Florida Opens as Ridiculous Road Favorite Over Tennessee in Early Odds for 2020 SEC East Matchup

Zach Brunner
Florida opens as road favorites over Tennessee.
Florida opens as road favorites over Tennessee. / Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Finishing second and third in the SEC East division last year, respectively, the Florida Gators and Tennessee Volunteers enter the 2020 season re-tooled and with something to prove.

Even with the 2020 college football offseason experiencing some unprecedented spring delays and cancellations, the odds and spreads around more than 100 of this fall's biggest matchups are now available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Florida vs Tennessee Spread 2020

Sitting months away from the Week 4 SEC matchup, Florida has been deemed an early 7-point favorite to beat Tennessee on the road in their own house at Neyland Stadium, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Despite the turnover, the Gators enter this season ready to compete for the top spot in the SEC East. The defense features a feared cornerback duo of Kaiir Elam and Marco Wilson. On offense, Kyle Trask should retain starting duties as one of the top passers in the conference, and especially after 2019's Week 1 starting QB Feleipe Franks transferred to Arkansas. He returns many top receiving weapons, while also getting some key transfers to join this offense and add needed depth.

Tennessee will look to continue last season's late momentum, with the Vols winning six of their last seven regular season games before defeating the Indiana Hoosiers in thrilling fashion to win the 2020 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl. It is the third year of the Jeremy Pruitt era, which means the pressure is on for the Vols. This is the season where a coach's changes and culture are finally felt, and Tennessee looks ready to make some noise.

There's still plenty of time for things to change between now and this 2020 SEC East showdown, but the Gators remain convincing road favorites for the time being. Barring any scheduling changes we may see, Tennessee is currently set to host Florida at at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2020.

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