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No. 1 Georgia vs. Missouri picks and best bets for Week 5 SEC matchup

The Bulldogs are massive favorites over the Tigers in an SEC East battle.

Jack Podlesny #96 of the Georgia Bulldogs kicks a field goal during the second half against the Kent State Golden Flashes at Sanford Stadium on September 24, 2022 in Athens, Georgia. Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

The No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs ended last week’s matchup against Kent State a little closer than they might have liked, but if that’s the odd game that is bound to happen to great teams once a season when they play significantly less great teams, that means it’s out of the Bulldogs’ system, which is dangerous news for everyone else.

This week, they take on the Missouri Tigers, who lost to Auburn in overtime last week. Sorry, Missouri, but with this talent mismatch, I don’t think it’s going to be your week. Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!

SP+ Rankings

Georgia: No. 3 overall, No. 5 offense, 5 defense
Missouri: No. 58 overall, No. 67 offense, No. 48 defense

Injury update


TE Arik Gilbert - Questionable (undisclosed)
WR Arian Smith - Questionable (ankle)

WR Adonai Mitchell - Questionable (ankle)


RB Elijah Young - Out (soft tissue)
WR Luther Burden - Questionable (undisclosed)


Against The Spread

Georgia: 2-2 ATS
Missouri: 2-2 ATS


Georgia: Over 0-3-1
Missouri: Over 1-3

Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports

Georgia: No. 3 overall, No. 4 offense, No. 3 defense
Missouri: No. 33 overall, No. 41 offense, No. 28 defense

Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook

Spread: Georgia -29
Total: 54
Moneyline: Georgia -10000, Missouri +2200

Opening line: Georgia -27
Opening total: 55


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The Pick

Georgia -29

Last week aside, Georgia has been absolutely dominating the competition this year. This Missouri team is not a particularly strong one on either side of the ball. It’s going to be a blowout for the Dawgs.

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