Tennessee Volunteers at Florida Gators: Preview and Pick
5 Replies | 515 ViewsOn 09/16/2013 12:47 PM in NCAA Football
The Florida Gators are a very talented football team, but after taking an upset loss against the Miami Hurricanes, they realize they have to win out if the hope to have a shot at the SEC Championship game. Standing in their way this week is the Tennessee Volunteers.
Tennessee Volunteers at Florida Gators Odds
The college football odds posted this game shows that the Gators are double digit favorites with the opening line posted at (-14.5) for the Gators. The betting action by the public is split down the middle for this game with the sports betting consensus revealing that just 51 percent of the wagering is on the Gators. Despite the even betting action, the line has dipped and it can be found at (-14) at several at the top rated sportsbooks.
The Gators had a bye week to prepare for this game and attempt to get over the tough loss to the Hurricanes. Meanwhile the Volunteers come into this game limping after a beat down at the hands of the Oregon Ducks.
For the Gators the concerns are injuries. Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel suffered a slight knee sprain in the second quarter of Saturday’s loss to Miami but is expected to suit up and start against Tennessee on Sept. 21, the school announced. The Gators will need him under center if they want to win this game.
The Vols are off a bad loss, but are also dealing with the scrutiny of the NCAA as they are being looked at closely. Tennessee was without defensive lineman Maurice Couch, who was ruled ineligible for the game while the university investigates allegations he received improper benefits. If a report by Yahoo Sports is correct this could be a big problem for the Vols.
The college football betting trends for this game favor the Florid Gators in this pivotal SEC matchup.
The Volunteers are 2-7 against the spread (ATS) in their last nine games following a straight up loss of more than 20 points, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game and 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 conference games.
The Gators are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games against a team with a winning road record, 9-2-1 ATS in the last 12 games in September and 6-1 ATS in the last seven games following a bye week.
Tennessee Volunteers at Florida Gators Pick
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check back on the day of the game to see who we select as our winner for this big game.