LINE: Florida -17.5
ATS PICK: Florida
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Florida still needs to work.
Its path to the College Football Playoff is clear – win this, beat LSU, beat Alabama. Easy peasy.
However, it would do the Gators a whole lot of good if it could lock up the trip to the SEC Championship with a blowout win.
There’s still a theoretical case to be made that if they obliterate the Vols this week and destroy the Tigers next week, a tough, close loss to Bama could still mean they’re one of the four best teams in college football, even with two losses.
And then there’s the Tennessee Can’t Score side of things.
The Vols haven’t been able to pus up more than 17 over the last four games and haven’t scored more than 21 over this long, dark five-game losing streak.
The pass defense that was hit by Alabama for 417 yards back in October and allowed 215 or more against everyone but Kentucky now gets Kyle Trask and the Florida fun show.
Throw in the loss of top pass rusher Kivon Bennett, and the defense should have as many problems as the struggling offense.