Georgia vs Florida NCAA Football Picks and Tips 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
TIAA Bank Field
TIAA Bank Field is the venue where Kyle Trask and the Florida Gators will play the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday. Georgia opens this contest as 4-point favorites. The Bulldogs are 3-4-0 ATS and 2-5-0 when betting on the total. The Gators are 3-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-3-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Georgia Bulldogs played the Kentucky Wildcats and won 21-0. Leading the way at QB for the Bulldogs was Jake Fromm who went 9/12 with 35 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He ended the game without an interception. D'Andre Swift paced the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 39 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns during the game. He rushed for a total of 179 yards via 21 carries which gave him an average of 8.5 yards per carry. George Pickens was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 35 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 8.8 yards per catch for that game. The Bulldogs ran the ball a total of 40 times and earned a total of 244 yards earning them an average of 6.1 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, they ran 52 plays which gave them a total of 279 yards. For the contest, the Bulldogs got 14 1st downs and they had 4 infractions for 33 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In terms of defense, Georgia allowed 2 catches on 16 attempts for a total of 17 yards, and a completion percentage of 12.5%. On the ground, the Bulldogs allowed 163 yards on 34 runs which gave them an average of 4.8 yards per run allowed. For the game, they allowed a total of 180 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
The Bulldogs head into this matchup 6-1 this season. For total yards, they rank 7th in the Southeastern Conference and 49th in the nation with 3,310 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 36 points per contest, ranking them 26th in the nation. As a team, they have an average of 238.4 rushing yards per contest which is 1st in the Southeastern Conference. The Bulldogs have one of the top tier defenses in the country, giving up 10.6 points per game putting them 1st in the SEC. When it comes to passing yards, the Bulldogs have allowed 1,641 yards. Opponents are completing 55.8% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.4 yards per try. In terms of rushing yards, Georgia is allowing 86.1 yards per game which has them at 1st in the SEC and 5th in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3 yards per carry ranking them 1st in the SEC and 12th in college football overall. Overall, they have allowed 603 rushing yards through 7 contests.
In their last contest, the Florida Gators played the South Carolina Gamecocks and earned the victory by a score of 38-27. Leading the way at QB for the Gators was Kyle Trask who went 21/33 with 200 yards passing and added 4 touchdowns. He threw 1 interception in the game. Dameon Pierce paced the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 75 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown in the game. He ran for a total of 87 yards via 7 carries which gave him an average of 12.4 yards per carry. Jacob Copeland was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 89 yards on 3 catches. He had an average of 29.7 yards per catch in the game. The Gators ran the football 29 times and racked up 155 yards which gave them an average of 5.3 yards per carry. For the game, they totaled 62 plays for a total of 355 yards. For the game, the Gators racked up a total of 18 first downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 25 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. On the defensive side of the ball, Florida gave up 17 completions on 35 attempts for a total of 170 yards, and a completion percentage of 48.6%. Against the run, the Gators gave up 217 yards on 43 runs which is an average of 5.0 yards per run allowed. For the game, they allowed a total of 387 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
The Gators head into this matchup 7-1. Florida hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 142.8 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 89th in the nation. As a team, they have a total of 1,142 rushing yards through 8 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Gators average 420 yards per game overall which has them at 50th in Division 1 and 6th in the SEC. The Gators are giving up 15.8 points per game which puts them at 3rd in the conference and 12th in D-1. When talking about points allowed, they have allowed 126 total points. In terms of yards rushing, they are conceding 128 yards per contest ranking them 36th in the nation and 6th in the SEC. For the 2019 season, they have allowed a total of 1,024 yards on the ground and 7.2 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the most dominate groups in the nation. They are conceding 195.4 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Gators currently sit at 5th in the SEC.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Gators college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -4
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