Tennessee vs. Florida Prediction
Will Tennessee pull off the upset against Florida this afternoon in the Swamp? Or, will the Vols at least cover?
Who: Tennessee (2-0) at Florida (0-1)
When: 3:30PM ET, Saturday, September 16
Where: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Gators are now 4-point home favorites versus the Vols after opening as a 5.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 49 but has been bet down to 48.5.
Tennessee Betting Trends
The Volunteers are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games and are 1-4 against the number in their last five conference games. They’re also just 2-5 against the number in their last seven games in September and have dropped 8 of their last 29 games (with one push) against the spread coming off a win of more than 20 points.
Florida Betting Trends
The Gators are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games in September and are 2-7-1 against the number in their last 10 home games. On the other side, Florida is 20-8 against the spread in their last 28 games following a bye week and are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous contest.
OUR PREDICTION: Nine players remain suspended for Florida, including top receiver Antonio Callaway. Couple those suspensions with the challenges of also dealing with Hurricane Irma (and the aftermath) and this is a tough spot for the Gators. Tennessee hasn't been good defensively to start the season, but with Florida's quarterback situation in flux, I'm not sure that matters. Tennessee exercised its Florida demons a year ago and I wouldn't be surprised to see the Vols win outright again today.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 3 PREDICTION: TENNESSEE VOLS +4