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2020 Florida Gators Betting Predictions

 

Florida Gators Football Odds & Forecast

2020 Florida Win Total Odds

Florida 2020 wins: Over 10 (-135) or Under 10 (+115)

High expectations are in Gainesville once again for 2020, and the Florida faithful do have plenty of reasons to be optimistic. For one, their team is already a good one and will be able to compete no matter where they play, but they start the year off with five of their first six at home. A trip to Tennessee is the only thing that breaks up that run, one that includes home games vs conference foes like Kentucky, South Carolina and LSU.

2020 Florida Gators Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sept. 5 vs. Eastern Washington
  • Week 2 - Sept. 12 vs. Kentucky
  • Week 3 - Sept. 19 vs. South Alabama
  • Week 4 - Sept. 26 at Tennessee
  • Week 5 - Oct. 3 vs. South Carolina
  • Week 6 - Oct. 10 vs. LSU
  • Week 7 - Oct. 17 at Ole Miss
  • Week 9 - Oct. 31 vs. Georgia (Jacksonville, Florida)
  • Week 10 - Nov. 7 at Vanderbilt
  • Week 11 - Nov. 14 vs. Missouri
  • Week 12 - Nov. 21 vs. New Mexico State
  • Week 13 - Nov. 28 at Florida State

Chances are everything – at least in the SEC East - will come down to the Georgia game at the end of October once again,but at least on paper, Florida's schedule looks like one where a 10-2 SU record at worst should be slightly favored. Just not sure it's the most betable win total option.



QB Kyle Trask and the Florida Gators are expected to be in the hunt to capture the SEC East based on the latest futures betting markets. (AP)

2020 Florida Game of the Year Odds

  • Week 2 - Kentucky at Florida (-15.5)
  • Week 4 - Florida (-7) at Tennessee
  • Week 6 - LSU at Florida (-3.5)
  • Week 9 - Florida (+3.5) vs. Georgia (neutral site)
  • Week 11 - Missouri at Florida (-17.5)
  • Week 13 - Florida (-10.5) at Florida State

Florida's brand name appeal always has them as one of the more interesting teams to see individual game lines on and this year it's no different. Of the six Gators games listed, Florida's laying chalk in five of them, only catching +3.5 points vs Georgia.

Again that speaks to the likelihood of the SEC East coming down to that game, as the Gators are laying at least 6.5 points in four of those five games as chalk. Yet, even with all the wins by 8 or more points though last year, the Gators as heavy chalk as they are vs Kentucky (-15.5), Missouri (-17.5) and on the road vs Florida State (-10.5), are not in a role I'd be excited to even consider them.

The inability to run away and blow teams out and making games closer then they need to be in the process has plagued this Florida program for years, and those games may be spots where it will pay to look at the underdog.

Florida Odds to win SEC East in 2020

Yes (+120)

Hopefully the third time's the charm in bringing it up, but it's going to be that neutral site game between Georgia and Florida that likely decides this division. There is already a point spread for the game to reference – Georgia -3.5 – and if you believe the Gators win that meeting for the first time since 2016, well then a +120 price is worth the risk.

Florida Odds to win SEC Championship

Yes (+600)

Winning the East and winning the entire SEC is where more thought is needed though, because the Gators may be good in 2020, but all expectations are that they'll still be a level or two below whomever comes out of the SEC West.

It is a winner take all scenario should Florida get there, and anything can happen in 60 minutes of football. But you probably want to make sure Florida's at least in that game before taking a shot at this, even if the line during championship week drops to +350 or +400 on the ML. The Gators tend to only clear one hurdle at a time, so let them play really well all year and get here first.

Florida Odds to Win 2020-21 College Football Playoff

Yes (+1400)

The Gators are in that so-called “second wave” of favorites in the overall future markets, sitting behind Clemson, Ohio State, and Alabama, shoulder to shoulder with SEC rivals Georgia and LSU. Florida gets both of those rivals this year, and a SEC Championship would automatically have them as one of the last four standing.

Even a SEC title game defeat would keep in the Gators in the playoff discussion if it were their only loss on the year.

But this is still a team that might top out in a conference title game, or fail to even get there should they lose to Georgia as expected with a line as an underdog. If waiting on Florida to get to the SEC title game is a legitimate path on the SEC futures, waiting to see if Florida can get into the playoffs first falls into the same category.

Florida Odds for Players to win the 2020 Heisman Trophy

The Gators currently have one player listed in the Heisman Trophy Odds betting market.

(Position, SEC Player, School, Odds)
  • QB Kyle Trask, Florida 40/1

Florida Gators – Postseason Forecast

Florida will be Bowl-bound again in 2020, and likely in a Bowl game that happens sometimes around the New Year on the calendar. Whether or not it's a playoff game remains to be seen, but seeing the Gators shatter through those next few goals all in one year would nice to witness.

A flat “10” number on the win total sits there for good reason, as a 10-2 straight-up (SU) record is the most logical projection right now, but if the Gators remain unbeaten through that Georgia game, a lot of things drastically increase for the projection of the 2020 Gators season.

Florida Gators Season Prediction

10-2 SU may be the most logical preseason projection for the Gators, but when you put together the whole picture, Florida's got a chance to really do something special in 2020.

There aren't any significant, uncommon huge roadblocks like a trip to Alabama or Auburn or somewhere, they play in the much easier SEC division already, and are thought of quite highly all things considered in various other futures markets like division, conference, and national championship markets. +1400 for a team to win it all when they'd have to go through basically every team in front of them in some form based on the odds.

LSU and Georgia have an equal national championship future price and Florida plays both of them during the year. Getting to the SEC title game has a likelihood of it being Alabama to go through for the Gators then, and Clemson and Ohio State may already be waiting in the playoffs for them. Taking that +1400 price may not be the best thing to do overall now, but it's relevance speaks to how highly thought of this Gators team is.

So grabbing the Gators at +120 to win the SEC East is mostly a no-brainer, and pair that with taking the +3.5 and/or ML (+140) in Florida's individual game with Georgia, and that's a great place to start. Even less time mulling on whether or not to take the Gators to win the SEC is a solid next step.

Whether it's 10-2 straight-up (SU) or better, the Gators have an opportunity to be one of those sneaky-good teams that come in and disrupt a lot of things on the national stage. Still would like to see glimpses of it first, but the Gators in the SEC East and SEC overall are great starting points to side with for Florida's 2020 season.

Florida Gators 2019 Betting Recap

The Gators have a very good 2019 in their rear-view mirror, as the Gators finished the regular season 10-2 straight up (SU), and then beat a ranked Virginia team in the Orange Bowl. The only two defeats they had came at LSU – the eventual national champs – and Georgia in the neutral site rivalry game.

2019 Florida Gators Betting Results
Date Opponent Closing Line Total Result ATS
Aug 24 @ Miami-Florida Hurricanes -7 46 Won 24 - 20 Loss  / Under  
Sep 7 Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks -45 56 Won 45 - 0 Push  Under
Sep 14 @ Kentucky Wildcats -9.5 46 Won 29 - 21 Loss / Over  
Sep 21 Tennessee Volunteers -13 49 Won 34 - 3 Win / Under  
Sep 28 Towson Tigers -36.5 62.5 Won 38 - 0 Win / Under  
Oct 5 Auburn Tigers 2.5 48.5 Won 24 - 13 Win / Under  
Oct 12 @ Louisiana State Tigers 14 55 Lost 28 - 42 Push / Over  
Oct 19 @ South Carolina Gamecocks -3.5 45 Won 38 - 27 Win  / Over  
Nov 2 Georgia Bulldogs 6.5 47.5 Lost 17 - 24 Loss  / Under  
Nov 9 Vanderbilt Commodores -27 49 Won 56 - 0 Win  / Over  
Nov 16 @ Missouri Tigers -6.5 51 Won 23 - 6 Win  / Under  
Nov 30 Florida State Seminoles -17 55 Won 40 - 17 Win / Over  
Dec 30 Virginia Cavaliers -16 55 Won 36 - 28 Loss / Over  

Otherwise it was relatively smooth sailing for the Gators throughout the year – all but one of their wins came by at least eight points - and they'd love to improve on it in 2020 without question.

Betting on the 2020 Florida Gators

Where can I bet on the 2020 Florida Gators football team?

There are several legal sportsbook options in the United States. Visit our sportsbook directory to find online sportsbooks where you can bet on the Florida Gators Tide.

What other College Football bets are available?

Bets can be placed nearly every team in the FCS. Check out our NCAA Futures Odds to see odds to win the NCAA championship and each conference or visit our main NCAA Football page for the latest betting news.

What’s Florida's point spreads for each of their games?

College Football odds are generally released early in the week when the game is scheduled to be played. For weekly odds, check out our College Football Vegas Odds page.

Where can I learn how to bet on College Football?

To learn more about betting on College Football, check out our football betting tutorial.


  
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