Our Georgia vs Florida pick offers the Bulldogs at -6.5. This Georgia vs Florida pick features two top 10 teams. The #8 Georgia Bulldogs (6-1 Overall, 3-1 SEC) are second in the SEC East. The first-place team in the SEC East happens to be the #6 Florida Gators (7-1 Overall, 4-1 SEC). The game is slated to be played on Saturday, November 1, 2019 with a 3:30 pm ET start time. The Gators will host and that should give them an advantage. We expect this contest to be a close one. It could certainly come down to the final possession of the game.
Georgia vs Florida Pick – Recent Performance
The Bulldogs started the season with five straight wins which included a 23-17 victory over #7 Notre Dame. Georgia’s one loss occurred on October 12 at home against South Carolina. The loss occurred on overtime with the final score being 20-17. In their last game, which was in week eight on October 19, the Bulldogs beat Kentucky 21.0.
The Florida Gators ran off six straight wins until the #5 LSU Tigers beat them on October 12. The final score was 42-28. One week prior to that loss, the Gators had defeated #7 Auburn 24-13. Florida last played on October 19, beating South Carolina 38-27.
Georgia is averaging 36.0 PPG. They are allowing opponents just 10.5 PPG. The Bulldogs are averaging 471.3 YPG in offense, including 236.9 YPG on the ground. They’re passing for 234.4 YPG. The Georgia running game is anchored by D’Andre Swift and Brian Herrien. Swift is averaging 6.8 YPA and has 110 carries, 752 yards, and seven TD. Herrien’s notched an addition five scores while rushing for 311 yards and averaging 5.9 YPA. QB Jake Fromm’s favorite target is WR George Pickens who has 23 catches and two scoring grabs. He’s averaging 13.8 YPC. Fromm is completing 70.7% of his passes and has nine TD throws and three picks.
On defense, our Georgia vs Florida pick notes that team is holding opponents to just 85.7 YPG. Air yardage allowed comes to 181.0 YPG. The defense has posted 16 sacks, five interceptions, and 30 PD.
The Gators have been good for 32.5 PPG, while they are giving up 15.8 PPG. Of the team’s 419.6 offensive yards per game, 277.3 have been through the air. Ground yards come in at 142.4 PG. QB Kyle Trask has tossed 14 TDs and four INTs. Trask has been sacked 13 times. Four Gators have 20 or more catches, including TE Kyle Pitts. Pitts has 35 catches for 391 yards and four touchdowns. He’s averaging 11.2 YPC. RB Lamical Perine leads the team with 100 rushes and 460 yards. He’s scored four times, as has RB Dameon Pierce. Pierce has 35 rushes for 248 yards and is averaging 7.1 YPA.
The Florida defense is allowing 124.1 YPG on the ground. They are permitting 195.4 air yards per contest. The Gator defense has posted some impressive stats, including 29 sacks, 29 PD, and 12 interceptions. DB Shawn Davis, who has three picks, is a quality defender.
Our Georgia vs Florida Pick
The combined PF/PA differential in our Georgia vs Florida pick gives the Bulldogs an advantage of plus-8.8. The Bulldog D is good at limiting yardage and points, but the Gator defense possesses superior stats. The Florida rush attack will have to get through one of the toughest ground D’s in college football. Still, they they cannot, the Gators have a solid passing game. The Florida rush defense must step up big time to stop what is a very powerful running game. If they can do so, they will control the game. Weighing everything, we are taking the Florida Gators at +6.5.