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Florida State and Florida clash Saturday to determine who the best team in the Sunshine State is, but it may be hard to trust the underdog in this one. The past 17 matchups between the Seminoles and the Gators have seen the favorites go 13-4 ATS.

Shark Bites
  • Florida is 1-12-1 ATS in their past 14 home games in November.
  • Florida State is 2-7 ATS in their past nine games following a win.
  • Florida running back Kelvin Taylor has a rushing touchdown in all but one game this season.

How Florida still only has one loss this season is sort of mind boggling. In their past three games, the Gators have played teams with a combined record of 8-22 SU with an average scoring margin of plus-six points.

You never really know what you are going to get from FSU—are you getting the offense that has scored 40-plus points four times this season or the offense that’s been held to 24 or less four times? Last week was the good offense, with the Seminoles putting up 52 points behind five rushing touchdowns.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Florida Gators as -3-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. Watch for over-under updates and superior underdogs lines at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 31-27 victory for the Seminoles. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Florida State Seminoles vs Florida Gators Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Florida will face the 9-2 Florida State Seminoles, who own a 7-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Florida Gators are 4-7 so far this season while the Seminoles are 4-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Florida vs Florida State injuries news.

The Florida Gators sit at No. 32 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Florida State Seminoles are at No. 21 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Florida Gators No. 80-ranked offense (27.36 PPG) against a Florida State Seminoles defense that ranks No. 10 at 17 PPG. The Florida Gators passing attack has averaged 222.73 yards per game, more than the Florida State Seminoles give up through the air (190.55 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Florida State Seminoles feature the league's No. 0-rated road run defense, allowing 189.25 yards per game. Florida, meanwhile, ranks No. 0 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time we saw the Mocassins, they had no answer for Dalvin Cook as the Seminoles rolled to a 52-13 victory at Doak Campbell Stadium.

The Gators grabbed a Week 12 victory over the Owls in their last game, winning 20-14 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Florida State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Florida State is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Florida State's last 10 games
  • Florida State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Florida is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Florida is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida's last 7 games
  • Florida is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home