- The Florida Gators have -240 odds to beat UCF.
- The Gators have a 6.5-point spread in their favor.
TAMPA, Fla. – The 2021 Gasparilla Bowl will see a Sunshine State showdown between the University of Florida Gators and University of Central Florida Knights. This matchup will take place on December 23 in Tampa, Florida at Raymond James Stadium.
Florida Vs. UCF Odds
- Florida -240
- UCF +200
- Spread: Florida -6.5
- Total: 55.5
This will be the third matchup in history between the Gators and Knights with UF winning the first two meetings. Going into their third matchup, online betting sites are heavily favoring the Gators.
This comes as UCF’s competition this season has not been all that great. They played just one Power Five school in Louisville and lost 42-35. Whereas the Gators are in arguably the toughest conference in all of college football in SEC.
Closer Than Some Might Think
Even though Florida’s CFB moneyline odds, both teams have done a horrendous job against the spread. Florida has one of the worst ATS records in the country going 3-9 with an average point differential of -9.2 on the spread. They have failed to cover in their last six games, however, they have covered a 6.5-point spread in five of their six wins this season.
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UCF has not done much better as they went 4-8 against the spread this season. Their average point differential on the spread though is just 3.8 points. In their last five games of the season, they went 2-3 ATS.
Even with all signs pointing at this being a closer matchup, the public has leaned and both teams performing poorly against the spread, the Gators are reeling in 74% of total bets and 77% of the betting handle.
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