Florida at Florida State Pick and Preview
- Updated: November 29, 2008
College Football Betting Preview
Florida (10-1) at Florida State (8-3)
Saturday, 3:30 pm Eastern – ABC
SBG Global Opening Line: Florida – 15.5 , Total 57.5
Fourth ranked Florida will try and dispatch of rival Florida State on Saturday and remain in position to play for the BCS title. With a win against the Seminoles and a win next week in the SEC Championship game against Alabama, the Gators will play for the national title. Florida has won four straight in the series against Florida State and is heavily favored to make it five in a row on Saturday afternoon. SBG Global reports that early College Football betting has the public taking Florida on the Road.
Florida State also could be playing in a conference championship game next week if they get a little help. If Maryland beats Boston College on Saturday then Florida State will win the Atlantic Division of the ACC and play in the ACC Championship game next week. They may have a better chance of playing in that game than they do of beating a very talented Florida team. The Seminoles will have to stop Florida quarterback Tim Tebow who has thrown 22 touchdown passes this season and only two interceptions. “If you had your druthers you’d probably rather be on a creek bank or somewhere than try and defend a team as talented as they are,” Florida State defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews said. “It’ll take our best effort of the year to even have a chance.” Florida comes into the game averaging 46.5 points per game, third best in the country. They should get some sort of a test from a Seminoles defense that ranks 7th in the country allowing just 272.6 yards per game. The problem for FSU will be that even if they slow down Florida a little they probably can’t score enough points to stay in the game against a Gators defense that ranks 9th in the country.
Florida leads the all-time series 31-19-2. Here are more College Football betting stats for Saturday’s game. The Gators are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games in November. The Gators are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Gators are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 non-conference games. The Gators are 18-6 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The Gators are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings at Florida State.
The Seminoles are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games. The Seminoles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The home team is 11-3 ATS in the last 14 meetings between the two teams.
SBG Global Current Line: Florida – 16.5 , Total 57.5
The Under is 6-0 in the Gators last 6 vs. the ACC. The Over is 18-6 in the Gators last 24 games overall. The Over is 5-2 in the Gators last 7 non-conference games. The Over is 5-2 in the Gators last 7 road games. The Under is 5-1 in the Seminoles last 6 vs. the SEC. The Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between the two teams and the Under is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings at Florida State.
Pick: Florida 2 out of 5 units
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