Wednesday morning update:
While the Seminoles opened as just three-point dogs to the Gators, that number has evidently drawn enough action that UF is now a six-point favorite.
Florida State vs. Florida is always a big deal, even if the game hasn’t carried quite the countrywide significance that it did in the 1990s, when the season-ending grudge matchup regularly affected the national championship picture. Of late, the questions entering the contest have been a bit more humbling. Can UF muster an offensive touchdown? And now, this season: can the Seminoles win a sixth game to extend their bowl streak?
Well if the ’Noles are to keep their impressive run intact, they’ll face an uphill battle in doing so. The opening line has just been released, and Vegas has installed the Gators as early three-point favorites.
Of course, this game will be played on FSU’s home field at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, the site of the last Florida victory in the series, back in 2012. Since then, the ’Noles have authored five straight victories. Home field advantage is typically worth about three points, meaning Vegas estimates UF to better by about six on a neutral field. As always, be sure to check back on this, as we expect this line to move.