The de-facto SEC East title game will take place in Athens this afternoon as the No. 12 Missouri Tigers hit the road to battle the No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs. This division showdown will kickoff at 3:30 p.m. ET and air on CBS.
Missouri (7-1, 3-1 SEC) is coming off its bye and is looking to pull off a huge upset that will propel it to the top of the SEC East standings. The Tigers were last seen whipping South Carolina in a 34-12 victory on October 21, a game where running back Cody Schrader broke off 159 yards and two touchdowns. Mizzou is seeking its first victory over UGA in a decade.
Georgia (8-0, 5-0 SEC) went down to Jacksonville and rolled rival Florida in a 43-20 rout last Saturday. The offense rolled even without the services of Brock Bowers as wide receiver Ladd McConkey went off with six receptions for 135 yards and a touchdown. The Dawgs were never in any real danger in this matchup as they entered the fourth quarter holding a 36-7 lead.
Missouri: 20 overall, 20 offense, 27 defense
Georgia: 2 overall, 6 offense, 5 defense
LB Chad Bailey - Questionable (Undisclosed)
WR Demariyon Houston - Questionable (Undisclosed)
RB Roderick Robinson II - Out (Ankle)
LB EJ Lightsey - Out (Back)
TE Brock Bowers - Out (Ankle)
Against The Spread in 2023
Missouri: 5-3 ATS
Georgia: 2-5-1 ATS
Total in 2023
Missouri: Over 6-2
Georgia: Over 5-3
Missouri: 2.24 plays per minute of offense
Georgia: 2.13 plays per minute of offense
Odds at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Georgia -15.5
Moneyline: Georgia -700, Missouri +500
Opening line: Georgia -15
Opening total: 55.5
Our Best Bet for Missouri vs. Georgia
This is the point in the season where you’d expect Georgia to fully rev up the machine for the postseason and we saw the two-time defending national champs barely break a sweat when burying Florida last Saturday. Even with Mizzou bringing a talented offense to Athens, I expect the Dawgs to have little issue putting the Tigers down this afternoon. Take UGA to cover and roll for homecoming.