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How the public is betting No. 8 Florida vs. No. 5 Georgia

Georgia and Florida will get together in Jacksonville on Saturday afternoon in a massive SEC East matchup. Where are sports bettors spending their money?

Florida quarterback Kyle Trask throws a pass during a game against the Missouri Tigers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Gainesville Sun-USA TODAY Sports

If it’s not the game of the weekend in college football, it’s a close second when the Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs match up in Jacksonville on Saturday afternoon. Both teams head into this weekend’s matchup with one loss, and the winner of this game has a clear path to win the SEC East and represent the division in the conference title game in December.

So where are sports bettors going as we get closer to game time? Let’s take a look. All odds and info were provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

Point Spread

Georgia will enter Saturday’s game favored by three points. Sixty-two percent of bets are going to the side of the Bulldogs, but 54% of the handle is going to Florida.

Is the public right? The money is going to the correct side. Florida enters this neutral-site matchup with a far better quarterback with Kyle Trask against Georgia’s Stetson Bennett IV. The Bulldogs have a much better defense, but they are a bit banged up on that side of the ball. If you get Florida with a field goal advantage, that’s great value.

Over/Under

The point total is set at 54.5 leading into this game. Of those who bet on the point total, 71% of the bets are headed toward the over, which is getting 51% of the money its way.

Is the public right? Yes. This likely comes down to the most intriguing matchup between Florida’s offense and Georgia’s defense. I think the Gators offense will have no troubles moving the ball, and this game will reach the over.

Moneyline

Florida has +117 moneyline odds, while Georgia stands at -141 to win this game outright. The Bulldogs are getting 61% of the bets as well as 59% of the handle.

Is the public right? No. Georgia is favored by three points for a reason, but there is enough value and reason for Florida to pull off a slight upset in this game. I’d side with the Gators if I was betting on the moneyline.

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