Tennessee at Florida NCAA Football Betting Tips 9/21/2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is the site where Kyle Trask and the Florida Gators will play the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday. Tennessee opens this contest as 14.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 50. The Volunteers are 1-2-0 ATS and 2-1-0 when betting on the total. The Gators are 1-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-2-0 against the spread.
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
09/15/19 DB Bryce Thompson Suspension is questionable Saturday vs Florida
09/06/19 DB Terrell Bailey Personal has left team
09/05/19 WR Jordan Murphy Personal has left team
08/24/19 LB Daniel Bituli Knee is out indefinitely
08/13/19 DB Baylen Buchanan Back is out indefinitely
08/08/19 DL Emmit Gooden Knee is out indefinitely
Key Florida Gators Injuries
09/15/19 QB Feleipe Franks Knee left last game, is out for season
09/15/19 CB C.J. Henderson Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Tennessee U
09/09/19 WR Kadarius Toney Shoulder is out indefinitely
In their last contest, the Tennessee Volunteers took on the Chattanooga Mocs and earned the win by a score of 45-0. Leading the way at QB for the Volunteers was Jarrett Guarantano who went 7/8 with 142 yards through the air and threw 3 TD's. He walked away with no picks. Ty Chandler paced the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 13 yards and he notched 1 touchdown in the game. He rushed for a total of 46 yards on 10 carries which gave him an average of 4.6 yards per run. Marquez Callaway was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 59 yards on 2 receptions. He earned an average of 29.5 yards per catch for that game. The Tennessee Volunteers ran the ball a total of 38 times and racked up 195 yards which gave them an average of 5.1 yards per run. On the day, the Volunteers racked up 22 1st downs and they had 5 penalties for 65 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. For the game, they ran 57 plays which gave them a total of 360 yards. When discussing the defense, Tennessee gave up 9 completions on 26 throws totaling 76 yards, and a completion percentage of 34.6%. In the running game, the Volunteers gave up 151 yards on 44 runs which gave them an average of 3.4 yards per attempt allowed. Overall, they allowed a total of 227 yards and earned 5 takeaways.
The Volunteers head into this matchup 1-2 for this year. For total yards, they are currently ranked 12th in the Southeastern Conference and 62nd in college football with 1,182 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 33.7 points per game, which has them at 52nd in college football. As a unit, they have an average of 176.7 rushing yards per game which is 9th in the Southeastern Conference. The Volunteers have one of the average defenses in the nation, allowing 22.3 points per game ranking them 9th in the SEC. In terms of yards rushing, Tennessee is allowing 157 yards per contest ranking them 12th in the SEC and 77th in the country. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.7 yards per rush ranking them 9th in the SEC and 58th in D-1 overall. In total, they have allowed 471 yards rushing through 3 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Volunteers have conceded 652 yards. Opponents are completing 48.8% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.6 yards per try.
In their last game, the Florida Gators played the Kentucky Wildcats and won 29-21. Josh Hammond led the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 76 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for a total of 76 yards on 1 carries which gave him an average of 76.0 yards per carry. Van Jefferson led the team in receiving yardage by earning 93 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 13.3 yards per reception in the game. Leading the way at QB for the Gators was Feleipe Franks who went 12/17 with 174 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 interception in the game. The Florida Gators ended up rushing 26 times and generated 138 yards which had them averaging 5.3 yards per carry. In all, they ran 56 plays which added up to 438 yards. For the contest, the Gators had a total of 21 1st downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 78 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When it comes to their defensive performance, Florida allowed 23 catches on 35 tries totaling 267 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.7%. For this contest, they conceded 407 yards and earned 4 takeaways. On the ground, the Gators allowed 140 yards on 41 attempts allowing their opponent an average of 3.4 yards per run allowed.
The Gators come into this game with a record of 3-0. In discussing the offensive production, the Gators have one of the most prolific offenses in D-1. Florida is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 140.3 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 88th in the country. As a unit, they have a total of 421 rushing yards through 3 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Gators average 429 yards per game overall putting them 54th in the nation and 9th in the conference. The Gators are conceding 13.7 points per contest ranking them 4th in the Southeastern Conference and 21st in D-1. In discussing points given up, they have allowed 41 total points. In terms of rushing yards, they are giving up 96 yards per game ranking them 34th in the country and 4th in the SEC. This season, they have conceded a total of 288 yards rushing and 2.1 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in college football. They are conceding 207 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Gators sit in 8th in the Southeastern Conference.
Who will win tonight's Volunteers/Gators college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Volunteers +14.5
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