The Warriors are coming off their best season in school history but are an entirely different team this year with the loss of HC June Jones and only eight returning starters. On the other hand, the Gators are perceived as one of the best teams in the country according to the NCAA odds available on them to win the BCS National Title (+780).
The Warriors are not only losing Heisman Trophy finalist QB Colt Brennan (4343 passing yards, 38 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions in 2007) in 2008, but also their top four wide receivers from last season that combined for over 4500 yards receiving. Though the Warriors were perfect until getting annihilated by the Bulldogs in the Sugar Bowl last season, college football fans know that the Warriors were a less than stellar 4-7 ATS against the closing NCAA College football betting line.
New coach Greg McMackin will have his work cut out for him this season as he tries to follow the large footsteps imprinted on the program by June Jones (seven bowl appearances and three 10 win seasons over a nine year span).
Urban Meyer may just have his best team yet with 16 returning starters headlined by Heisman Trophy winning QB Tim Tebow (4181 total yards and 55 total touchdowns in 2007) and the most explosive player in college football otherwise known as WR Percy Harvin (1622 total yards and 10 touchdowns in 2007).
Last season, the Gators were as impressive ATS as they were SU for NCAA football betting fans churning out an 8-4 mark against the closing NCAA lines. Perhaps more amazing for those who bet on college football was that the Gators had nine of their 12 games go over the ‘total’ and scored 40 points or more eight times in 2007.
The current NCAA football lines find the Gators a whopping 35-point favorite Saturday with the ‘total’ sitting at 70.5. No matter if you want to bet the favorite, the underdog, or tackle the ‘total’ for this game, open an account now, since Sports-Gambling Sportsbook has you covered all the way from Week 1 to the BCS National Championship game.