Georgia Bulldogs (12-1) vs. Florida State Seminoles (13-0)
Georgia Bulldogs vs. Florida State Seminoles 12/30/23 – On Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium and livestreamed on ESPN will take place the eagerly-anticipated NCAAF Orange Bowl matchup between Georgia’s 12-1 Georgia Bulldogs and Florida State Seminoles (13-0), two powerhouse collegiate football titans that have both demonstrated remarkable prowess this season – this contest promises to be an epic battle of two college football titans and represents an ideal NCAAF bowl tip this week for both football enthusiasts and bettors alike!
This season, Georgia has been an offensive powerhouse, thanks to running back Daijun Edwards and wide receiver Dominic Lovett. Edwards has been an instrumental force on the ground with 157 attempts, 819 yards, 11 touchdowns at an impressive 5.2 yards per attempt rate – his ability to find and exploit openings has been key to Georgia’s offensive success. Meanwhile Lovett has played an equally vital role with 51 receptions for 575 yards and three touchdowns showing himself to be an indispensable playmaker.
Florida State has demonstrated their strength through Lawrance Toafili and Jaheim Bell. Toafili’s 463 rushing yards on 69 attempts and 4 touchdowns (averaging an impressive 6.7 yards per attempt) has been instrumental in their ground game; and Bell, with 39 receptions for 503 yards and two touchdowns (at an impressive 12.9 average yards per catch), has proven his worth as an aerial threat for Florida State.
Georgia Bulldogs vs. Florida State Seminoles 12/30/23 Game Info
|Saturday, December 30, 2023 at 4:00 PM ET
|Hard Rock Stadium
Carson Beck QB vs. Tate Rodemaker QB
Carson Beck has put together an efficient season for Georgia, completing 72.4% of his passes for 3,738 yards, 22 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Despite his limited experience, the redshirt sophomore has shown poise in the pocket and ability to push the ball downfield. However, Beck did struggle against the pressure from LSU, getting sacked 4 times. He will need to make quick decisions and get the ball out fast to negate Florida State’s fierce pass rush. The Seminoles have registered 37 sacks on the season.
Tate Rodemaker seized control of the starting job midway through the year and never looked back. Although passing stats don’t jump off the page, the redshirt freshman has been a perfect game manager for Florida State’s run-heavy offense. Completing 57.1% of attempts for 510 yards and 5 touchdowns without a pick, Rodemaker has avoided big mistakes. His running threat is also a key dimension, keeping defenses honest with 4 rushing touchdowns. Rodemaker’s efficiency will be tested against Georgia’s smothering pass defense ranked 2nd nationally.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Georgia Bulldogs -600, Total Odds: 44.5
The betting odds heavily favor Georgia, reflecting their dominance throughout the season. The spread of -14.5 suggests a significant advantage, and the total odds of 44.5 indicate expectations of a relatively low-scoring game, considering the defensive strengths of both teams.
Georgia Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Bulldogs have gone an impressive 19-1 straight up over their last 20 games, establishing themselves as one of the most consistent teams in college football. They have also gone 8-4 against the spread over their previous 12 contests played in December. Given the stakes, Georgia should be locked and focused to cap off the season with a statement victory.
Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
On the other side, the Seminoles ride a wave of momentum having gone 16-0 straight up across their last 16 games played on Saturdays. Florida State is also 6-1 straight up over its previous 7 games in December. While the underdog, the Noles have been strong lately with a 7-1 ATS record across their last 8 matchups. Riding high after an unbeaten campaign, don’t expect Florida State to back down from this stiff test.
Georgia Bulldogs vs. Florida State Seminoles 12/30/23 Betting Picks
In this high-stakes game, Georgia seems to have the upper hand with their overall performance and depth. However, Florida State’s undefeated record and resilience as underdogs make them a formidable opponent.
For betting picks, while Georgia is the safe bet, the large spread offers an interesting dynamic. The Bulldogs’ strong defense could limit the Seminoles’ scoring, but Florida State’s ability to perform under pressure might keep the game closer than expected.
Predicting a win for Georgia, this game is expected to be a battle of defenses, with Georgia’s offensive edge giving them the advantage. This Orange Bowl encounter is set to be a highlight for NCAAF fans, offering premium top picks and exciting football action.
Free Pick and Prediction: Georgia Bulldogs 27, Florida State Seminoles 17