The Florida Gators and Arkansas Razorbacks should be pretty excited where the trajectory of their programs are going. Florida appears to have taken the lead over Georgia for supremacy in the SEC East, while Arkansas has already won three conference games and should even be better than that if a few calls went its way.
One obvious storyline heading into this game is Feleipe Franks leading Arkansas at quarterback after struggling as the Florida signal caller for years. Additionally, Razorbacks head coach Sam Pittman will not be on the sidelines for this game as he tested positive for the coronavirus.
So where are sports bettors going as we get closer to game time? Let’s take a look. All odds and info were provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.
Florida is heading into this game as 17-point favorites at home, though the majority of bets are not siding with the Gators. Of those who bet on this point spread, 65% of the bets are on Arkansas to cover including 70% of the handle.
Is the public right? Yes. I love Arkansas in this spot. Obviously this would be helpful if its head coach was a part of this game, but this is a well-coached team and Florida is coming off the biggest win of its regular season taking down Georgia, so a letdown is possible. Keep in mind the Razorbacks covered in all six games this season.
The point total for this matchup is set at 60.5 with a wide variance in terms of percentage of bets and the handle. Eighty percent of bets on the total are rooting for the over, but 75% of the money is going toward the under.
Is the public right? If Arkansas keeps this game close, which I think it will, it will need to put together long drives that end in touchdowns to limit Florida’s offensive firepower. If the Razorbacks do that, this game should go under.
Florida’s moneyline odds are set at -770 with Arkansas at +525. Ninety-four percent of bets are on the Gators to win with 93% of the money as well.
Is the public right? Yes. It would be a major surprise if Florida loses this game at home when it is expected to be a College Football Playoff contender heading into the SEC title game.
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