Vanderbilt Commodores at Florida Gators: Preview and Pick
7 Replies | 181 ViewsOn 11/03/2013 11:23 AM in NCAA Football
The Florida Gators entered this season with high hopes but they are slowly tumbling down the college football rankings and in the SEC after several losses. The recent loss to the Georgia Bulldogs was especially painful considering they put forth a good effort on offenses, something that had struggled with all season. Now at home, they will look to rebound with a big win when they play against the Vanderbilt Commodores.
Vanderbilt Commodores at Florida Gators Odds
The college football odds for this game will favor the Gators at home as they look to rebound against the Commodores after a string of tough loses. This line could shift so check it out at your top rated online sportsbook leading up to kickoff.
If the Gators want to avoid another loss they have to avoid getting off to a slow start. The Bulldogs scored on their first four possessions, taking a 20-0 lead that looked like it would be enough against one of the Southeastern Conference's most anemic offenses. Georgia gained 259 yards in the first quarter and looked like it would roll.
But the Gators rallied, taking advantage of a fumble, a safety and some questionable play calls to seize momentum in a weird, wacky and an unbelievably chippy game. Florida cut it to 23-20 early in the fourth, putting Georgia on its heels after a failed fourth-down run followed by a huge defensive penalty. But the Gators faltered down the stretch. The Bulldogs ran out the clock with a final drive that lasted more than 8 minutes, a series that included a third-down penalty on Florida's Darious Cummings. The Gators will have to avoid these silly mistakes if they want to win this week.
The latest college football betting trends reveal that this could be a very good, but high scoring game. Vanderbilt is 11-4 straight up in its last 15 games, but 7-16 straight up in its last 23 games on the road. The total has gone over in 7 of Vanderbilt's last 10 games, over in 4 of Vanderbilt's last 5 games on the road and the total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games when playing at home against Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt is 0-5 straight up in its last 5 games when playing Florida and 2-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last 6 games when playing Florida. Finally, Florida is 16-5-1 straight up in its last 22 games and 10-1-1 straight up in its last 12 games at home.
Vanderbilt Commodores 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.