a 416-243 margin and didn’t commit a turnover in the victory. Leading the way for the Bulldogs was QB Stetson Bennett who completed 14 of 20 passes for 250 yards & 3 TD.
On the season, Georgia is averaging 38.4 ppg on 430.1 total yards per game (237.4 passing yds/g; 192.7 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Georgia has been led by QB Stetson Bennett who has completed 69.5% of his passes for 11 TD & 2 INT. The top receiving threats for the Bulldogs have been Brock Bowers (25 rec, 416 yards, 6 TD), Ladd McConkey (17 rec, 295 yards, 2 TD), Jermaine Burton (13 rec, 224 yards, 2 TD), & Adonai Mitchell (14 rec, 210 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for the Georgia backfield has been the duo of Zamir White (83 att, 400 yards, 7 TD) & James Cook (47 att, 296 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, Georgia is holding their opponents to an average of 6.6 ppg on 207.1 total yards per game (144.9 passing yds/g; 62.3 rushing yds/g).
The Florida Gators dropped to 4-3 on the season after being defeated by the LSU Tigers, 49-42, on October 16th. Florida struggled turning the ball over against the LSU defense and could not fight back after the Tigers took the lead for good on a 1-yard TD reception by Jaray Jenkins with 3:30 left in the 4th quarter. Florida outgained LSU by a 488-454 margin, however, lost the turnover battle by a 4-0 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Gators was QB Anthony Richardson who completed 10 of 19 passes for 167 yards, 2 TD, & 2 INT while also rushing for 37 yards & 1 TD.
On the season, Florida is averaging 34.4 ppg on 501.9 total yards per game (247.4 passing yds/g; 254.4 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Florida has been led by QB’s Emory Jones (67.6 Comp %, 1305 yards, 10 TD, 9 INT; 85 att, 494 yards, 2 TD) & Anthony Richardson (56.8 Comp %, 392 yards, 5 TD, 3 INT; 28 att, 348 yards, 3 TD). In the backfield for the Gators has been the duo of Malik Davis (53 att, 287 yards, 3 TD) & Dameon Pierce (46 att, 262 yards, 8 TD). The top receiving threats for the Gators have been Jacob Copeland (23 rec, 423 yards, 4 TD), Justin Shorter (19 rec, 229 yards, 2 TD), & Rick Wells (16 rec, 181 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, Florida is allowing their opponents to average 21.1 ppg on 338.4 total yards per game (197.6 passing yds/g; 140.9 rushing yds/g).
The Bulldogs are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a bye week and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Gators are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS loss, however, are just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games.
Florida certainly has plenty of offensive talent, however, their success on the offensive end is centered behind the ability to run the football which will be difficult against a historically good Georgia defense that ranks 1st in scoring defense & 2nd in rushing defense. Georgia has enough offense to have success against a Florida defense that just allowed 49 points against LSU and as I just see Georgia defense forcing multiple Gators turnovers when they must turn to their passing attack to try and catch up, I think the Bulldogs win this one by 20+ and cover this spread. Good Luck!