The Georgia Bulldogs hope to remain undefeated when they host the Missouri Tigers this week. Game time is 7:30 EST on Saturday, October 14 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. Fans can see the game on the SEC Network.
Oddsmakers have the Bulldogs as 30.5-point favorites at home. That number is up after Georgia opened as 28-point favorites. The over/under for this game is set at 56.5 points. Click here for a full list of Week 7 betting odds and links to game previews.
Missouri vs Georgia Betting Preview & Vegas Game Odds
The Bulldogs are up to no. 4 in the polls after an impressive win over Vanderbilt last week. Georgia won a tight road game against Notre Dame early in the year and has been rolling ever since. The Bulldogs have rarely been challenged on their way to being 3-0 in SEC play.
The key for Georgia has been an incredible rushing attack led by Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. Against Vanderbilt last week, the Bulldogs accumulated over 400 yards on the ground. Quarterbacks Jake Fromm and Jacob Eason only attempted 14 passes combined in a game that was never in doubt.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are still searching for their first SEC win. Missouri came from behind multiple times against Kentucky last week, but couldn’t quite get over the hump. The Tigers have also lost games this season to South Carolina, Purdue, and Auburn, mostly in blowout fashion, with their only win coming against Missouri State the opening week of the season.
Since joining the SEC, Missouri has just one win over Georgia. However, the last two games in this series have been decided by a total of just four points, so these two teams have played some close games in the recent past.
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This is a huge spread to cover against any SEC team, but the numbers say it’s possible. Missouri’s four losses this season have come by an average of 26 points, and that includes a 6-point loss against Kentucky. Georgia, meanwhile, has won its three SEC games by an average of 33 points. With that in mind, I’ll swallow the points and lean toward the Bulldogs to cover.
On the field, Missouri has one of the worst defenses in the country. The Tigers have given up no fewer than 31 points in a game this season. That virtually guarantees that Georgia will score at least that many points, which would be enough to cover with a shutout. After all, if South Carolina can score 31 points against Missouri, Georgia ought to have a field day.
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Missouri will need to have a good night offensively for the Tigers to have any chance to beat the spread, much less threaten an upset. For the season, the Tigers have decent numbers offensively, but that has been skewed by a 72-point outburst against Missouri State in the season opener.
In the three games leading up to last week’s game against Kentucky, Missouri had scored just 30 total points. When you factor in the fact that the Georgia defense is allowing 10 points per game, the odds are stacked against the Tigers having much success on offense.
It’s always tough to call games with this big of a spread, especially since Georgia’s offense is based on the ground and doesn’t always score points in a hurry. But the Bulldogs are beating SEC teams by more than 30 points per game, while the Tigers are losing to SEC teams by nearly 30 points per game. That gives me the confidence to pick Georgia to cover.