Running it Up?

A lot of talk in the offseason could lead to an ugly outcome on Saturday when No. 1 Florida hosts Tennessee at 3:30PM ET from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Bet Tennessee at Florida

When the Volunteers hired Lane Kiffin as their new head coach, most of his early shots and motivation points were aimed at Florida and Urban Meyer. It started with accusations of NCAA rules violations which were found to be not true, but when Kiffin said that singing “Rocky Top” after beating Florida this season will be awfully sweet, that seemed to get the Gators attention.

Florida has coasted so far this season with a 62-3 win over Charleston Southern in the season opener followed by a 56-6 win over Troy last week. The Gators haven’t allowed a touchdown this season and the offense hasn’t missed a beat in limited action. Last week, Tim Tebow threw for 237 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for 71 yards and a score. Florida racked up 663 yards of offense against Troy, with 291 yards rushing. Jeffrey Demps and Chris Rainey each rushed for over 80 yards while three different receivers had over 65 yards receiving.

The Volunteers opened the Kiffin era with a 63-7 win over Western Kentucky two weeks ago, but suffered a 19-15 loss to UCLA last weekend. The loss was a defensive struggled as Tennessee held UCLA to 186 yards, but only amassed 208 on its own. Jonathan Crompton threw three interceptions in the loss and had just 93 yards on 13-of-26 passing. Montario Hardesty led the Volunteers in the game with 89 yards rushing and a touchdown. Defensively, Tennessee had just one turnover, but forced six fumbles in the game.

Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made Florida 29.5-point home favorites over Tennessee on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 52.

College Football Week 3 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992

FLORIDA is 10-5 against the spread versus TENNESSEE since 1992

FLORIDA is 12-5 straight up against TENNESSEE since 1992

9 of 16 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

FLORIDA is 2-0 against the spread versus TENNESSEE over the last 3 seasons 

FLORIDA is 2-0 straight up against TENNESSEE over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 

All games played at FLORIDA since 1992

FLORIDA is 5-2 against the spread versus TENNESSEE since 1992

FLORIDA is 6-2 straight up against TENNESSEE since 1992

4 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games played at FLORIDA over the last 3 seasons.

FLORIDA is 1-0 against the spread versus TENNESSEE over the last 3 seasons 

FLORIDA is 1-0 straight up against TENNESSEE over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 

FLORIDA is 12-2 ATS (+9.8 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.

FLORIDA is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.

FLORIDA is 11-2 ATS (+8.8 Units) when playing on a Saturday over the last 2 seasons.

FLORIDA is 15-5 ATS (+9.5 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest over the last 3 seasons.

FLORIDA is 11-2 ATS (+8.8 Units) in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.

FLORIDA is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) after 2 or more consecutive straight up wins over the last 2 seasons.

FLORIDA is 12-2 ATS (+9.8 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.

FLORIDA is 12-2 ATS (+9.8 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.

Tennessee is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Florida

Tennessee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Florida

Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

TENNESSEE: 13-4 Under vs. conference

FLORIDA: 8-1 ATS vs. conference
Week 3 College Football Injury Report
TENNESSEE

No significant injuries.

FLORIDA

No significant injuries.

Tennessee at Florida Current Odds

Tennessee Volunteers +29.5 Over 52

Florida Gators -29.5 Under 52

Player Props:

Total pass attempts for Jonathan Crompton (TEN): Over/Under 30.5

What will Crompton have more of: Touchdown Passes (+220) or Interceptions (-300)

Total rushing attempts for Montario Hardesty (TEN): Over/Under 18.5

Will Hardesty score a touchdown: Yes (+160) or No (-200)

Total rushing attempts for Bryce Brown (TEN): Over/Under 8.5

Total receptions for Quintin Hancock (TEN): Over/Under 4.5

Total completions for Tim Tebow ( FLA): Over/Under 14.5

Will Tebow throw an interception: Yes (+110) or No (-140)

Total rushing attempts for Tebow: Over/Under 13.5

Will Tebow rush for a touchdown in the first half: Yes (-135) or No (+105)

Total rushing yards for Chris Rainey ( FLA): Over/Under 76.5

Total receptions for Riley Cooper ( FLA): Over/Under 4.5

Total receptions for Aaron Hernandez ( FLA): Over/Under 3.5

Bet Tennessee at Florida

Posted: 9/19/09 12:00PM ET

 

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