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Utah vs. Florida picks and best bets for Week 1

The Utes and Gators meet in one of the top nonconference matchups in Week 1 on Saturday, September 3.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - NOVEMBER 3: Head coach Kyle Wittingham of the Utah Utes smiles during the fourth quarter of their game against the UCLA Bruins at Rice-Eccles Stadium on November 3, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images

College football fans will be treated to one of the top nonconference matchups of the season as the No. 7 Utah Utes travel to face the Florida Gators at Florida Field. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m. ET and the game will air on ESPN.

Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!

SP+ Rankings

Utah: 12 overall, 10 offense, 31 defense
Florida: 23 overall, 25 offense, 33 defense

Injury update




WR Ricky Pearsall - Probable (foot)
OL Ethan White - Questionable (undisclosed)
QB Jack Miller III - Out (thumb)


Against The Spread

Utah: 0-0 ATS
Florida: 0-0 ATS


Utah: Over 0-0
Florida: Over 0-0

Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports

Utah: 40 overall, 40 offense, 43 defense
Florida: 9 overall, 12 offense, 8 defense

Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook

Spread: Utah -2.5
Total: 51.5
Moneyline: Utah -140, Florida +120

Opening line: Utah -3
Opening total: 51.5


91 degrees, 10 MPH wind, 40% chance of rain

The Pick

Utah -2.5

The Utes are entering the season with the stakes as high as they have ever been, while the Gators are embarking on the start of a rebuild. That spread is a tight one with Utah going on the road, but they have a proven track record of keeping noteworthy opponents honest (see the Rose Bowl versus Ohio State, or their two wins over the Oregon Ducks last season). Take the Utes with a noteworthy win for a program at their peak.

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