|Written by Michael|
Bet on NCAAFRanked No. 7 in the nation, the Georgia Bulldogs make a relatively short journey to Missouri to face the SEC East rival Tigers on Saturday. The gametime at Faurot Field in Columbia has been adjusted to 7:45 ET, possibly to accommodate ESPN2 who will be broadcasting the game nationally.
Georgia (1-0) started out slow against an overmatched group from Buffalo and appeared sloppy at times leading only 24-16 at the half in their eventual 45-23 triumph over the Bulls. Georgia was favored by 37.5 points entering the contest. A star may have been born for the Bulldogs as freshman RB Todd Gurley rushed for 100 yards total and ran back a kickoff at that same century yard mark. He bears watching versus the Tigers Saturday night.
It was no contest in Missouri's (1-0) 62-10 win against SE Louisiana last week. A combination of offense, defense and special teams did the trick. There were 2 punt returns for TDs and 2 TDs scored by the defense, as well. Missouri MLB Will Ebner is listed as questionable but says he will play. Tigers RB Henry Josey has already been lost for the season. After this game, the Tigers have a revenge match against Arizona State, so look for them to use this one as a warmup.
These two teams have not met since 1959 in the Orange Bowl. Missouri is 6-13 ATS at home recently, but are 4-0 ATS against teams in the SEC. The Bulldogs are 9-4 ATS as road favorites, and 9-2 ATS in their road openers.
Georgia is a slim 3.5 point road favorite from BetRoyal.com's sportsbook odds on a $110/$100 moneyline. The same moneyline holds for the under / over of 54.5 total points.