National champions Georgia travel to EverBank Stadium Saturday to face the unranked Florida Gators.
The No. 1-ranked Bulldogs’ perfect season continued with a 37-20 victory over Vanderbilt last week, while the Gators will seek a third straight win after defeating South Carolina, 41-39.
With Georgia on course for a second consecutive title, Florida enters as a sizable underdog.
Read on for Georgia vs. Florida predictions and best bets for Week 9 of college football.
Georgia vs Florida Odds
Track our latest CFB odds for Bulldogs vs Gators:
NCAAF lines used for Georgia @ Florida were current as of Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. EST on DraftKings Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: Georgia (-650) • Florida (+470)
- Spread: Georgia -14.5 (-110) • Florida +14.5 (-110)
- Total Points: Over 49 (-110) • Under 49 (-110)
There hasn’t been much movement on the spread with this game set to kick off within the next 120 hours. Some books had Georgia as high as +15.5, but most seem to have settled around the +14 and +14.5 range.
Georgia vs Florida Prediction
SCORE PICK: Georgia 38, Florida 21
The Bulldogs have dominated all facets of the game this season, evidenced by their 7-0 record and No. 1 rank in the country.
Head coach Kirby Smart has his squad ranked in the top six on defense and top three on offense. Despite the Gators’ recent success, it’s fair to say Georgia is simply on another level.
Starting quarterback Graham Mertz has been a big reason for Florida’s recent form. The junior quarterback has thrown eight touchdowns and just one interception in his last three games.
His touchdown-to-interception ratio for the season as a whole has been great at 12:2. However, Mertz will now face what some consider to be the top defense in the nation.
The Bulldogs have not allowed more than 21 points in a game this season and have held opponents to 15 or fewer in four of seven contests.
UF will have to lock in on defensive playmakers Tykee Smith and Jamon Dumas-Johnson, who have proved to be game-wreckers for the Bulldogs this season.
Smith ranks joint-fourth in the country with four interceptions on the season. Dumas-Johnson has an impressive 4.5 tackles for loss and a team-leading 2.5 sacks from the inside linebacker position.
Florida head coach Billy Napier will have his hands full trying to stop the multidimensional UGA offense.
The Bulldogs average 509.4 yards per game thanks to consistent and efficient production in both the run and pass game.
Starting quarterback Carson Beck has already eclipsed the 2,100-yard mark on the season, throwing 12 touchdowns and just four interceptions in the process.
The running back tandem of Daijun Edwards and Kendall Milton has caused trouble for every defense they’ve faced, with both running backs averaging over five yards per carry.
Florida simply does not have the talent to compete with Georgia, and the Bulldogs should be able to run away with this one fairly easily.
Georgia vs Florida Best Bets
Georgia -14.5 (-110)
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 2 units
Despite the fairly large spread, one should feel fairly confident in Georgia covering here.
The Bulldogs show why they are the best team in the nation week in and week out. Going up against a weaker Florida squad should prove to be no problem for the defending champs.
The Gators’ defense has given up 18 touchdowns and will now face an offense that has scored 88 points in its last two games.
While Florida’s offense may cause problems for stretches of the game, Georgia’s talent should shine through and lead the squad to a comfortable victory.
Over 49 (-110)
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 unit
The form of both teams makes the Over the more enticing bet when looking at point totals. UGA has now hit the Over in four straight contests, while UF has done so in its last three games.
Both teams’ offenses have been playing at their peak level and should have no trouble putting up points in excess.
While both teams are certainly above-average defensively, the talent that these schools have on the offensive side of the ball should prove slightly greater.
Georgia will do the heavy lifting scoring-wise, with Florida adding just enough on its end for this to hit.
Georgia vs Florida Same-Game Parlay
Georgia vs Florida SGP (+294)
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 unit
- Georgia -16 Alternate
- Over 52 Alternate
Utilizing DraftKings’ alternatives feature, I concocted a two-leg same-game parlay that is heavily banking on UGA’s offense dominating this game.
Georgia’s 40.1 points per game this season is good for the joint-seventh-highest of all schools in the country. We’ve already mentioned how good the offense has been as of late, and it will now have the privilege of facing a defense that allowed four touchdowns through the air just last week.
The Bulldogs dominated last year’s matchup between these teams, 42-20, and the national champs could repeat that performance almost exactly.
If Georgia’s offense can dominate like we all know it can, there should be no reason for it to not cover -16, and at that point, Over 52 should definitely be in play.