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Saturday, Oct. 29, the Florida Gators take on the Georgia Bulldogs. The game, to be played at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, FL, is slated for a 3:30 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on CBS. Read on for our Florida vs. Georgia preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Florida wins the matchup between the two teams 73.2% of the time. The spread, via Oddshark, has the Gators favored as well.
Spread: Florida -7.5
Game Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Florida vs. Georgia preview:
Both Florida and Georgia are coming off of bye weeks headed into the neutral site matchup. The 5-1 Gators topped Missouri 40-14 in their last game played on Oct. 15. Georgia fell to Vanderbilt at home in their last game played by the score of 17-16.
Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio threw for 236 yards and one touchdown against Missouri, but also threw three interceptions. The key for the Gators was their two pick sixes against the Tigers.
The Bulldogs suffered a bad loss at home to Vanderbilt their last time out. Jacob Eason had a fine game going 27-for-40 for 346 yards and one touchdown, but it wasn't enough against the Commodores. Georgia out gained Vanderbilt 421 yards to 171 yards, but that didn't matter as the 'Dawgs fell to 4-3 on the season.
In last year's meeting, Florida dominated Georgia 27-3.
Florida vs. Georgia prediction:
Florida is trending upward while Georgia is trending the opposite way. The bye week fell in a nice spot for Georgia, but Florida controls its own fate as far as the SEC East goes and has more to play for.
Georgia's offense isn't the question, while Florida has a few question marks on offense. Nevertheless, Florida's defense has been ball hawking as of late and may cause some trouble to Jacob Eason.
Florida's defense makes the difference in a close game.
Florida 24, Georgia 20