College Football Week 9 Betting Lines & Preview for Georgia at Florida.

College Football Week 9 Betting Lines & Preview for Georgia at Florida

Written by on October 24, 2017

There are a lot of very big, rather nasty rivalries in college football, and fans of each one will argue that theirs is the biggest and best. If you are judging those rivalries based solely on the level of hatred that each team has for one another, then it’s tough to argue that the annual meeting between the Georgia Bulldogs and Florida Gators is not the best in football, an argument back by the College Football Week 9 betting lines. Last week’s action had barely ended when the jawing began ahead of this one, which is billed as the “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.”In fairness, it is the Florida players who are doing most of the talking right now, which may give an indication of where these teams are in the standings. The Bulldogs, favorites by 14 points, have opened the season with 7 straight wins, and are doing their talking on the football field. The Gators appear to be in some turmoil, with player suspensions, major injuries, and talks of death threats to coaches and players all making the headlines.Florida will try to intimidate their biggest rivals as much as possible ahead of this game, but it’s on the field where they are going to need to try and overcome the odds.

College Football Week 9 Betting Lines & Preview for Georgia at Florida

  • When: Saturday, October 28 at 3:30 PM EST
  • Where: EverBank Field, Jacksonville
  • TV: CBS
  • Radio: 750 AM (Georgia) / 620 AM (Florida)
  • Live Stream: SEC Network
  • College Football Week 9 Betting Lines: Georgia -14 (Over/Under at 43.5)

Weather Forecast

  • Mostly Cloudy: 26°C/79°F
  • Humidity: 59%
  • Precipitation: 15%
  • Cloud Cover: 79%
  • Wind: 8 mph E
  • Stadium Type: Open

Expert Analysis & Picks to Place an NCAAF Week 9 Parlay

Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Florida leads 6-4
  • Score: Georgia 19.70 / Florida 29.20
  • Rush Yards: Georgia 124.40 / Florida 171.00
  • Pass Attempts: Georgia 30.70 / Florida 22.90
  • Completion Percentage: Georgia 51.79 / Florida 55.46
  • Passing Yards: Georgia 218.00 / Florida 173.00
  • Total Yards: Georgia 342.4 / Florida 344.00
  • Turnovers: Georgia 2.40 / Florida 1.40

Why bet on the Georgia Bulldogs?

It’s a sign of how things have been in recent years that the Georgia Bulldogs players and fans are not doing a lot of talking. As good as Georgia was under former head coach Mark Richt, they always seemed to come up short in the big games. Last year was a transition season that could easily be written off, but this year is when we are starting to see Kirby Smart put his stamp on this team. Georgia is a defensively solid football team that can run the ball down your throat when they are on offense, which is thy they are the College Football Week 9 betting lines favorite.They have also already won several big games this season, with the biggest being a slim 1-point win on the road at Notre Dame, with the Irish now being a team very much in the playoff conversation. Florida are certainly not the best team that Georgia has faced this year, but this always seems to be the biggest game on their calendar. Georgia has gone just 5-14 in their last 19 meetings with the Gators, and are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 37.57
  • Total Yards: 454.29
  • Rush Yards: 282.86
  • Passing Yards: 171.43
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 12.57
  • Total Yards: 252.57
  • Rush Yards: 82.14
  • Passing Yards: 170.43

Why bet on the Florida Gators?

Despite what the College Football Week 9 betting lines syas, the Florida Gators have a reason to be smug and confident when they meet the Bulldogs, simply because they have dominated Georgia in recent years. This might be the season when that arrogance comes back to bite them, though, as this Georgia team is perhaps the best they have faced in quite some time. Florida is sitting at 3-3 on the season, and are coming off back to back losses against LSU and Texas A&M, a pair of games where the Gators offense failed to launch.According to the College Football Week 9 Betting Lines, the Gators are the underdog.They are going up against one of the best defensive teams in the league this weekend, and you need to wonder how Florida is going to be able to move the ball enough to stay in this one for any length of time. The key here will be to try and get to freshman QB Jake Fromm, but perhaps more importantly, how to slow down the Bulldogs run game. Florida is 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 versus the Dawgs, and the UNDER has hit in 5 of the last 6.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 23.67
  • Total Yards: 351.16
  • Rush Yards: 169.83
  • Passing Yards: 181.33
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 23.33
  • Total Yards: 354.83
  • Rush Yards: 143.83
  • Passing Yards: 211.00

Latest NCAAF Week 9 Betting Trends

  • Bulldogs are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games
  • Bulldogs are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Georgia’s last 6 games when playing Florida
  • Gators are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games
  • Gators are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games when playing Georgia
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Florida’s last 13 games

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

This game may start off a little cagey, but I think it’s only a matter of time before the Georgia running backs settle down and take this game over. No-one has been able to slow down Chubb and company yet, and I don’t see Florida making that jump. Comfortable win for the Bulldogs where they cover the 14 points.Score: Georgia Bulldogs 30 – Florida Gators 10
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