Florida Gators vs Tennessee Volunteers Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Gators vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Neyland Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Florida (-7)
Jarrett Guarantano and the Tennessee Volunteers (2-5) play the Florida Gators (7-1) at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, December 5, 2020. The spread on this game has Florida as 7-point favorites. The over/under opens at 61.5.
In the last game they played, the Florida Gators took on the Kentucky Wildcats and added a win to their record by a score of 34-10. Dameon Pierce led the team on the ground in this game. His longest run of the day went for 38 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 67 yards on 8 carries which gave him an average of 8.4 yards per run. Kyle Pitts was the receiving yardage leader by earning 99 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 19.8 yards per reception in this game. Kyle Trask went 21/27 with 256 yards by way of the pass and added 3 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
The Gators have tallied 4,074 yards in total this year. As a unit they average 139.6 yards on the ground which has them sitting 88th in college football. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Florida has amassed 36 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing touchdowns. Regarding scoring points, the Florida Gators have an average of 43.4 points per outing. The Gators sit in 56th in college football when it comes to their opponents scoring, giving up 25.9 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.1 yards per rush and 143.9 rushing yards per game so far this season. Overall, they have allowed 1,151 yards via the ground game in 8 contests. When talking about yards through the air, the Gators are allowing 1,944 yds which has them ranked 99th in the country. Over the course of their 8 games played this year, they have relinquished 243.0 yards per outing via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 62.0%. Overall, they have surrendered 386.9 yards per contest which puts them 63rd in D-1.
Kyle Trask has connected on 446 of his career 649 throws for a completion percentage of 68.7%. He is averaging 257.1 yards per outing. For his college career, Trask has thrown for 5,913 yards with 60 TD's and 10 picks. His quarterback rating is 172.7 with a TD rate of 9.2% and an interception rate of 1.5%. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has left the pocket to run 104 different times totaling 92 yards.
The last time they took the field, the Tennessee Volunteers went up against the Auburn Tigers and ended up taking the loss by a score of 30-17. Jarrett Guarantano went 15/23 with 156 yards by way of the pass but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He threw 1 interception for the game. Eric Gray led the team on the ground in this contest. He had a long run of 33 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown in this outing. He rushed for a total of 173 yards via 22 carries which meant he was running for 7.9 yards per run. Eric Gray was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 49 yards on 3 receptions. He earned an average of 16.3 yards per catch in this contest.
For the year so far, the Volunteers have thrown for 1,290 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 184.3 throwing yards per game, giving them a rank of 105th in Division 1. The Tennessee Volunteers average 339.3 yards per contest which is good for 106th in the nation. They are averaging 155.0 yards per game on the ground and have run for 1,085 yards overall. Regarding this team's ability to score points, the Volunteers rank 109th in Division 1 by scoring 20.1 PPG. The Volunteers are surrendering 31.3 points per game, which has them 92nd in Division 1. In total, they have given up 219 pts. Tennessee has conceded a total of 1,128 yards rushing (161.1 yards per game) as well as 12 touchdowns via the rush this season. They have allowed 8 touchdowns via the pass and 243.6 yards per outing, which puts them in 91st in the nation.
Guarantano has thrown for 38 touchdowns while tossing 17 picks in his career. His touchdown rate on pass attempts is 4.7% and his interception percentage is 2.1%. He has taken off and run for -62 yds on 196 tries. He averages 150.6 yds per contest through the air with a 136.6 quarterback rating. During the 41 contests in his college career, Jarrett Guarantano has connected on 494 of his 808 attempts for a total of 6,174 yards.
Who will win tonight's Gators/Volunteers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Volunteers +7
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