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Saturday Blitz Vegas SEC Predictions Week 7

No. 13 Georgia Bulldogs at No. 24 Missouri Tigers

Line: Georgia by 3

Don’t completely sleep on the SEC East. Yes, the SEC West is far better, but this is a great East showdown that will likely determine who represents that side in the SEC Championship game. Georgia finally found a little more help outside of just Todd Gurley last week, with the defense finally stepping up, but keep in mind that it was only against Vanderbilt. Now, after the blowout opener against Clemson and then the bad loss to South Carolina, we get to find out a lot more about this team against Missouri. And for Georgia, Gurley is going to have to come through against a very good defensive line. That’s going to be the determining factor in the game, along with the offense calling timed quick routes for Hutson Mason to make sure he doesn’t get sacked. Those two things should give this team a victory on the road.

Missouri, meanwhile, is back to gaining respect after a fluke loss to Indiana in which they should be pulling their hair out for losing. In fact, Georgia and Missouri should both be meeting for an epic undefeated showdown this weekend. The Tigers need better play from Maty Mauk, who’s looked pathetic so far, going against the Georgia defense. But what is also crucial is that the defensive line steps up and does its job in stopping the Georgia running game. If it can’t, this game will be over early. But stopping the run should give this team a victory as long as the offense doesn’t make too many crucial mistakes.


Missouri’s defensive line is great led by Shane Ray, but it’s mostly good at shutting down a passing attack. These guys are still significantly undersized, and it’s going to do them in as Georgia gives them a heaping dose of Gurley. Gurley will gash this team all game for up to 250 yards, and he’ll simply embarrass the Missouri defense. The Tigers won’t have the offense to compete with Georgia either, so expect not a blowout, but a comfortable Georgia victory.

Georgia: 34 Missouri: 20

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