College Football Opening Night - Florida Gators vs. Miami Hurricanes

Gators Open as Betting on NCAA Football Favorite to Miami

At the onset of head coach Dan Mullen’s arrival at Florida were expectations raised.  Florida has been searching for an offense and identity ever since Tim Tebow graduated.  Mullen was offensive coordinator at UF when Tebow was under center. In view of that Florida’s betting on NCAA Football appeal increased with Mullen’s arrival.  Meanwhile the Miami Hurricanes have a new head coach.  Defensive coordinator Manny Diaz was elevated after Mark Richt retired.  Richt had burned out after being tuned out by the team.  Miami literally quit on him.  For this purpose, Diaz was hired to jumpstart enthusiasm.

College Football Opening Night – Florida Gators vs. Miami Hurricanes

Date and Time:  Saturday, August 24, 2019, 7 p.m. ET

Location: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida

Betting on NCAA Football Odds at SBG:  Florida -8, Miami +8

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Florida vs. Miami TV Coverage: ESPN

Florida vs. Miami Overview

Last year Florida had a betting on NCAA Football record of 10-3 straight up and 9-4 against the spread.  Only four of their games went under the total.  Most important of all the Gators finished strong.  UF won its last four games of the season.  Mauling Michigan 41-15 in their bowl game was a great end.  By contrast Miami was 7-6 straight up and 5-8 against the spread.  Just five of the Canes tilts went over the total.  The U lost five of their last seven games.  In particular a 35-3 bowl game loss to Wisconsin ended Richt’s reign.

The U Wants to Get Offensive

Miami was done in by an offense that raked 105th in the country.  In particular the quarterback play was an sports betting catastrophe.  To illuminate The U finished 113th in the country for passing yardage.  However, Manny Diaz’s defense was an impressive fourth best in the country.  Due to that and his youth does Diaz inspire hope for the future.  Dan Enos arrives from Alabama to run the offense.  The quarterback position is currently up in the air.

Gators Set to Chomp Nationally?

At the beginning of this season Florida is considered to be top ten material. Last year’s six-win improvement has gamblers and fans anticipating a return to glory.   Mullen’s greatest strength was jumpstarting the anemic Florida offense.  Although it’s not yet up to 2008 standards it made its greatest strides since that time. Quarterback Feleipe Franks developed into a feared asset for the Gators.  In comparison the defense was already solid.  Todd Grantham got a nice $300,000 raise to remain as coordinator.  Grantham is well respected for his changing up play calls.  Along the same lines his defense is hyper-aggressive.

Florida vs. Miami Betting Trends

Late on the Gators have been a reliable bet as a road chalk.  Florida has covered seven of their last 10 laying points away from home.  By contrast Miami has covered only three of their last 10 games getting points on the road.

Matchup to Watch

On this occasion the neutral field of Camping World Stadium is the venue.  Florida has the Betting on NCAA Football matchup advantage on offense.  Furthermore, they are a full season ahead of Miami in program development.

Florida vs. Miami Betting on NCAA Football Picks

Most of all Florida is the superior team in talent and production.

Florida vs. Miami Betting on NCAA Football Pick: Florida Gators

Florida vs. Miami Betting on NCAA Football Score Prediction: Florida 27, Miami 13

Check out Manny Diaz’s comments on replacing Mark Richt at The U!

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