Georgia At Missouri NCAAF Week 3 Expert Predictions

Written by on September 15, 2016

In a game that has prime hallmarks of a gutsy encounter, the Georgia Bulldogs and Missouri Tigers will be meeting in an All-SEC showdown this Saturday. The last time these two divisional opponents met last season, they played to an ugly 9-6 slugfest win by the Bulldogs. The year before that, the Bulldogs blanked the Tigers 34-0. Will the Bulldogs record a third straight college football spreads win over the Tigers? Will we be in for another tame-scoring effort? Read on as we answer those questions in this college football betting preview.

A Closer Look At The Bulldogs At Tigers NCAAF Week 3 Expert Predictions

Where: Memorial Stadium, Missouri When: Saturday, September 17, 7:30 PM ET TV: SEC Network Radio: Dawgs on News 95.5 & AM 750 WSB Live Stream: Watch ESPN NCAAF Lines: Georgia (-6.5), OVER/UNDER 56  

Why Bet on Georgia

Besides owning a 3-1 SU record over Missouri since these two teams began playing each other in the SEC four years ago, the Georgia Bulldogs come into this game with the strong momentum of winning its first two games of the season, following the 33-23 win over UNC with a 26-24 victory over Nicholls State. Running back Nick Chubb (302 rushing yards and 3 TDs on 52 carries this season) has been the workhorse for the Bulldogs and all eyes will be on him as the Bulldogs seek a crucial win in Missouri. Needless to say, Chubb and the Georgia Bulldogs won’t be having it easy, as they’ll be going against a Missouri team that heavily relies on its defense (23.50 PPG allowed) to win games. Quarterback Jacob Eason and Georgia’s defense will therefore need to come up big as well if the Bulldogs are to defeat the Tigers.

Why Bet on Missouri

After suffering a season-opening 26-11 loss at West Virginia, the Tigers bounced back with arguably their best offensive performance in over five years, beating Eastern Michigan 61-21, thanks to five touchdown passes and 450 passing yards from QB Drew Lock. The young Missouri quarterback, who currently leads the entire SEC conference with 730 passing yards, has shown plenty of improvements in his game; something that should motivate the Tigers for a chance to upset the Bulldogs, or at least cover the spread this Saturday.

Expert NCAAF Predictions Picks

The Tigers have a questionable rushing defense that is allowing 191 rushing yards per game, and that could leave them pretty exposed against the run-heavy Bulldogs who are averaging 228 rushing yards scored per game this year. More than that, the Bulldogs have been pretty solid in defending the pass (133 passing yards allowed per game), so Lock is likely to be hard-done in his quest to connect with his receivers. So, even with Mizzou owning the home advantage, we are inclined to go with Georgia for the win plus the points, as both teams treat us to another low-scoring affair.

Predicted Final Score:  Georgia 28, Missouri 19

Writer’s Pick: UNDER 56