Tennessee vs. Florida Week 4 Prediction
SEC foes will battle in the swamp on Saturday evening when No. 11 Florida hosts unranked Tennessee at 7:00 p.m. ET. Will the Gators still be licking their wounds after losing last weekend to the Tide or will UF cover as a heavy favorite?
395 Tennessee Volunteers (+19) at 396 Florida Gators (-19); o/u 63.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, September 25, 2021
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL
Tennessee Volunteers Game Notes
Tennessee HC Josh Heupel declined to name a starting quarterback ahead of Saturday's game. There's an "OR" on the depth chart between Joe Milton and Hendon Hooker, and there seems to be a case for Hooker to become the new starter based purely on recent performance. Heupel said he wasn't addressing "hypotheticals" in regards to the issue. Hooker completed 17-of-25 passes for 199 yards with three touchdowns in the 56-0 win over Tennessee Tech. In the previous game, a 41-34 loss to Pitt, Hooker completed 15-of-21 passes for 189 yards and two touchdowns.
Florida Gators Game Notes
Florida redshirt freshman QB Anthony Richardson (hamstring) missed last Saturday's tilt against Alabama, but appears to be on track for Week 4's matchup against Tennessee according to Terry A. Lambert of RockyTopTalk.com. Richardson (6'4/236) has been electric for the Gators this season. He's completed just 5-of-10 passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns, and has nine carries for 275 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Richardson is a human highlight reel, whose early season performance has left some crying for him to be the starter. While Richardson doesn't appear to be on the path to a starting role just yet, Dan Mullen does like to get him involved whenever he is healthy, meaning he should see snaps against Tennessee if he is active.
Tennessee vs. Florida Betting Prediction
The Vols are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games as an underdog, are 1-6 against the number in their last seven games versus an opponent with a winning record and are 6-20-1 at the betting window in their last 27 games following a win of more than 20 points. On the other side, the Gators are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games coming off a loss and are 5-2 against the number in their last seven games versus an opponent with a winning record.
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