Georgia football is coming off a much-needed bye week as the Dawgs got to rest and hopefully heal up some of its key playmakers. The Dawgs beat Vanderbilt in their last game 55-0, sending quite the message. Now, the toughest part of the schedule begins this week as Georgia will travel to Jacksonville to take on the Florida Gators.
The Worlds Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party should be a good one this year as the undefeated Dawgs take on a rebuilding Gator program that is 4-3 on the season. Don’t let that record for the Gators fool you. When it comes to the neutral-sited game in Jacksonville, anything goes.
Georgia will have its third straight 3:30 p.m kickoff, but like this hallowed event is every year, it’ll be on CBS Sports. There is nothing quite like the Georgia-Florida game in Jacksonville — this year, the Dawgs could make it two years in a row. By now, we know this matchup features streaks. Usually, when one team wins, they win multiple games in a row, so this game will be necessary for Georgia to keep that going.
The Dawgs lead the overall series 54-44-2, with the Dawgs winning four of the last six meetings.
Florida’s new head coach Billy Napier will have his hands full with this Georgia football team, and even though he is a new SEC coach, there will be no mercy. Head coach Kirby Smart hates Florida, and he knows just how important this game is for their overall season, so beating the Gators is the goal, and doing it dominantly. It would be great to see the Dawgs lay down the hammer and beat the Gators worse than Tennessee beat them.
Georgia Football vs. Florida Gators odds for Game 8:
The Dawgs come into the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party as 21.5-point favorites over Florida on FanDuel. The spread line has Georgia at -115 and the Gators at -105. So if you bet $100 on Georgia to cover the spread, you’d win $86.96, or if you think Florida will cover, you will win $95.24.
Fan Duel’s money line odds for Georgia and Florida right now is +1000 for the Gators and -2100 for the Dawgs. So throwing down $100 on the Dawgs for the money line would not get you much money, as you’ll win $4.76. However, if you threw that same bet down on the Gators, it would result in a $1,000 winning ticket.
The over/under is 55.5 points, with the under and over at -110. So if betting on the over/under is more your speed, throwing down $100 on either would result in a $90.91 ticket.
Georgia Football vs. Florida Gators prediction for Game 8:
Georgia covered the spread against Vandy, but this 21.5-points against the Gators seems a bit steep. The Dawgs could do it, though, because they have one of the best defenses in the country and one of the highest-producing offenses. Florida will come ready to take on the Dawgs, but Smart knows the implications of this game.
If I were betting, I would take Georgia to cover the spread, and I would take the over because Florida has given the Dawgs plenty of ammo to work with this offseason.
However, the under may be the better bet because Georgia averages 41.9 points a game and gives up just nine, which results in 50 points — clearly under that 55.5-point mark. Though taking the over could be a smart move if the Dawgs genuinely want to send a message ahead of the Tennessee game.
Georgia football should see win No. 8 against Florida, but it could be a tough one for the Dawgs. We’ve all seen this offense go up and down, so if they come out swinging, it should be an easy win. If they don’t, the Gators could keep it close until the fourth quarter.
The Dawgs could use a big win over one of their biggest rivals to gain confidence heading into what could potentially be a top-3 matchup in Athens. Georgia wins 45-7.
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