The best sportsbooks USA favor Utah over Florida in their 2023 college football season-opening matchup.
Florida Gators vs. Utah Utes
|Florida||+9 ( -110 )||49 ( -110 )||+275|
|Utah||-9 ( -110 )||49 ( -110 )||-345|
Betting Florida Gators
The Gators are eight-point road dogs at the best College Football sportsbooks. The Gators finished the 2022 season with a 6-7 record (3-5 in conference play). They placed 5th in the Conference. During the regular season, the Gators opened the season with a win over No. 7 Utah.
They would lose two of their next three games to No. 20 Kentucky and No. 11 Tennessee. They would go on to defeat No. 20 Eastern Washington, but they would lose to undefeated rivals No. 1 Georgia.
By the end of the season they would lose their final two regular season games to Vanderbilt and rival Florida State. They finished their regular season with a 6-6 overall record. They would earn a bid to play in the Las Vegas Bowl, which they would lose to No. 14 Oregon State, thus ending their season with a 6-7 overall record.
The 2022 season wasn’t exactly the season that the Gator fans had expected when Billy Napier was hired as head coach. With NFL draft fourth overall pick Anthony Richardson under center, Florida finished the season with a 6-7 record.
Graham Mertz started 32 games in Wisconsin before he transferred to Florida. He had a hit-and-miss career in Madison, where he threw for 5,387 yards and 48 TDs. Mertz will get a second chance in Florida, though he is no Anthony Richardson (and, some might say, he couldn’t even carry Richardson’s jockstrap). Mertz played a lot of football in the Big Ten (quantity-, if not quality-wise). The SEC is a different beast, though, with more talented defenses.
The 2023 Florida Gators college football team will be representing the University of Florida in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in the 2023 NCAA Division I FBS college football season.
Billy Napier is expected to lead the team in his second season as a head coach. The Gators will be playing their home games at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. This is likely to be the last year for the East division since Texas and Oklahoma will be joining the SEC in 2024.
According to the best Sportsbooks USA, Florida has gone 4-2 ATS against the point spread in their last six college football games. Florida has gone 2-5 SU in their last seven games. Gators have gone 1-7 SU in their last eight games when they were playing on the road. Florida has gone 7-0 SU in their last seven games that they have played in the month of August. The total has gone UNDER in seven of Florida’s last 10 games that they have played in week 1.
Betting Utah Utes
The Utes finished the 2022 season with a 10–4 record (7–2 in Pac-12 play) and finished in a three-way tie for second place. Because of tiebreaking rules, Utah earned a bid to the Pac 12 Championship Game.
They beat No. 4-ranked USC for the second time in the year in the conference championship game. Consequently, they earned an invitation to the Rose Bowl for the second straight year in row where they would go on to lose to Penn State.
The 2023 Utah Utes college football team will be representing the University of Utah as members of the Pac-12 Conference in the 2023 NCAA Division I FBS college football season. Kyle Whittingham is expected to lead the team in his 19th year as a head coach. They will be playing their home games at Rice–Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.
Utah has gone 4-2 ATS against the point spread in their last six college football games. Utes have gone 10-3 SU in their last 13 games. Utah has gone 14-0 SU in their last 14 games when they were playing at home.
Utes have gone 5-0 ATS against the point spread in their last five games that they have played in the month of August. Utah has gone 13-1 SU in their last 14 games that they have played in week 1. The total has gone UNDER in six of Utah’s last eight games that they have played on a Thursday. The total has gone UNDER in four of Utah’s last six games that they have played on a Thursday when they are playing at home.
Florida Gators vs. Utah Utes NCAAF Pick
Utah will Win the game, Florida will Cover the point spread, and the Total will go Over.