Rivalry week hits the Sunshine State this weekend as Florida travels north to take on the hated Seminoles of Florida State. Saturday’s meeting between the two one loss teams is scheduled to kickoff at 3:30pm ET at Doak Campbell Stadium; the game will be broadcast live on ABC. Early College Football Odds are favoring the hosting Seminoles at -7 against the spread.
Florida Gators vs Florida State Seminoles (-7): The good news for Florida is that sophomore quarterback Jeff Driskel, who suffered an ankle injury in a 27-20 win over the Ragin’ Cajuns, will suit up against Florida State. The bad news: despite his presence in the lineup, the offensively challenged Gators are still getting seven points from the home team. The spread may seem a bit much considering Florida is 10-1 on the season with wins over Texas A&M, LSU, and South Carolina; however, the Gators have not played a true road game since mid-October and their offense has slumped considerably in recent weeks. Florida is averaging a mere 18.3 points per game in its last four games, in spite of facing lightweights Louisiana-Lafayette and Jacksonville State during that stretch. It seems unlikely the Gators will break out against a Florida State team that is allowing just 13.1 points per game on the season. With the exception of a talented Clemson squad, no team has done anything offensively against the Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium. The Tigers tallied 37 points in a 12 point loss, but the other five teams to visit Tallahassee combined to score a paltry 17 points. College Football Odds Betting Trend: Florida State, which has outscored Florida 52-14 in the last two meetings between the two schools, is 7-1 both straight up and against the spread in its last eight games playing as a favorite against the Gators.
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Florida vs Florida State Pick Against the Spread: Provided by Sportsbook.ag
Florida Gators +7 (-105)
Florida State Seminoles -7 (-115)