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Gators face Volunteers in Week 3 odds

Florida GatorsTennessee Volunteers
Sep 15, 6:00 PM | Grass of Neyland Stadium

Florida Gators vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds


If it's the third Saturday in September, it must be time for SEC foes Florida and Tennessee to meet, this time in Knoxville (6 pm Eastern, ESPN).

The Vols, 2-0 after beating Georgia State, are two-point favorites as they look to break a seven-game losing streak vs. the Gators, who are also 2-0 after beating Texas A&M 20-17.

The line has been bet up to -3 at many shops, including GTbets.eu.

View Florida vs Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Volunteers sit at No. 25 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Gators are at No. 85 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Volunteers will win this game 51-33.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tennessee's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 43 PPG, against a Gators defense that ranks No. 34 this week at 15.5 PPG. The Volunteers aerial game is averaging 353.5 yards per game, more than the Gators secondary allows through the air, 213 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Gators feature the league's No. 35-rated road run defense, allowing 134 yards per game. Tennessee, meanwhile, ranks No. 52 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Florida, they were a 20-17 winner as they battled Texas A&M on the road. Florida covered in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 37 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Gators grabbed a Week 2 victory over the Aggies in their last game, winning 20-17 at Kyle Field.

Tennessee was a 51-13 winner in their most recent outing at home against Georgia State. There was no line on the game due to the fact a non-board team was involved. In their last game, Tennessee's aerial attack generated 310 yards and the Volunteers came away with a 51-13 victory over Georgia State at Neyland Stadium.

Florida Gators Trends:
When playing in September are 10-0
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 4-6

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 3-7

A few Gators at Volunteers trends to consider:
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tennessee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games
Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tennessee
Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Tennessee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Tennessee is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
Tennessee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Tennessee is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games

Next up:
Florida home to Kentucky, Saturday, September 22
Tennessee home to Akron, Saturday, September 22