Florida Opens as Surprising Home Underdog for Week 1 College Football Game

Florida Opens as Surprising Home Underdog for Week 1 College Football Game


The Florida Gators hired Billy Napier during the offseason as the powerhouse SEC program looks to turn things around from a 6-7 finish a year ago. This sets up an intriguing Week 1 college football matchup between Florida and the Utah Utes. Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham enters his 19th year at the helm, after eight straight winning campaigns.

Utah vs Florida Week 1 College Football Odds

The Utah-Florida matchup has the potential to put Napier's squad in an early hole. Florida enters this contest as a surprising home underdog according to college football odds from FanDuel Sportsbook.

The spread is sitting at just 1.5 points points in favor of Utah. The Utes are -118 to cover this spread while Florida is just -104 on the moneyline. The over/under point total line is set at 53 points.

Utah vs Florida History

Utah and Florida have faced off just once in the program's histories, way back in the 1977 season. This most recent meeting saw Florida capture a 38-29 home victory.

CFB National Championship Odds

Looking at this year's National Championship odds paints a surprising picture for this matchup. Utah holds the 10th-best odds (+8000) to win the National Championship. Florida ranks T-18th at +12000 odds. Those odds show a pair of potential top-25 teams meeting down in Gainesville, where the home-field advantage swings heavily. Utah may be the better team on paper, but anything can happen in the Swamp.

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