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College Football Betting Preview: Florida Gators vs. Florida St Seminoles

November 25, 2023

The Florida State Seminoles will travel to Gainesville, Florida to face their in-state rival, the Florida Gators, at Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday evening in week 13 of the college football season with the game scheduled to start at 7:00 PM ET and will air on ESPN.

The Florida State Seminoles are having one of the best seasons since they last won the National Championship, however, the Seminoles suffered a major blow to their team when Jordan Travis was lost for the remainder of the season due to an injury. The Seminoles still have a chance to make it to the college football playoffs without him, but it will be a lot tougher, as they enter this game with a record of 11-0 following a 58-13 win at home against the North Alabama Lions on Saturday. The success of the Seminoles this season can be attributed to Jordan Travis and the offense as they enter this game averaging the 7th most points per game in college football with an average of 40.09 points per game. However, without Jordan Travis, it will be difficult for them to maintain that average as Travis was their leading passer as he had completed 207 of 324 attempts for 2,755 yards with 20 touchdowns and two interceptions while rushing for seven touchdowns before the injury.

Florida needs to win this game to make it to their 6th bowl game in a row as they enter this game with a record of 5-6, however, they are on a four-game losing streak following a 31-33 loss on the road against the Missouri Tigers last week which has dropped their conference record of 3-5. If the Gators lose this game, they will be looking for a new head coach and things look bleak for Billy Napier as the Florida Gators have been one of the worst scoring defenses in college football this season as they have allowed an average of 27.91 points per game. However, they will be going up against a backup quarterback this week when they face the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday evening.

BookMaker has the Florida State Seminoles listed as 6.5-point favorites on the road against the Florida Gators on Saturday evening in week 13 of the college football season. Florida State has won six of the last ten while Florida has won two of the last three meetings. The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last ten while the Gators are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Florida State Seminoles are 6-5 ATS overall, 2-2 ATS on the road, and 5-5 ATS as a favorite while the Florida Gators are 4-7 ATS overall, 2-3 ATS at home, and 2-4 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Florida State enters this game with a better record as they are 11-0 while Florida is 5-6 and has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten. The Seminoles are also the better team at covering the spread this season as they are 6-5 ATS overall while the Gators are 4-7 ATS overall. Buy the .5 point and lay the points with the Florida State Seminoles when they travel to face the Florida Gators on Saturday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: Florida State Seminoles -6