Week 1: Aggies vs Gators Odds
College football betting sees the New Mexico State Aggies taking on the Florida Gators on Saturday September 5 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
New Mexico State vs. Florida
Date: Saturday September 5
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium – Gainesville, FL
NCAA Football Spread: Florida -37
NCAA Betting Total: 54.5
NCAA Moneyline Odds: n/a
Florida kicks off a new era with an easy opponent at home.
They better look pretty solid or else tensions will pick up pretty quick.
This team would love to get back to the elite in the SEC but they also just have to start looking like Florida again.
This is their first chance to do so.
New Mexico State
The Aggies are not a very good football team and they are not expected to be much of a threat in the Sun Belt this season.
Last year when they played an SEC team (LSU) they lost 63-7 and it would be some measure of success if they can keep this one a little bit closer.
Even though the Gators might be in a reset mode there is just too much of a talent imbalance between these two clubs to give the Aggies much hope.
At the risk of piling on the best they might be able to hope for is that the Gators are a little sloppy given that it is the first game and all.
The best thing NMSU has going for it is that it has a veteran QB who is protected by four returning starters.
It won’t be easy but at least he sort of knows what he is doing back there. He just has to get the jersey colours right.
The Gators have fallen on hard time lately. Blessed with great defensive talent they have been a mess and they are relying on former Bama OC Jim McElwain to get things pointed in the right direction.
Even though they have announced a starting QB for this contest that doesn’t mean they actually have one.
They are going to be overwhelming enough physically to win this one regardless but it would be nice to see the seeds of progress as well.
That starter is going to be Treon Harris who is more of an athlete than McElwain had in Tuscaloosa. What that means for the offense will be interesting to see.
If you are watching this one the key is to not get too caught up in what you see. The Gators are supposed to look like world beaters against NMSU.
They are a good bet to cover despite the big spread.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
Over is 6-0 in Aggies last 6 vs. SEC.
Aggies are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. SEC.
Over is 4-0 in Aggies last 4 games in September.
Gators are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games.
Gators are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. S-Belt.
Gators are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Week 1 NCAA Football Prediction
I don’t generally bet these big numbers but gun to my head I will take Florida.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Florida -37
I really don’t like betting huge numbers like this so I will be looking for some other angles. Expect the Gators to be really pumped up so maybe a first half or even first quarter number.
Week 1 Score Prediction: Florida 49 – New Mexico State 9
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