Missouri vs Georgia NCAA Football Picks & Predictions 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Jake Fromm and the Georgia Bulldogs host the Missouri Tigers at Sanford Stadium on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Georgia opens this matchup as 14.5-point favorites. The Tigers are 4-4-0 ATS and 2-6-0 when betting on the total. The Bulldogs are 2-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-4-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Missouri Tigers played the Kentucky Wildcats and were beaten 29-7. Larry Rountree III paced the team in rushing during the game. He broke a long run for 13 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for 58 yards by way of 15 carries which meant he was running for 3.9 yards per tote. Tyler Badie was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 82 yards on 2 receptions. He earned an average of 41.0 yards per catch during the game. Leading the way at QB for the Tigers was Kelly Bryant who went 10/19 with 130 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Tigers ran the ball a total of 34 times and totaled 125 yards earning them an average of 3.7 yards per run. Overall, they ran 63 plays for 289 yards. For the game, the Tigers had a total of 14 first downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 75 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. When discussing the defense, Missouri conceded 4 completions on 8 tries totaling 63 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. In the game, they conceded a total of 360 yards and earned 2 takeaways. Against the run, the Tigers conceded 297 yards on 48 carries which means they had an average of 6.2 yards per carry allowed.
The Tigers step onto the field holding a record of 5-3 in 2019. For total yards, they are currently ranked 10th in the Southeastern Conference and 70th in Division 1 with 3,428 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 31.8 points per game, putting them 52nd in Division 1. As a unit, they have an average of 184.4 yards on the ground per game which is 7th in the conference. The Tigers have one of the best defenses in the nation, giving up 18.1 points per contest putting them 5th in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Tigers have allowed 1,953 yards. Opponents are completing 49.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.5 yards per try. In terms of rushing yards, Missouri is allowing 136.9 yards per contest which has them at 7th in the SEC and 42nd in the country. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.7 yards per carry which has them at 4th in the conference and 35th in the country overall. In total, they have conceded 1,095 rushing yards through 8 contests.
In their last contest, the Georgia Bulldogs played the Florida Gators and ended up getting the victory by a score of 24-17. Leading the way at QB for the Bulldogs was Jake Fromm who went 20/30 with 279 yards through the air and added 2 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. D'Andre Swift led the team on the ground in the game. His longest run of the day went for 30 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 86 yards by way of 25 carries which had him averaging 3.4 yards per carry. Lawrence Cager was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 132 yards on 7 receptions. He earned an average of 18.9 yards per catch in the game. The Bulldogs ended up rushing 37 times and added 119 yards which gave them an average of 3.2 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they ran 67 plays which gave them a total of 398 yards. For the contest, the Bulldogs racked up 20 first downs and they had a total of 8 penalties for 46 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. When it comes to their defensive performance, Georgia gave up 21 catches on 33 tries totaling 257 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.6%. Overall, they conceded 278 yards but finished the game without a turnover. In the running game, the Bulldogs gave up 21 yards on 19 runs which gave them an average of 1.1 yards per run allowed.
The Bulldogs head into this game 7-1. In discussing the offensive production, the Bulldogs have one of the top tier offenses in the country. Georgia has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 223.5 rushing yards per game, which has them at 19th in D-1. As a unit, they have a total of 1,788 yards rushing through 8 contests, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Bulldogs average 463.5 yards per game overall putting them 24th in the country and 3rd in the Southeastern Conference. The Bulldogs are giving up 11.4 points per contest which puts them at 1st in the Southeastern Conference and 5th in college football. Their pass defense is one of the top units in college football. They are giving up 190.5 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Bulldogs are ranked 4th in the conference. In terms of points allowed, they have allowed 91 total points. In discussing yards rushing, they are conceding 78 yards per game which puts them at 4th in the country and 1st in the SEC. This year, they have allowed a total of 624 yards rushing and 0 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers +14.5
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