Kicking the debut weekend of College Football off, the Miami Hurricanes and the Florida Gators at a rivalry showdown in Orlando combat with. The Gators enters this match favored by 7.5 points, together with the match complete sitting in 47.5. Both the spread and the total have dropped after Florida started at -8 with a 50.5 over/under.
Thus far, 54 percent of those bets have favored Florida, despite the line moving 0.5-points in Miami’s direction. 59% of the bets have hit on the under so far, causing the game total to drop 3 whole things.
That said, let us see how Miami and Florida stack up on Saturday.
Last year, Gators finished the year strong, winning their final four games and ending with a 10-3 record. Digging a bit deeper, Florida impressively ended with the amount 15 offense based on S&P+. Looking forward to 2019, Florida returns five starters on offense and another eight on defense.
Notably, the offensive starters for Florida play a number of the most important places of football. Beginning with their quarterback, redshirt junior Feleipe Franks and his top six pass catchers reunite for 2019. After a mid-season benching, Franks shut the year out on a high note, casting for 862 yards and no interceptions in his four matches.
Alas, the Gators should deal with four new faces across the line. The group has 24 career starts. This could spell trouble for Franks along with the conduct game, going up against a solid Miami defensive line. But, Miami seems susceptible through the air, which ought to benefit Floridawide receiver corps.
Miami’s defense remains the strength of their group after finishing 25 against the run and 6. Despite dropping Gerald Willis and Joe Jackson, Miami will lean in their line talent. Miami also yields three starting linebackers, including All-ACC gamers Michael Pinckney along with Shaq Quarterman.
After losing three starters in their backfield into the NFL Draft again, Miami’s biggest weakness stems through the atmosphere. Florida receiving choices include four preceding prospects in Tyrie Cleveland, Trevon Grimes, Van Jefferson, along with Josh Hammond, which should provide them a distinct advantage.
The biggest question for the Miami crime comes at quarterback following head coach Manny Diaz declared redshirt freshman Jarren Williams. The amount five pro-style quarterback from the 2018 recruiting class, Williams confronts a Florida defense that returns eight starters.
Debatable for Williams, Miami has numerous new faces on offense. Williams will rely against three starters, including freshman at each of the positions. Florida, on the other hand, provides a spinning with starting adventure. This unit includes Jabari Zuniga, who ranked second in the SEC in tackles for loss.
Exacerbating Williams’ problems, Maimi looks lean at pass catcher. As it seems, Jeff Thomas looks after leading the Hurricanes this past year, receiving yards. After that, Miami will depend on Buffalo move K.J. Osborn and tight ends Brevin Jordan and Will Mallory.
Unfortunately for Williams, Florida also attracts one of the top corner duos in the Nation with C.J. Henderson along with Marco Wilson. Henderson permitted an absurd 18 catches for 343 yards and 0 touchdowns in his coverage . In the beginning experience of Trey Dean at Jeawon Taylor STAR and Donovan Stiner, also Brad Stewart at Miami and security has their work cut out for these.
While Manny Diaz will seem to generate a statement in his first game the Florida Gators simply have too much firepower. Add in a redshirt freshman quarterback and Miami resembles a team to prevent on opening weekend. With the line sitting in 7.5-points, Flordia stays a lock as 7.5-point favorites.
Best Bet: Florida -7.5 with Bovada in -110