The annual clash between the Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs is typically of very high importance, and probably for good reason. Florida and Georgia have made appearances in 14 of the last 20 SEC Championship Games. And sure enough, the winner of the Florida-Georgia game has gone on to the SEC Championship Game 11 times since the year 2000, including each year over the last five seasons.
This is a long way to say that this game is a pivotal one on the calendar, and there’s good reason to think that it will be again in 2020. Both Florida and Georgia check into this game with one loss apiece. Florida’s came to the Texas A&M Aggies, while the Dawgs took a loss to the mighty Alabama Crimson Tide. Both have had their share of issues coming into this one, but one of these teams is most certainly poised to represent the East in Atlanta.
This matchup will depend upon how Georgia fares on offense. The Bulldogs’ offensive issues have been well documented this season. Last week, they only put up 14 points last week against a stifling Kentucky Wildcats defense. And against Alabama, a team who boasted a high-powered offense themselves, they weren’t able to keep up with them in the second half.
Florida’s high-powered offense hasn’t faced too many issues this season, as even in their lone loss, they still put up yards and points. And while their defensive issues are well-documented, this sort of feels like a similar situation to the Alabama game for Georgia. Will the QB situation dictate a win or a loss for them? I think it all really comes down to that. If Stetson Bennett can make enough plays, then I think that they can keep up.
If not, that stingy Dawgs defense might wind up on the field a lot, and Kyle Trask, Kyle Pitts and Kadarius Toney and Co. will be able to take advantage of them just as Mac Jones, Najee Harris and the rest of the Alabama offense was able to.
How to Watch
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Spread: Georgia -3.5
Moneyline: Georgia -170 | Florida +138