The Georgia Bulldogs are currently a 6.5 point favorite over the Florida Gators, despite every national media jockey and their mother picking Florida to win this game.
Today we've asked our site experts to give us their score predictions for tomorrow's game, and how they think things will ultimately play out down in Jacksonville.
Hunter Gosseck (Georgia Wins 24-17)
Much like my emotions this week the line for this game has been up and down. Currently, it sits at 6.5 favoring Georgia. The over/under is at 44.5 and not that I'm a gambling man, but I really like the under here as I expect a low scoring affair in Jacksonville. I look for Georgia's elite defense to hold Florida under 20 and I look for Fromm to return to form and have a stellar outing against that Todd Grantham defense, silencing the doubters. Look for Swift to have a big day too as I believe he and the offensive line turn up the heat and submit solid performances. Dawgs win 24-17.
Jordan Jackson (Georgia Wins 23-16)
The big Georgia Bulldogs versus Florida Gators game will once again determine the winner of the SEC East. Florida will attempt to establish the run with Lamical Perine, but that will be futile against the Dawgs run defense that is the SEC's most stingy. Georgia must pay special attention to Florida tight end Kyle Pitts who has the ability to hurt the Dawgs up the seems, as well as on possession catches to move the chains.
Offensively ball security by Jake Fromm and the Georgia Bulldogs playmakers will be paramount to prevailing against the Florida Gators. D'Andre Swift who is the bread and butter of the Dawgs offense will be relied upon heavily on the ground and in the passing game. James Coley must have his best man beating plays ready, as Florida defensive coordinator Todd Grantham will certainly try and memic the South Carolina Gamecocks' defensive strategy with more pressure. I believe that UGA will make the necessary adjustments on offense and the elite Dawgs Defense won't allow more than one touchdown. Dawgs on top 23-16.
Brent Wilson (Georgia Wins 31-17)
Georgia seems to thrive in games where they’re usually counted out, and despite Vegas seeming to believe in the Dawgs, that’s exactly the case here. Despite the -6.5 spread, many analysts have predicted Florida to win this game, considering Georgia’s bad play over the past two contests. But with two weeks to recover along with all the “bulletin board material” coming from the Florida players, Georgia will have plenty of motivation to win this game. Georgia’s run defense will shut down Florida offensively, and we’ll see the Bulldogs breakaway with more outside runs on offense as that big O-line wears down the opponent. Dawgs roll 31-17.
Brooks Austin (Georgia Wins 24-17)
We did season-long score predictions all the way back in July, which looking back on them, was a rather difficult thing to do, but nonetheless, I figured Dan Mullen would have this Florida team ready headed into this contest. They've made pretty significant adjustments on offense, but the limited mobility of starting QB Kyle Trask is a point of concern.
Florida's rushing offense has been rather stagnant without a mobile option at the helm, averaging just 142.0 YPG on the ground, which ranks 90th in FBS. It's just a matter of strengths vs. weaknesses for me. Georgia runs the ball well and stops you from running the ball well. Florida's struggled to run the ball offensively, and defensively I doubt they can hold up against this physical Georgia front. Dawgs in a fight 24-17.