Moving into the NCAA Football Division I Regular Season Week #4 we preview a game with 2 SEC rivals whom both appear to be in a rebuilding process. Yes, it’s the Volunteers of Tennessee playing at the Gators of Florida with the game played on Saturday the 26th of September 2015 at the Ben Hill Griffins Stadium (better known as the ‘Swamp’) in Gainesville, Florida with kick-off scheduled for 3:35 PM ET and seen on CBS TV.
The opening odds for those that Bet on College football at SBG Global. com has the Gators of Florida a slight favorite at -1 ½ with the Over/under at 46 and -125 on the Money Line, while the underdog Volunteers of Tennessee are at +1 ½ and +105 on the ML. The Gators are 3-0 coming into this game, after a last Saturday close win over the Wildcats of Kentucky 14-9. Then the Volunteers are 2- coming into this game with their 1st win last week over the Catamounts of W. Carolina 55-10, with their loss in week 2 to the Sooners of Oklahoma 31-24 in OT.
The betting fans of the Volunteer of Tennessee, know that last week’s win, was a comeback for the Volunteers after a difficult loss to the Sooners the week before, as they had a 17-0 lead in the game, and then lost the game in OT. In their game with W. Carolina they took a lead at half time of 41-3, and that was the biggest half time lead for Tennessee in a game since back in 2000 when they played Arkansas.
The Volunteers will seek to create the same game atmosphere playing the Gator this Saturday, as they would like to pull off an upset in this rivalry game with the Gators of Florida. To do that, they must continue their strong offensive play and continue their scoring. As in the 1st 3 game this season they accumulated at total of 138 points, which is their highest 3 game point scoring total since back in 1914.
Tennessee will depend on their RB J. Hurd to continue his performances to date, as he has 5 TD’s and has rushed for more than 300 yards to date. That will not come easy, as the defense of the Gators have only allowed 1 rushing TD to date in their 3 tame season. Tennessee in the ultimate 10 games on the road had 3 wins and 7 losses straight up.
For the fans of the Gators of Florida, get ready for a SEC rivalry game as your team takes on the Volunteers of Tennessee, after Florida’s win over Kentucky as they recorded their 3 consecutive win this season. Plus that was the 29th straight time the Gators beat the Wildcats of Kentucky.
The Gators beat the Wildcats thanks to the defense, as they only allowed the Kentucky QB Towles to complete 8 of his 24 pass attempts for 125 yards, and also limited their running game to 114 yards, while they sacked the QB Towles some 6 times in that game. Offensively the Gators beat the Wildcats just slightly in total yards posting 245 yard to the Wildcats 241 yards in the game.
In this game the Gators will seek to continue their winning streak and bring their record to 4-0 with a win over the Volunteers this Saturday afternoon. In the last 10 games against Tennessee, the Gators have outscored the Volunteers 2-1 and victorious in their last 10 games with Tennessee.
The prediction in this game is that the offense of Florida will overcome the defense of Tennessee and the Gators beat the Volunteers 31-24 on Saturday afternoon.