Utah coming into the swamp favored by 3.
Interesting nuggets here-
Utah hasn’t played in the Swamp since 1977. The 2 schools do have an interesting connection with Urban Meyer going from Utah to coach @ Florida.
Utah is the highest ranked team Florida is facing in their home opener since 1969.
The Gators haven’t been a home underdog in their opener since 1978. So this is historic in its nature. That’s why when I first saw the line I was surprised the Gators were dogs. Exciting QB, home field advantage, everyone’s healthy…
But this Utah team is a beast. Cam Rising, their QB is 2nd only to Caleb Williams in the Pac-12.
Their RB returns from last season. Tavion Thomas, who put up numbers that surpass what Bijan Robinson did last season. 21 touchdowns, 1100 yards.
They have the 2nd ranked defense in the Pac-12 going into the season.
The line opened @ -1.5, its moved to -3. 70% of bets are on Utah. And I think I side with the public here.
Pick: Utah -3