Georgia (8-0, 6-0 SEC) is fresh off opening the gates of hell on arch rival Florida in a 34-7 beatdown in Jacksonville last week. Clinging onto a 3-0 lead late in the first half, the Dawgs’ defense turned the game on its head in the span of two minutes to take a sudden 24-0 lead into halftime. Afterwards, they didn’t have to do much and cruised to yet another easy victory. At this point, it doesn’t matter if Stetson Bennett IV or JT Daniels is starting at quarterback because the rest of the roster simply overwhelms their opponents. With a Kentucky loss last week, UGA impressively clinched the SEC East division title before Halloween.
Missouri (4-4, 1-3 SEC) hasn’t had a good time in conference play this season but got a lift with a 37-28 victory at Vanderbilt last Saturday. The story of this game was running back Tyler Badie, who went wild by taking 31 carries for 254 yards and two touchdowns in the win. The dynamic senior is currently leading the SEC in rushing with 989 yards on 6.3 yards per carry and 11 touchdowns.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
Missouri: 73rd overall, 45th offense, 96th defense
Georgia: 2nd overall, 8th offense, 1st defense
WR Mookie Cooper Questionable - Undisclosed
DB Allie Green IV Questionable - Undisclosed
WR Kris Abrams-Draine Questionable - Undisclosed
DL Ben Key Questionable - Undisclosed
WR Chance Luper Questionable - Undisclosed
DL Johhny Walker Jr. Questionable - Undisclosed
QB Connor Bazelak Probable - Undisclosed
DB Ishmael Burdine Questionable - Undisclosed
DL Cannon York Questionable - Undisclosed
LB Adam Anderson Questionable - Finger
WR Dominick Blaylock Questionable - Hamstring
LB Rian Davis Questionable - Quad
WR Justin Robinson Questionable - Hamstring
DL Julian Rochester Questionable - Knee
WR Arian Smith Questionable - Shin
DB Ameer Speed Questionable - Ankle
Against The Spread
Missouri: 0-8 ATS
Georgia: 6-2 ATS
Missouri: Over 6-2
Georgia: Over 3-5
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
Missouri: 45th overall, 55th offense, 36th defense
Georgia: 3rd overall, 3rd offense, 2nd defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Georgia -39.5
Opening line: Georgia -38
Opening total: 57.5
A 39.5-point spread is a bit steep, even for a No. 1 Georgia team that is putting opponents into a wood chipper this season. It is not out of the realm of possibility however, especially considering that Mizzou has yet to cover a single game this year.
The safe play is the under here. UGA tends to build up a large enough lead by the middle of the third quarter and then park it for the rest of the game. Think something along the lines of 41-10. as the final score.
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