The Duel

Florida vs Virginia Predictions for 2019 Orange Bowl

Zach Brunner
Kyle Trask has passed for 2,636 yards and 24 touchdowns this season.
Kyle Trask has passed for 2,636 yards and 24 touchdowns this season. / Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
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The 2019-20 college football bowl season is upon us, with most teams putting forth one final effort to end the season on a high note. In this year's Orange Bowl, the No. 9 Florida Gators take on the No. 24 Virginia Cavaliers. Currently, the Gators are 14.5-point favorites over the Cavaliers, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you're looking to place a wager on this game, it's always wise to read up on what some industry experts have to say first. With that in mind, here are some expert predictions for the 2019 Orange Bowl between Florida and Virginia.

Orange Bowl Predictions

Bleacher Report
Jake Rill, of Bleacher Report, gave his predictions for every bowl game against the spread (ATS), predicting the Gators would win and grab the cover.

Washington Post
Neil Greenberg and Matt Bonesteel, of the Washington Post, also gave their predictions against the spread, and they are on the same page. Both sided with Florida to come away with the cover.

ESPN
Adam Rittenberg, senior writer at ESPN, expects Florida's defense to be too much for Virginia to handle, leading them to a 37-16 victory, and an easy ATS win.

Overall, all four highlighted experts picked Florida to both win and cover.


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