Public split on Florida Gators-Georgia Bulldogs matchup

October 29, 2008

The No. 8 Florida Gators take on the No. 6 Georgia Bulldogs in a battle of SEC East rivals Saturday (3:30 pm ET, CBS).

Florida has dominated the past 10 meetings, going 8-2 SU and 6-4 ATS. But the Bulldogs won the last meeting, 42-30 as a 7.5-point road dog on Oct. 27 last season. The score went over the total of 55.

Sportsbooks has the Gators as a 5.5-point favorite in NCAA College Football Betting Lines. The Over/Under is 56.5.

Bettors are basically split on this one, with a small majority – 52 per cent –¬†backing the Gators, according to Public Betting information. The Public is expecting a high-scoring game, as 63 per cent are on the Over.

Last week, Tim Tebow threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores as Florida thumped Kentucky 63-5 in Week 9. The Gators covered the 25-point spread and the score went over the total of 47.

Matthew Stafford threw for two touchdowns to lead Georgia to a 52-38 win over LSU Tigers in Week 9. The Bulldogs covered the 1-point spread and the score went over the total of 49.

Florida (6-1 SU, 5-2 ATS) has won three straight while Georgia (7-1 SU, 3-2-2 ATS) has also picked up wins in their past three straight.

Florida is 5-0 ATS in its past five on the road and 8-1 SU in its past nine on the road.
Georgia is 14-1 SU in its past 15 overall and 10-1 SU in its past 11 at home. The total has gone Under in five of the past seven meetings.

Injuries: For Florida, RB Emmanuel Moody (ankle) is listed as doubtful. OL Jim Tartt (ankle) and Safety Bryan Thomas are questionable. For Georgia, TE Tripp Chandler (shoulder) and LB Dannell Ellerbe (knee) are questionable.

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