- Georgia is a 22.5-point favorite over Florida on Saturday in their SEC game at Jacksonville
- Georgia has won four of the last five meetings
- A look at the Georgia vs Florida matchup and odds can be found below with a pick
In the latest edition of “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party,” #1 Georgia takes on Florida at 3:30 p.m. ET at TIAA Stadium in Jacksonville.
Both teams were off last week before this week’s SEC showdown that will be televised by CBS.
On Oct. 15, Georgia (7-0, 4-0 SEC) blanked Vanderbilt 55-0 to keep its record perfect. Meanwhile, Florida (4-3, 1-3 SEC) lost to LSU 45-35 following back-to-back wins.
Georgia vs Florida Odds
|Georgia||-22.5 (-110)||-2400||Over 56.5 (-110)|
|Florida||+22.5 (-110)||+1150||Under 56.5 (-110)|
Odds as of October 26th at Caesars Sportsbook.
The weather forecast calls for a 40% chance of showers, mostly cloudy and a high of 77.
Georgia Betting Outlook
Stetson Bennett broke a three-game touchdown pass drought in the rout of Vanderbilt, connecting twice for scores. He has completed 70.7% of his 229 attempts this season for 2,033 yards and seven TDs with one interception.
Bennett, who is third in the SEC in passing yards, and Georgia were too much for the Commodores. In building a 28-0 halftime lead, the Bulldogs held a 296-72 advantage in total yards and a 16-4 edge in first downs.
Stetson Bennett Vs Top 25 teams in his career (8 games):
– 144/231, 2,126 yards, 18 TDs, 6 INT
– 62.3 comp %, 265.7 yards, 2.2 TDs, .7 INT
Say what you will about Stetson but the guy shows up in the biggest moments. pic.twitter.com/Vx4g4UHXMy
— Jonathan Williams (@Dr_JWill) October 25, 2022
Ladd McConkey leads Georgia with 29 receptions for 362 yards and one touchdown. Tight end Brock Bowers’ 393 receiving yards top the Bulldogs on 26 catches with two TDs.
Dajuan Edwards is the Bulldogs’ top rusher with 336 yards and five touchdowns on 58 carries.
Backup tight end Darnell Washington took a starring role against Vanderbilt, though. He had four receptions for 78 yards as Georgia rolled up 579 total yards.
The Bulldogs are second in the nation in total offense (526.6) and ninth in scoring offense (41.7).
Georgia posted its second shutout of the season, allowing just 150 total yards and 45 on the ground. Vanderbilt went three and out on six of its 11 possessions and only crossed midfield twice.
Georgia is second in the nation in scoring defense (9.1) and fourth in total defense (247.1).
Just the first of many great moments ahead for Jamon Dumas-Johnson pic.twitter.com/6JexmXwu9i
— 704 Dawg ➐ (@FSFRecruits) September 13, 2021
Safety Dan Jackson will miss the game as he needs foot surgery. The junior has 16 tackles, an interception and one forced fumble.
Florida Betting Outlook
Quarterback Anthony Richardson played one of his best games of the season against LSU, but Florida could not capitalize.
Richardson threw a 51-yard touchdown pass and broke off an 81-yard run. He also stopped a streak of five straight games without a turnover.
There goes Anthony Richardson 💨 pic.twitter.com/sBYydGztEg
— Cam Mellor (@CamMellor) October 16, 2022
Richardson has seven interceptions to six touchdowns this season while completing just 56.5% of his 170 passes for 1,367 yards. He has 395 yards rushing and six scores in 56 attempts.
Against LSU, Richardson completed 15 of 25 passes for 181 yards and one touchdown with no picks. He also had 109 yards on the ground and the long TD on nine carries.
Montrell Johnson Jr. is LSU’s top rusher, carrying 59 times for 425 yards and seven touchdowns. Justin Shorter has 18 receptions for 405 yards and two TDs and Xzavier Henderson has 27 catches for 252 yards and one TD.
Defense has been Florida’s downfall as its ranks 113th in the nation, allowing 429.3 yards a game under embattled first-year coordinator Patrick Toney. The Gators are 130th of 131 FBS teams in allowing opponents to convert 52.6% on third down, ahead of only Colorado (52.8%).
— Cam Parker (@camparker25) October 16, 2022
Florida has allowed at least 150 yards rushing in six of its seven games. LSU scored touchdowns on each of its first six possessions on drives of 75, 73, 75, 83, 75 and 88 yards.
Georgia vs Florida Prediction
Georgia has won four of the last five meetings with Florida, including 34-7 last season. Neither quarterback played well.
Bennett was just 10-of-19 passing for 161 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Richardson was benched after he had turnovers on three consecutive possessions as Florida fell behind 24-0.
Florida’s defense is in disarray and the Georgia defense figures to again give Richardson fits. Thus, it looks like all Bulldogs in this game.
Pick: Georgia -22.5 (-110)