Utah Utes vs. Florida Gators Betting Lines & Preview | NCAAFB Week 1

At 8:00 PM ET on Thursday, the Utah Utes are at home against the Florida Gators.

The Utes are significant favorites (-7.5) in their matchup versus the Gators, with the over/under at 47.5 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Utes are -305 and the Gators are +245.)

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Game Info and Betting Lines for Utah vs. Florida

  • Game Day: Thursday, August 31, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Stadium: Rice-Eccles Stadium
Utah vs Florida Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Utah -7.5 -110 -110 47.5 -112 -108 -305 +245

Utah Betting Insights

  • Utah put together an 8-6-0 ATS record last year.
  • Utah had an ATS record of 7-1 when playing as at least 7.5-point favorites last season.
  • Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total eight times in Utah games.

Utah Stats & Insights

  • Utah averaged 38.6 points per game last year, 9.8 more than Florida surrendered per contest (28.8).
  • Utah was 7-2 against the spread and 8-1 overall in games when it scored over 28.8 points last season.
  • Utah racked up 55.9 more yards per game (466.9) than Florida allowed per outing (411.0) last year.
  • In games that Utah totaled over 411.0 yards last year, the team was 5-3 against the spread and 6-2 overall.
  • Last season Utah piled up 217.7 yards per game on the ground, 42.5 more than Florida allowed per contest (175.2).
  • Last season Utah had a 5-2 ATS record and a 5-2 overall record in games the team ran for over 175.2 yards.
  • Last season Utah had 18 turnovers, four fewer than Florida had takeaways (22).

Utah’s Best Players

  • Cameron Rising had a passing stat line last season of 3,034 yards with a 64.6% completion rate (248-for-384), 26 touchdowns, eight interceptions, and an average of 216.7 yards per game. His rushing stat line was 77 carries for 466 yards and six TDs.
  • Tavion Thomas churned out 687 rushing yards (49.1 per game) and seven touchdowns last season.
  • Micah Bernard ran for 533 yards on 106 carries (38.1 yards per game), with four rushing touchdowns last year. He also made his name known on the passing side with 34 receptions for 331 yards (23.6 per game) and one TD.
  • Dalton Kincaid collected 69 receptions for 873 yards and eight touchdowns last season. He was targeted 93 times, and averaged 62.4 yards per game.
  • Devaughn Vele produced last season, grabbing 55 passes for 695 yards and five touchdowns. He collected 49.6 receiving yards per game.
  • Money Parks’ stat line last season: 414 receiving yards, 26 catches, two touchdowns, on 42 targets.
  • Last season Gabe Reid racked up 5.5 sacks, 8.0 TFL and 28 tackles.
  • R.J. Hubert went to work last year, collecting 67 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and three interceptions.
  • Last season Clark Phillips III had a huge stat line of six interceptions, 21 tackles, 2.0 TFL, one sack, and six passes defended.

Florida Betting Insights

  • Florida compiled a 7-6-0 record against the spread last year.
  • Florida had an ATS record of 3-1 when playing as at least 7.5-point underdogs last year.
  • Florida games went over the point total seven out of 13 times last year.

Florida Stats & Insights

  • Last year Florida scored 8.1 more points per game (29.5) than Utah allowed (21.4).
  • When Florida put up more than 21.4 points last year, it was 6-4 against the spread and 6-4 overall.
  • Florida racked up 90.0 more yards per game (424.1) than Utah allowed per contest (334.1) last year.
  • When Florida totaled more than 334.1 yards last season, the team was 7-2 against the spread and 4-5 overall.
  • Last year Florida racked up 200.2 rushing yards per game, 88.8 more than Utah allowed per contest (111.4).
  • Last season Florida had a 6-4 ATS record and a 6-4 overall record in games the team rushed for more than 111.4 yards.
  • Last season Florida had 14 turnovers, nine fewer than Utah had takeaways (23).

Florida’s Best Players

  • Anthony Richardson threw for 2,549 yards and 17 touchdowns last season. He also chipped in on the ground, collecting nine touchdowns while racking up 654 yards.
  • Montrell Johnson racked up 10 rushing touchdowns on 64.7 yards per game last season.
  • Trevor Etienne ran for six touchdowns on 719 yards a year ago.
  • Ricky Pearsall was targeted 4.6 times per game and collected 661 receiving yards and five touchdowns over the course of 2022.
  • Justin Shorter collected two touchdowns and had 577 receiving yards (44.4 ypg) in 2022.
  • Xzavier Henderson averaged 31.5 receiving yards per game on 4.4 targets per game a season ago.
  • Last year Princely Umanmielen racked up 4.5 sacks, 4.0 TFL and 27 tackles.
  • Rashad Torrence had a stellar defensive performance last season with 66 tackles.
  • Last year Amari Burney picked off two passes to go along with 57 tackles, 6.0 TFL, four sacks, and two passes defended.

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