College Football Game Lines Have Florida State a Slight Favorite over Florida

The college football game lines for the Florida State vs. Florida game give the edge to the Seminoles in the yearly inter-state battle between the two teams this Saturday, Nov. 27th.

The Florida State Seminoles are 8 and 3 on the season and are coming off of 2 straight victories. FSU is only 6 and 5 ATS on the season, however, and have gone 1 and 4 ATS in their last 5 games.

But the Gators haven’t been the Urban Meyer coached squad that many football handicappers have become accustomed to. Florida is 7 and 4 and is easily one of the worst teams, if not the worst, that Meyer has had since coming over to Gainesville.

Will the Gators dig themselves out of their own swamp and bite the Seminoles on Saturday?

Florida Gators at #21 Florida State Seminoles

Where: Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida

When: Nov. 27th, 2010 at 3:30 pm EST

TV: ABC, ESPN, ESPN3.com

NCAA Football Betting Lines

Florida Gators +2 ½ -110 O 51 -110

Florida State Seminoles -2 ½ -110 U 51 -110

The trends favor neither team in this game.

  • The Florida Gators are 20 and 6 ATS in their last 26 non-conference games.
  • The Florida Gators are 2 and 5 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Florida State.
  • The Florida State Seminoles are 4 and 1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite of ½ to 3 points.
  • The Florida State Seminoles are 1 and 4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

The favorite on the college football game lines, Florida State, has been both good and bad in 2010. The Seminoles lost 17 to 47 to Oklahoma as 7-point dogs but then dominated Miami a few weeks later 45 to 17 on the road as 5 ½ point dogs.

FSU bombed versus North Carolina State 24 to 28 as 4 ½ point favorites and North Carolina 35 to 37 as 6 ½ point faves but then beat Clemson 16 to 13 and covered a 4-point spread on the road versus Maryland in a 30 to 16 victory.

Which Florida State team is going to show up on Saturday? I don’t believe it will matter all that much. Florida hasn’t been a very good team, but I firmly believe that they’ve played against much tougher opponents than Florida State has this season.

The Gators are only 7 and 4 straight up and 6 and 5 ATS on the season but have shown signs of toughness and overall ability in 2010. They trounced Kentucky 48 to 14, almost beat LSU 29 to 33 and defeated Georgia 34 to 31 in overtime.

They had no shot against South Carolina in a 14 to 36 loss but bounced back versus Appalachian State last week when covering a -23 point spread in a 48 to 10 victory.

The college football game lines odds makers recognize that Florida can be a “miss team” but that they can also be a “hit team”. That’s why the betting line is only at 2 ½ points. The odds makers believe that eventually, many football handicappers are going to start pounding Florida in the sportsbook.

My feeling about this game is that Florida is going to play with a ton of pride on Saturday and that although Florida State is having an overall better season, the Gators are the better team. If the good Florida team that almost beat LSU and that took down Georgia shows up, then the Seminoles could be in some trouble.

I’m backing the Florida Gators at +2 ½ in the college football games lines sportsbook.

NCAA Football Betting Pick: Florida Gators +2 ½ -110

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