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Buckeyes vs Gators in Gator Bowl odds

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Jan 2, 1:00 PM | Grass of Municipal Stadium

Florida Gators vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds


The team that has lost 8 in a row ATS is favored to snap back and cover the spread in the Gator Bowl Jan. 2.

Florida, appropriately playing in the Gator Bowl, faces Ohio State and is a slight favorite. It may not help them if the current trend holds up here as the underdogs are 4-1 ATS in the past 5 editions of this game.
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Its a rematch of the 2006 BCS National Title Game and Ohio State backs into the game on a three-game losing streak.

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Gator Bowl Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Buckeyes in this one will find them as 1-point underdogs. The total settled in around 44 at most shops, including BetOnline.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ohio State's No. 75-ranked offense (25.1 PPG) against a Gators defense that ranks No. 25 at 20.6 PPG. The Buckeyes passing attack has averaged 124.1 yards per game, less than the Gators give up through the air (167.2 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Gators feature the league's No. 77-rated road run defense, allowing 185.5 yards per game. Ohio State, meanwhile, ranks No. 33 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Florida was a 21-7 loser at home against Florida State. They failed to cover the 3–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (28) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Ohio State lost its last outing, a 40-34 result against Michigan on November 26. Ohio State covered in that game as a 8.5-point underdog, while the 74 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Florida Gators Trends:
When playing in January are 6-4
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When favored on the road are 9-1

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing in January are 5-5
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When an underdog at home are 4-3

A few Gators at Buckeyes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games
Florida is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Florida is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ohio State's last 5 games
Ohio State is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games