The Florida Gators open the 2019-2020 College Football Season by taking on the Miami Hurricanes at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. The game takes place on Thursday, August 24. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm ET.
A Closer Look The Florida Vs. Miami College Football Week 1 Odds
The college football Week 1 odds favor the Florida Gators by one touchdown against the spread. If you are betting on the underdog Hurricanes, Miami pays +235. The total in the game is 47 for over/under bets. You can watch the game on ESPN and stream it via Watch ESPN.
Why Bet on Florida Gators -7
Feleipe Franks returns to guide the Gators offense. Florida’s quarterback had a dreadful 2017. He threw 9 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Last season, the first under head coach Dan Mullen, Franks improved big time with 24 TD passes and only 6 picks.
Franks has plenty of weapons to throw the football too. He’ll carve up Miami’s defense for an easy Florida win and cover.
Why Bet on Miami Hurricanes +235
Hurricanes’ head coach Mark Richt decided to retire. At first, it threw Cane Nation into a tailspin. However, it turns out, Richt’s retirement might be a blessing in disguise.
Richt’s defensive coordinator, Manny Diaz, now takes over as head coach. The real bright spot for the Hurricanes during the Richt era was Diaz’s defense. That defense could take advantage of four new starters along the Florida Gators’ offensive line.
Miami will need a miracle to upset the Gators straight up on the moneyline.
Florida vs. Miami ATS, Moneyline, Over/Under Betting Analysis
The real key for the Miami Florida Hurricanes won’t be defense this season. Diaz will make sure that the defense steps it up and at least keeps the Canes early on in games. The problem is whether Miami’s offense can do anything about it.
Miami’s got big issues on offense. The offense had no passing game last season and that was when the Canes had 5 starters with experience along the offensive line. This season, only 2 offensive line have any experience at all.
Dan Mullen has already created a dynamite team in Florida. The Gators ended last season beating Florida State 41-14 in Tallahassee and taking down Michigan 41-15 in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl.
Mullen’s got one of the more solid squads in the deep SEC. Florida, even with four new starters along the offensive line, can challenge Georgia in the SEC East. Miami might not win more than 6 games this season. Florida rolls.