Missouri Tigers vs. Georgia Bulldogs Game Preview & NCAAF Odds.

Missouri Tigers vs. Georgia Bulldogs Game Preview & NCAAF Odds

Written by on October 11, 2017

The SEC has been the dominant conference in football for a number of years now, although there are signs that it may be on the decline a little. The Alabama Crimson Tide have remained the shining star of the SEC through good and bad times in the conference, winning the SEC Championship Game 3 years in a row and 4 of the last 5. There hasn’t really been any team that has been able to contest that dominance, especially since the East Division has been on the decline during Alabama’s recent run. That may be set to change this year, though, as the Georgia Bulldogs look like a whole lot more than the best team in the SEC East. The Dawgs have moved all the way up to #4 in the National Rankings, and they look like a team that has championship aspirations, as the NCAAF odds for Week 7 dictates.There are a few big games ahead of Georgia, but the meeting with the Missouri Tigers in Athens this weekend does not appear to be one of them. The Bulldogs are in as a 30-point favorite over the Tigers, which is a number that is more than fair. The O/U for this one has been set at 57 points.

Missouri Tigers vs. Georgia Bulldogs Game Preview & NCAAF Odds

  • When: Saturday, October 14, 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: Sanford Stadium, Athens
  • Radio: 96.7 FM (Missouri) / 95.5 FM (Georgia)
  • Live Stream: SEC Network
  • NCAAF Odds: Georgia Bulldogs -30 (Over/Under at 56 points)

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 23°C/73°F
  • Humidity: 85%
  • Precipitation: 5%
  • Cloud Cover: 19%
  • Wind: 3 mph E
  • Stadium Type: Open

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Series History

  • Total Meetings: 6
  • First Meeting: January 1st, 1960, Miami. Missouri Tigers 0 – Georgia Bulldogs 14
  • Last Meeting: September 17th, 2016, Columbia. Missouri Tigers 27 – Georgia Bulldogs 28
  • All-Time Series: Georgia Bulldogs lead series 5-1
  • Largest Margin of Victory: Georgia Bulldogs by 34 points (2014)
  • Longest Win Streak: Georgia Bulldogs winning 3
  • Current Win Streak: Georgia Bulldogs winning 3

Why bet on the Missouri Tigers?

Everyone got a little too carried away when the Tigers racked up 72 points against Missouri State in the opening week of the season. What got lost in that heady number was the fact that the defense gave up 43 points to a much inferior opponent in that win. It has been all downhill since then, with the Tigers losing their next 4 games and giving up a combined 157 points in those defeats. QB Drew Lock can throw the football around to good effect, but you wonder how much time he is going to get this weekend against a Georgia D that has been absolutely clinical through the first 6 weeks of the season.This Missouri team is a long way off from the one that won back to back SEC East crowns a couple of years ago, and they have not had much success against the Dawgs in their 5 years in the SEC, going 1-4 SU. The spread here may be on the large side, but let’s not forget that the Tigers are just 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 27.20
  • Total Yards: 469.8
  • Rush Yards: 175.80
  • Passing Yards: 294
  • Average Score Against: 40
  • Total Yards: 459.2
  • Rush Yards: 193.40
  • Passing Yards: 265.80

Why bet on the Georgia Bulldogs?

There has been no real secret to the success of the Georgia Bulldogs this season, as we all knew that they were going to be able to run the football with Nick Chubb and Sonny Michel leading the way. The Bulldogs are averaging almost 270 yards per game on the ground, which has allowed true freshman QB Jake Fromm to manage games quite comfortably. The young quarterback is growing in stature with each game and will not lose his spot now that original starting QB Jacob Eason is back from injury.The Bulldogs are huge NCAAF Odds favorite against the Tigers.The Dawgs have also been brilliant on defense this season, giving up just 10 PPG, which is second best in the nation. They get the opposing offense off the field quickly, allowing their RB’s to pound the football and take time off the clock. It’s a simple effective plan of attack that has worked to perfection thus far and helps them to have the NCAAF Odds by their side each week. Georgia is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games and still remain unbeaten at 6-0 on the season.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 35
  • Total Yards: 416
  • Rush Yards: 268.33
  • Passing Yards: 147.67
  • Average Score Against: 10
  • Total Yards: 242.67
  • Rush Yards: 86
  • Passing Yards: 156.67

Latest NCAAF Week 7 Betting Trends

  • Missouri is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Missouri is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Missouri’s last 11 games on the road
  • Georgia is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Georgia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

It’s not a matter of whether or not Georgia will win this game, I’m sure they are going to back the NCAAF Odds, but the big question here is the margin of victory. I think the Dawgs will once again pound the Tiger into submission on their way to a very comfortable win.Score: Missouri Tigers 10 – Georgia Bulldogs 44