Commodores Hoping to Cash in For Second Straight Week
The SEC continues to be a loaded conference when it comes to college football, and it’s now deeper than it ever has been. The Vanderbilt Commodores are hosting the Florida Gators for an interesting matchup on Saturday morning.
Florida comes into this game with an overall record of 6-4 and has momentum after winning two straight. Things haven’t always gone well for the Gators, though, and they are not without some flaws.
Vanderbilt comes into this game with an overall record of 4-6, but the Commodores just stunned Kentucky in Week 11 to end a long losing streak in SEC action.
The college football odds for this game have the Florida Gators as 14-point betting favorites on the road in this matchup.
Gators Tough on the Ground
The Florida Gators have been able to run over most of their opponents in the SEC as they are averaging 225 rushing yards per game. Florida is going to try to run its way to a win in this game, and the Gators have a couple of players to get that done.
Quarterback Anthony Richardson Jr. has thrown for 1,951 yards and 11 touchdowns. Richardson also has nearly 600 rushing yards while teammate Montrell Johnson Jr. leads the way with 710 yards and nine touchdowns.
The Florida defense has given up nearly 27 points per game and that unit will need to show up and have a big game in this battle.
Vanderbilt Must Get Stops
After a stunning win over Kentucky on Saturday, head coach Clark Lea said, “We’re building a program, and building a program’s hard. It takes people that are aligned, doing the right things the right way. And that’s what these guys are doing. I’m glad they got rewarded today.”
Now Vanderbilt has to try and pick up a second straight win against a tough team. The Commodores are going to need to find some defense if they are going to win this game, allowing over 35 points per game. Vanderbilt has actually been better at defending the run, and that could allow them to keep this one close.
Running back Ray Davis is having a huge season for Vanderbilt, rushing for 181 times and 860 yards. Davis will have to play a key role in this game as quarterback AJ Swann is banged up.
Florida vs Vanderbilt Game Injuries
Florida vs Vanderbilt Head-to-Head
Looking at recent trends in a matchup can help when betting online, and you’ll see just how lopsided this matchup has been in the past. Florida has won eight straight games against Vanderbilt, and most of those battles haven’t been close.
Florida vs Vanderbilt Game Information
- Game: Florida (6-4) vs Vanderbilt (4-6)
- Location: FirstBank Stadium, Nashville, TN
- Day/Time: Saturday, Nov. 19, Noon ET
- Florida vs Vanderbilt Live Stream: ESPN
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Florida vs Vanderbilt Betting Lines
Florida vs Vanderbilt Prediction
You have to look at recent trends when making college football picks, and it’s hard to ignore what Vanderbilt just did. Picking up a big win over Kentucky will give Vanderbilt some momentum in this game, and it will provide a tough challenge for Florida.
The Commodores have enough talent on offense to make this game competitive, and this should be a fun battle to watch. Florida will be able to get past Vanderbilt on the road, but it’s going to be close.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Vanderbilt Commodores and the 14 points, but it will be Florida that wins the game outright.
The Florida Gators are listed at -600 in our Vegas Lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Florida, you have a chance to win $17. The Vanderbilt Commodores are +450, offering a chance to win $450.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines give the Gators a 85.71% chance to win, with the Vanderbilt Commodores at 18.18%.