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Georgia vs. Missouri 12/12/2020 College Football Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Georgia visits Missouri on 12/12/2020 at 12:00PM.

Georgia and Missouri face off in an important game for both teams as every game in this shortened season with limited or no fans in attendance means more. Georgia has a record of 6-2 this season. Missouri is 5-3 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Georgia Team Defense Preview

Georgia has had 89 defensive drives in non-garbage time minutes and they yield 5.48 plays per drive. There is not much to take away here when it comes to how many plays per drive opponents run, but they are a team that falls in the average window when it comes to plays per drive. Georgia has a generally average defense. Nothing too special about it, but they are capable of rising up when needed. Georgia opponents pass the football 58.61% of the time.They are a team that faces a lot of Air Raid Offenses.

Defenses want to stop offenses from getting into a 3rd Down where the options are plentiful. Unfortunately, this defense is too porous to limit those choices. Opponent rushing yards attributed to their offensive line this season comes out to 2.59 yards per carry. Opponent offensive lines have been simply unable to support their running games against this defense. When it comes to getting to that second level, running backs are getting stopped. This defense does not allow themselves to be gashed. The breakout rushing plays are simply not happening, it is a massive reach to expect this team to give up big rushing plays.

This Defense has had average success disrupting the flow of the opposing offense.. Getting more granual into the front seven and their ability to cause trouble, they are just average in this regard. Georgia is better at stopping the run than the pass this season.

Georgia Team Offense Preview

Georgia has had 86 total drives this season and they generate 5.81 plays per drive. Georgia runs a lot of plays per drive and this could wear an opposing defense down. Georgia is an average offense when it comes to staying ahead of the chains, getting into 3rd and Short scenarios, and converting on 3rd and 4th Down. Passing plays make up 48.20% of their play calls.Relatively speaking, this is a team that favors run/pass balance.

Move the pile forward, falling forward, making progress, ensuring north-south running, smart Quarterback reads, well-adjusted alignments to ensure leverage, and an offensive line that is getting a great push forward are cornerstones of this offense. How effective is the offensive line given what we know about their ability to prevent negative yards on rushing plays? More than you think, thanks to the Adjusted Line Yards metric. Georgia can take credit for 3.32 yards per carry. This is an elite offensive line when it comes to generating a push for the running game. They know how to create creases for running backs to break loose. Playing 7 in a box may not be enough for opposing defenses, this is a great O-Line. This is also a team that is getting to the second-level in an average fashion. Offensive line and running backs are average in this regard. They feature a relatively average explosiveness in the running game, maybe there will be a breakout rushing play, but it is not something to count on from them.

Defenses have had average success disrupting the flow of the Georgia Offense. Georgia is among the best in the country at keeping defensive front sevens at bay. Opposing defenses need their secondary players to step up and cause trouble in order for this Offense to be disrupted. Georgia has shown themselves to be a better running team than passing team this season.

Missouri Team Defense Preview

Missouri has had 81 total defensive drives this season and they yield 5.73 plays per drive. Missouri lets opponents run a lot of plays per drive and in the Fourth Quarter, this team could be gassed. Missouri has a generally average defense. Nothing too special about it, but they are capable of rising up when needed. Missouri opponents pass the football 50.86% of the time.Missouri tends to face teams that prefer to air it out or opponents want to air it out against them.

Missouri is not doing anything particularly special as far as their ability to create negative yardage plays on the ground. Opponent rushing yards attributed to their offensive line this season comes out to 3.1 yards per carry. This defense lets offensive lines have too much control over them on the ground, too much push from the opposing offensive line. This is a team that is getting gashed too much for the tastes of their base. Linebackers are not stopping the bleeding well enough. The breakout rushing plays are simply not happening, it is a massive reach to expect this team to give up big rushing plays.

This Defense has had average success disrupting the flow of the opposing offense.. Getting more granual into the front seven and their ability to cause trouble, they are just average in this regard. Missouri has shown themselves to be better at stopping the pass than the run this season.

Missouri Team Offense Preview

Missouri has had 84 drives in non-garbage time minutes and they average 5.8 plays per drive. Missouri runs a lot of plays per drive and this could wear an opposing defense down. Missouri is an average offense when it comes to staying ahead of the chains, getting into 3rd and Short scenarios, and converting on 3rd and 4th Down. Missouri passes the football 48.87% of the time.Relatively speaking, this is a team that favors run/pass balance.

Missouri is not doing anything particularly special as far as their ability to avoid negative yardage plays on the ground. Based on the Adjusted Line Yards metric, which measures the amount of credit that should be ascribed to the offensive line for a rushing play, they average 2.69 yards per carry. So what does this mean? It means that the offensive line has been incredibly disappointing in their contribution to the ground game. When it comes to getting to that second level where linebackers have not crashed down on the line of scrimmage, they are getting stopped with ease. The breakout rushing plays are simply not happening, it is a massive reach to expect this team to bust out big rushing plays.

Missouri has bullied and controlled defenses this season, defenses have not been able to dictate what this offense is able to do to them. Opponents should consider a containment strategy. Front sevens are causing an average amount of trouble for the Offense. Missouri is a better passing team than running team this season.

The Georgia Roster

The Players to Watch for Georgia

Stetson Bennett QB 5-11 190

This season, Stetson Bennett has put up 1167 yards and 8 touchdowns. He has thrown 6 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 129.0thus far this season. Stetson Bennett has thrown 6 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Stetson Bennett has 54.0 rushing yards, which puts him in the 63.43 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 24.0 times this season, which puts him in the 61.42 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 2.0 rushing touchdowns this season.

Zamir White RB 6-0 215

This season, Zamir White has 614 rushing yards on 121 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 9 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Zamir White picked up 32 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 5 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 0 receiving touchdowns this season.

Kearis Jackson WR 6-0 200

This season, Kearis Jackson picked up 455 yards. He caught the ball 32 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 3 receiving touchdowns this season.

Warren Brinson DT 6-4 305

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Georgia, Warren Brinson has 2 tackles this season. He was able to keep rushers back and penetrate the offensive line with 0 tackles for loss, which puts him in the 23.32 percentile among Defensive Tackles. When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 0 times this season, which put him in the 32.96 percentile among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 0 fumbles this season.

Devonte Wyatt DL 6-3 301.0

The leading tackler among Defensive Ends for Georgia, Devonte Wyatt has 21 tackles this season. He was able to keep rushers back and penetrate the offensive line with 0 tackles for loss, which puts him in the 20.24 percentile among Defensive Ends. When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 0 times this season, which put him in the 29.35 percentile among all Defensive Ends in College Football. He has forced 0 fumbles this season.

Lewis Cine DB 6-1 185.0

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Georgia, Lewis Cine had 45 tackles which puts him in the 92.47 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. He was able to keep rushers and receivers back on screens with 1 tackles for loss this season, which puts him in the 71.77 percentile among Secondary position players. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Lewis Cine as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0 passes this season, which puts him in the 37.97 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Jalen Kimber CB 6-0 170

Considered the leading tackler among Cornerbacks for Georgia, Jalen Kimber had 2 tackles which puts him in the 17.56 percentile among Corners. He was able to keep rushers and receivers back on screens with 0 tackles for loss this season, which puts him in the 34.7 percentile among Corners. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Jalen Kimber as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0 passes this season, which puts him in the 36.4 percentile among Corners this season.

The Missouri Roster

The Players to Watch for Missouri

Connor Bazelak QB 6-3 220

This season, Connor Bazelak has put up 2002 yards and 5 touchdowns. He has thrown 2 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 139.4thus far this season. Connor Bazelak has thrown 2 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Connor Bazelak has 25.0 rushing yards, which puts him in the 51.39 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 39.0 times this season, which puts him in the 74.07 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 1.0 rushing touchdowns this season.

Larry Rountree III RB 5-10 210

This season, Larry Rountree III has 835 rushing yards on 170 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 11 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Larry Rountree III picked up 65 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 11 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 0 receiving touchdowns this season.

Keke Chism WR 6-4 210

This season, Keke Chism picked up 369 yards. He caught the ball 26 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 0 receiving touchdowns this season.

Tre’ Williams DL 6-5 260.0

The leading tackler among Defensive Ends for Missouri, Tre’ Williams has 21 tackles this season. He was able to keep rushers back and penetrate the offensive line with 3 tackles for loss, which puts him in the 76.3 percentile among Defensive Ends. When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 2 times this season, which put him in the 80.93 percentile among all Defensive Ends in College Football. He has forced 1 fumbles this season.

Martez Manuel S 6-1 200.0

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Missouri, Martez Manuel had 52 tackles which puts him in the 95.88 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. He was able to keep rushers and receivers back on screens with 5 tackles for loss this season, which puts him in the 98.3 percentile among Secondary position players. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 2 times this season. Martez Manuel as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0 passes this season, which puts him in the 37.97 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Georgia vs. Missouri Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Georgia 27 Missouri 10

Spread Pick: Georgia -13 -108 5Dimes
Moneyline Pick: Georgia -436 SportsInteraction
Total Pick: Under 55.5 -110 SkyBook