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College Football Betting Preview: Florida Gators vs. Kentucky Wildcats
September 30, 2023
-ranked Florida Gators will head to Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky to face the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats this week!
After losing in week 1 on the road against the Utah Utes, the Florida Gators have won their last three matchups in a row while the Kentucky Wildcats are one of only two teams undefeated in the SEC, however, this will be the start of their difficult part of their schedule as they will play Florida, Georgia, Missouri, and Tennessee in their next four games. Will Florida extend their winning streak to four games when they travel to take on the Kentucky Wildcats in week 5 of the college football season or will the Wildcats remain undefeated? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are faring this season.
The Florida Gators enter this game ranked 22
in the AP Poll and 23
in the AP Poll with a record of 3-1 following a 22-7 win at home against the Charlotte 49ers while failing to cover the 28-point spread as a home favorite in week 4 of the college football season. Florida scored 22 points while compiling a total of 395 total yards offensively which included 259 passing yards and 136 rushing yards while allowing 7 points and 210 total yards defensively which included 133 passing yards and 77 rushing yards. Graham Mertz led the team in passing, completing 20 of 23 attempts for 259 yards and a touchdown. Montrell Johnson Jr. led the team in rushing with 16 carries for 63 yards. Ricky Pearsall led the team in receiving, catching all six targets for 104 yards.
Kentucky enters this game with a record of 4-0 following a 45-28 win on the road against the Vanderbilt Commodores while covering the 13.5-point spread as a road favorite in week 4 of the college football season. The Wildcats scored 45 points while compiling a total of 365 total yards offensively which included 205 passing yards and 160 rushing yards while allowing 28 points and 328 total yards defensively which included 231 passing yards and 97 rushing yards. Devin Leary led the team in passing, completing 15 of 29 attempts for 205 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions while adding 12 rushing yards on three attempts. Ray Davis led the team in rushing with 17 carries for 78 yards and two touchdowns. Barion Brown led the team in receiving, catching four of eight targets for 105 yards.
BookMaker has the Kentucky Wildcats listed as 1-point favorites at home against the Florida Gators on Saturday afternoon in week 5 of the college football season. Florida has won seven of the last ten while Kentucky has won two of the last three contests while going 6-3-1 ATS in the last ten and 2-0-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. Florida is 1-3 ATS overall, 0-1 ATS on the road, 1-1 ATS as an underdog, and 1-0 ATS in conference games this season while the Kentucky Wildcats are 3-1 ATS overall, 2-1 ATS at home, 3-1 ATS as a favorite, and 1-0 ATS in conference games on the year.
Kentucky enters this game with a better record and has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three games. The Wildcats are 6-3-1 ATS in the last ten and 2-0-1 ATS in the last three games in the series and have also been the better team this season at covering the spread going 3-1 ATS overall while the Gators are 1-3 ATS overall. As a result, I am taking the money line for the Kentucky Wildcats at -113 at home against the Florida Gators in week 5 of the college football season on BookMaker.
Spooky Express Pick: Kentucky Wildcats Money Line (-113)
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