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Can Vols Win Rare Back-To-Back Games Vs Florida?

Joshua Dobbs and Tennessee rallied from a 21-point deficit to end a decade of frustration by beating Florida 38-28 last season. The Vols had lost the previous 10 meetings against the Gators but can they start to even out the all-time series this Saturday? Since 1954, Tennessee and Florida have faced off 36 times with the Gators going 26-10. Only twice in that 53-year span has Tennessee beaten Florida in back-to-back years, in 1970-71 and 2003-04.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tennessee’s last 9 games against the SEC.
  • Tennessee is 6-0 SU in its last 6 games in September.
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tennessee’s last 7 games against Florida.

Tennessee has opened the season 2-0 but it has not been easy. The Vols just barely squeaked passed Georgia Tech and though they dominated Indiana State, turnovers appeared to be an issue. Quarterback Quinten Dormady seems to have a firm grasp on the starting gig but looked uncomfortable despite some respectable numbers.

Florida has only played one game this season due to hurricane Irma, with their Week 2 contest against Northern Colorado being canceled. Remaining focused may be hard for this Gators team considering all of the off-the-field happenings, but the offense needs to make major strides if they want to compete. Florida was held to 192 yards with three turnovers in Week 1 against Michigan.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans going with the Florida Gators in this game found them listed as 8-point favorites on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week.

OddsShark computer score prediction models picked a possible 22-14 win for the Volunteers early in the week. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Tennessee Volunteers vs Florida Gators Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Florida brings a 0-1 record (0-1 ATS) to the Week 3 betting matchup against the 2-0 Tennessee Volunteers, who are 0-2 ATS against the spread. OVER/UNDER betting has seen Florida go 1-0 so far and the Volunteers go 1-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Florida vs Tennessee injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Florida Gators rated this week at No. 59 and the Tennessee Volunteers sitting at No. 36.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Florida Gators' No. 114-ranked offense (17 PPG) against a Tennessee Volunteers defense that ranks No. 64 at 24 PPG. The Florida passing attack has averaged 181 yards per game, more than Tennessee gives up through the air (106.5 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Volunteers own the league's No. 82-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 535 yards per game when on the road. Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 117 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

In their last game, the Gators were Week 1 losers coming out on the wrong end of a 33-17 score against Michigan.

Betting Trends
  • Tennessee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tennessee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Tennessee is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Tennessee is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida's last 8 games
  • Florida is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games at home
  • Florida is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games at home
  • Florida is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Tennessee

Next Betting Matchups

Tennessee home to Massachusetts, Saturday, September 23
Florida at Kentucky, Saturday, September 23