Mercifully the wait is finally over. College Football Season has finally arrived. Specifically, Week Zero offers a very attractive prime time showcase from the state of Florida. Florida showed rapid improvement in Dan Mullen’s first season as head coach for 2018. Consider the Gators posted 10 College Football betting wins last year. Miami will be playing its first game for new head coach Manny Diaz. Indeed, Diaz was the coordinator of the “Turnover Chain” defense. Manny is now tasked with reviving a once-dominant program that lacked offense and energy last year. This matchup is a definite tone-setter!
Miami Hurricanes Vs. Florida Gators
|Date and Time:||Saturday, August 24, 2019, 7 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida|
|Miami Vs. Florida TV Coverage:||ESPN|
Hometown Boy Tries to Make Good
The account of Manny Diaz growing up in Miami is this a special College Football Betting opportunity for him. Heck, his dad was the Mayor of Miami. Diaz was instrumental in leading Miami’s defense in their 2017 season in which they were undefeated heading into the final weekend. Last year Diaz’s defense ranked fourth overall in the nation. However, a putrid offense that ranked 105th in the country offset that. Big news came last week in that Jarren Williams was the upstart and surprise starting quarterback. Ohio State transfer Tate Martell was expected to win the job.
Gators Set to Chomp
Balanced against Miami and their quarterback issues are the Gators. Feleipe Franks solidified the QB position as Mullen turned the offense into an online betting Asset. Florida ranked 22nd for scoring offense and 20th for points allowed. Franks finished with a 143.3 rating throwing for 2457 yards. He posted a 24/7 touchdown to interception ratio. Additionally, senior back Lamical Perine returns after rushing for 826 yards and 6.2 YPC last year. Leading receiver Van Jefferson is back after catching 35 passes for 503 yards with six TD’s. Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham arrives from the NFL to tighten things up.
Miami and Florida Betting Stats vs. The Line
3-7 against the spread as a road dog
3-5 under the total getting points on the road
5-1 vs. the odds in games with Florida
2-4 under the total in matchups with the Gators
3-5 against the spread vs. Southeastern Conference teams
2-5 under the total vs. the SEC
7-3 against the spread as a road chalk
4-5 under the total as an away favorite
Miami Vs. Florida College Football Betting Picks
In this situation, Franks gives the Gators a potential College Football Betting advantage. He brings the experience of a successful season in 2018. Franks also has the advantage of working with Mullen for well over a season and a camp. By contrast, Williams has never started a game. Diaz and Williams are not familiar with each other compared to Mullen and Franks. For all that the Gators also bring the confidence of finishing strong. Florida will bring momentum and SEC championship expectations to this one.
Miami vs. Florida College Football Betting Prediction: Florida Gators
Miami vs. Florida College Football Betting Score Prediction: Florida 27, Miami 13
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