Free NCAA Football Prediction: Gators vs. Bulls Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 2
Florida Gators (1-0) vs. USF Bulls (0-1)
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm EST
Venue: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa FL
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Florida -29
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: OFF
NCAA Betting Total Odds: 58.5
Florida failed to cover the number in their 35-14 win over Florida Atlantic last week (-23.5), but that’s not entirely unexpected as the team tries to replace the likes of Kyle Trask and Kyle Pitts who are off to the NFL. The Gators will try again as nearly 30 point road favorites in week 2.
South Florida didn’t put up any fight in their season opener, laying a complete egg in a 45-0 loss on the road at NC State. The Wolfpack have high hopes for the season, but so do the Gators coming into week 2 as the #9 team in the country.
The Gators had the #1 passing attack in the country last year with Trask and Pitts helping the team to compile 388.4 yards/game. UF looks to be a little more diverse in 2021 – at least after one game as they ran for 400 yards even last week against Florida Atlantic.
Dameon Pierce had just 6 carries in week 1, but two of those touches went for scores. Malik Davis had 104 yards on just 14 carries but the big name from the Gators season opening win is Anthony Richardson, the dual threat QB that ran for 160 yards on just 7 carries.
Florida isn’t necessarily going QB-by-committee (yet), but the redshirt Freshman Richardson saw plenty of action breaking open for a 73 yard scoring run while also going 3-3 through the air and running for another 26 yards on another late scoring drive. If the Gators get a big lead on USF like NC State did last week, that margin may only get bigger as Richardson sees more reps.
South Florida was a +19 point road underdog in week one so it’s not like they were supposed to win, but Jeff Scott would’ve liked a little better showing than a 45-0 loss. Scott and OC Charlies Weis, Jr. are billed as offensive gurus, but the Bulls managed just one first down in their first five drives.
Saturday’s visit from the Gators could get ugly again. It’s going to be hard for Scott to put anything together with two QBs with shattered confidence. Last week’s starter Cade Fortin (7/20, 41 yards) was benched, but then returned to the game after Timmy McCain came in and threw 2 INTs.
Even though their offense scored 0 points and had just 271 yards, the defense was just as big of a dud in week 1. NC State had a couple of 100+ yard rushers, and Zonovan Knight went for 163 on just 16 carries. Now you’re going up against a Gators team that ran for 400 last week. Uh-oh.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Gators are 1-4 ATS last 5 as a road favorite
- Gators are 1-5-1 ATS last 7 overall
- Gators are 0-4-1 ATS last 5 vs. team with losing record
- Bulls are 4-0 ATS last 4 following a loss
- Bulls are 5-11 ATS last 16 home games
- Bulls are 1-5 ATS last 6 vs. SEC
Free Week 2 NCAA Football Pick
Florida ran for 400 yards last week and still didn’t cover the spread. Starting QB Emory Jones was just 17/27 for 113 yards and also threw 2 INT. Richardson looked great in his snaps, but Dan Mullen is also adamant that Jones remains his starter.
USF was atrocious last week on both sides of the ball. That was also on the road though and against an NC State team that has an experienced QB, a great RB, and some huge wide receiver targets. That’s not saying Florida is a slouch, but not a 29 point titan either.
4* Free Week 2 NCAA Betting Pick: South Florida +29
That’s a lot of points for a Gators team that only put up 35 last week.
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