PreviewMatchupProps
Missouri Tigers
5-3
+16.5
25%
-16.5
75%
Georgia Bulldogs
7-1
Sat, Nov 9 - 7:00p ET   |   ESPN   |   Sanford Stadium
By Landon Smith

Missouri Tigers vs #6 Georgia Bulldogs Week 11 NCAA Betting Trends / Football Picks

Sixth-ranked Georgia’s offense revved back to life in a victory over Florida last week, but the Bulldogs defense remains a steady constant entering Saturday’s home contest against Missouri.

 

Betting Odds & Stats
Missouri TigersLines#6 Georgia Bulldogs
575Opening Odds-850
+16.5 (-110)Spread-16.5 (-110)
Over 48 (-110)TotalUnder 48 (-110)
Missouri TigersConcensusGeorgia Bulldogs
30%Spread70%
Over 59%TotalUnder 41%
Missouri TigersScore and statGeorgia Bulldogs
28.2Predicted Score36.2
5-3 (4-4 ATS)Stats/Additional7-1 (4-4 ATS)

 

Reason for Missouri Tigers vs #6 Georgia Bulldogs NCAA Football Picks

Missouri Tigers +16.5

The Missouri Tigers visit Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia on Saturday for an SEC showdown with the No. 8 ranked Georgia Bulldogs. Missouri lost its second straight and fell to 5-3 overall following a 29-7 loss to Kentucky. Tigers quarterback Kelly Bryant strained his hamstring in the loss during the first quarter and remained in the game until halfway through the third. His status for Saturday is not known. 

Not having Bryant - who has passed for 1,845 yards and 14 touchdowns while competing 62.2 percent of his passes in his first season since transferring from Clemson - would be a big loss. Sophomore Taylor Powell took over for Bryant against Kentucky and completed 4-of-10 passes for 34 yards, while sophomore running back Tyler Badie caught a 74-yard touchdown pass in a 29-7 defeat.

Sophomore linebacker Nick Bolton leads the SEC in tackles (8.8 per game) and has registered 29 solo tackles in his past three games, leading a defense that is 11th in the nation in yards allowed per game (281.4).

Missouri’s 17th-ranked defense (allowing 136.9 ground yards per game) is still relevant, though of late the Tigers have struggled to score. If the Tigers are to end Georgia’s damaged playoff hopes, a massive defensive performance, and Patrick Bryant’s resurgence will be required.

Tigers are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game. Tigers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games.

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#6 Georgia Bulldogs -16.5

Georgia improved to 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the SEC following its 24-17 victory over the Florida Gators on Saturday. Jake Fromm who threw for 279 yards and two touchdowns led the Bulldogs, while D’Andre Swift rushed for 86 yards and Lawrence Cager made 7 receptions for 132 yards and one touchdown. Georgia sits atop the East division of the SEC at 4-1.

Behind his mammoth offensive line, Fromm coolly dissected Florida’s #11 FBS defense. The junior quarterback exuded efficiency from Jacksonville completing 20 of 30 for 279 yards, two scoring strikes and zero interceptions. Facing do-or-die SEC East title odds, DeAndre Swift added 86 rushing yards as Luke Cager and Dominick Blaylock broke UF’s pylon to resolve matters.

Junior linebacker Monty Rice led the defense with nine tackles against Florida and has recorded a team-high 50 stops this season. Junior quarterback Jake Fromm completed 20-of-30 passes for 279 yards and two touchdowns, directing Georgia to 12 third-down conversions on 18 attempts for an offense ranked third in the SEC in scoring (34.5 points per game). Junior running back D’Andre Swift rushed for 86 yards against Florida, and on the season is second in the SEC with 838 rushing yards with seven touchdowns while averaging 6.2 yards per carry.

 

The Pick: #6 Georgia Bulldogs -16.5, Under 48