The rivalry game that has dominated Florida State is here. Our Florida vs Florida State College football betting prediction gives us a pause on how big the gap is between these two teams. FSU is playing its best football while the Gators face a dilemma.
Florida vs Florida State Betting Preview
State of Florida (-9.5)
- money line
State of Florida (-360); Florida (+295)
- over under
- game time
7:30 p.m. ET
Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL
- Expected weather at kick-off
66 degrees, cloudy, 5-6 mph wind
- like watching
Top DFS Picks and Fantasy Games
- QB Anthony Richardson, Florida ($10,400)
- QB Jordan Travis, Florida State ($10,200)
- RB Trey Benson, Florida State ($7,900)
- RB Montrell Johnson Jr., Florida ($7,600)
- RB Treshaun Ward, Florida ($6,600)
- RB Lawrance Toafili, Florida State ($5,800)
- RB Trevor Etienne, Florida ($5,800)
- WR Johnny Wilson, Florida State ($7,500)
- WR Justin Shorter, Florida ($6,900) *Doubtful
- WR Ontario Wilson, Florida ($6,100)
- WR Mycah Pittman, Florida State ($6,000)
- WR Ricky Pearsall, Florida ($6,000)
- WR Daejon Reynolds, Florida ($5,600)
- WR Kentron Poitier, Florida ($5,500)
- WR Malik McClain, Florida State ($5,300)
- WR Ja’Khi Douglas, Florida State ($5,200)
- TE Camren McDonald, Florida ($5,100)
Early in the season, hopes for FSU football were certainly mixed. Some thought bowl eligibility was bottom, while others thought a successful season was just a pipe dream.
Now fast forward to week 13 and the Seminoles can win 10 games in 2022 if they win. Jordan Travis plays top football. And the Florida State Reception Corps is arguably the best and deepest in the ACC.
Florida State plays a rare breed of football that includes dominant offensive lineplay, backfield playmakers who can create themselves, and receivers who can hit any type of cover.
It all starts with Travis and his elite athleticism. A dominant pitcher of football, he has upped his game in 2022 with progressive reading shots, passes that throw his receivers open and tremendous off-platform ability.
Reading blindly, the same could be said of the pre-season hype surrounding Anthony Richardson in Florida. However, entering the last week of the season, Richardson is a must in the DFS leagues with his inconsistent game. Meanwhile, Travis is a must in your Superflex position.
Trey Benson and Lawrance Toafili referee backfield games for FSU as they enter this game after losing to Louisiana. Benson is averaging over seven yards per carry, and four different FSU backs have had five or more touchdowns.
Benson is the game when he’s perfectly healthy. Reserve space for him on your list and wait for clarity on whether he’s playing on Black Friday. If not, grab Toafili.
Florida vs. Florida State Prediction
you are up! Find out the dilemma the Florida Gators pose this season. A week after South Carolina was held to just six points, the Gamecocks exploded for 66 points against Tennessee — and the Gators lost to Vanderbilt for the second time in program history.
It’s a conundrum that may not have an easy solution, and certainly not one that’s easy to fix.
What the alligators do What speaks for them this season is Anthony Richardson’s athleticism. However, that athleticism hasn’t paved the way for consistent wins or even competent play on their offense.
Combine that with the ability to play Richardson’s last game as the Gators’ QB (and all that that comes with being a student-athlete considering future options and entering the NFL draft), and you’ve got the makings of one yet uglier day for UF.
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Florida State is also incredibly hot in this matchup. The Seminoles have outplayed their opponents in their last four games with a 173-39 aggregate score, and their defense has raised the bar for Florida State defense.
Jammie Robinson is the ultimate X-Factor in this game as the Noles safety accelerated FSU’s defense in 2022. Arguably the nation’s best off-rim safety, Robinson has made highlight tackle after highlight tackle in the backfield this season.
Up for a nod as an All-American, Robinson most importantly offers the athleticism, speed and power to contain Richardson on scrambles or off-platform throws. DJ Lundy, Tatum Bethune and Amari Gainer will each have their moments – the Seminoles seem to be a more talented unit than the Gators at every turn.
The Noles are primed to win double-digit games for the first time in what feels like forever. And they got it right, with team wins, elite quarterback play from Travis, and dictating the pace of action with strong offense and defensive line play.
FSU returns to victory against its archrival and is preparing for a potential big matchup with Oregon, Utah or UCLA in the Holiday Bowl.
forecast: State of Florida 41, Florida 20