We have a pick for one of the best NCAA Football games today – the Florida Gators will host the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday in College Football Week 3 action! The Florida Gators are 1-1 on the season, with a loss on opening night to the Utah Utes and a bounce-back win over McNeese State. For Tennessee, they are 2-0 on the season.
The Volunteers topped Virginia 49-13 in the opener and smacked Austin Peay 30-13 last weekend.
It’s time to start looking at this game closer and give our Tennessee vs Florida betting analysis. Looking at the college football standings, we should be in for an exciting game!
Tennessee Volunteers vs. Florida Gators Information
Before our Tennessee vs Florida betting analysis, here is some information on the big game:
Tennessee Volunteers vs Florida Gators
Date & Time: Saturday September 16th, 2023; 7:00pm EST
Location of the game: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium; Gainesville, FL
Where to watch: ESPN
In their previous matchup Tennessee Volunteers beat the Florida Gators 38-33 on September 24th, 2023.
Recent Scores for Tennessee Volunteers vs. Florida Gators
Both of these two NCAA Football teams have played two games so far. See how they have fared:
Tennessee Volunteers 2023 Results:
- Saturday, September 2nd, 2023: 49-13 win vs. Virginia
- Saturday, September 9th, 2023: 30-13 win vs. Austin Peay
Florida Gators 2023 Results:
- Thursday, August 31st, 2023: 24-11 loss at Utah
- Saturday, September 9th, 2023: 49-7 win vs. McNeese State
Tennessee Volunteers vs. Florida Gators Betting Analysis
- Spread: Tennessee Volunteers -6.5, Florida Gators +6.5
- Total: 58.5
- Moneyline: Tennessee Volunteers -238, Florida Gators +195
Tennessee Volunteers vs. Florida Gators Betting Preview
Tennessee’s Dominant Rushing Attack: A Force to Be Reckoned With
Joe Milton III is the leader of the Volunteers offense. Through two games, the signal-caller has thrown 429 yards and four touchdowns on the season. Ramel Keyton has been the top target with 118 yards and a touchdown on eight receptions. Jaylen Wright provides the spark on the ground for Tennessee, as he has rushed for 233 yards in two games.
The Tennessee offense is one of the best in the nation on the ground. Tennessee is picking up nearly 260 yards per game on the ground. The 39.5 points per game ranks 33rd in College Football, while the defense allows just 13 points per game. That is just inside the Top 25.
After this game, Tennessee Volunteers schedule show they will go back home for three more games. UTSA, South Carolina, and Texas A+M all come to Knoxville. That leads to a trip to Tuscaloosa on October 21st, as they will take on the Crimson Tide.
Florida’s Offensive Balance: Air and Ground Attack
The Florida Gators would love to be the first to knock off Tennessee this season. Florida competed but came up short on the road against a Utah team that will be competing for a Pac-12 title.
Looking at their college football players, the Gators have Graham Mertz at quarterback. The former Wisconsin Badgers signal-caller has thrown for 526 yards and two touchdowns.
Ricky Pearsall is the top target for the Gators in the passing game. He averages seven receptions per game, with 215 total yards and a touchdown. Florida is passing for 283 yards per game and rushing for an additional 170.
Florida is in the middle of their second of three straight home games. Next week, Charlotte comes to town. Then, the Gators are at Kentucky to close out September. Once October starts, the Gators have a home game against Vanderbilt to start the month. This win at home would greatly help the Florida Gators standings in the SEC.
Tennessee Volunteers vs. Florida Gators Betting Prediction
Barring any late additions to the college football injury report, expect to see a well-prepared, disciplined Florida team in this game. Whether or not Graham Mertz is talented enough to win this game is another question. But Florida is going to have a good plan and compete. Do not be surprised if the Gators have a chance to win this game late.
The final Tennessee vs Florida betting analysis – Florida Gators +6.5 over the Tennessee Volunteers in this big SEC opener for both teams. Enjoy all our NCAAF Picks!