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After a nail-biter that looked like the end of an era last season, the Florida Gators escaped Lexington with a 28-27 win against Kentucky to extend their winning streak over the Wildcats to 31 years.
Will this be the year that Kentucky finally takes a chomp out of Florida? Well, that's not the question you should be asking if you're looking to bet either team this Saturday.
You should be asking more questions about Florida's gaping 13.5-point spread via FanDuel.
Forget the 31-year streak for Florida. In their last 10 meetings with Kentucky, the first six were decided by a daunting average of 36.5 points in Florida's favor. But college football is all about what have you done for me lately, and that's where Kentucky has answered the bell.
Three of the last four matchups between Florida and Kentucky have been decided by just six points or fewer, by an average of only four points in those three losses. Those battles also included one overtime loss and a one-point escape by Florida in 2017, thanks to a missed field goal that should have sealed the Gators' fate.
We're talking about a Florida offense lead by the same quarterback in Feleipe Franks that left the Gators ranked 109th nationally in total offense and 108th in scoring offense last season with just 22.1 points per game.
Sure, Florida has historically played Kentucky better at home, and the Gators will probably win it straight up. However, 13.5 points to cover seems pretty daunting given the recent series trends.
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