Utah Utes vs. Florida Gators Picks and Prediction – September 3

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The No. 7 Utah Utes (0-0) and Florida Gators (0-0) will battle at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.

Utah vs. Florida Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Utah as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Utah has -139 odds to pick up the win, while Florida is listed at +114 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 51.5 points.


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Game Info

How to Watch Utah vs. Florida Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 3, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Gainesville, Florida
  • Stadium: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

Betting Preview


  • Last year, Utah put up 9.3 more points per game (36.1) than Florida allowed (26.8).
  • When the Utes put up more than 26.8 points last season, they were 5-5 against the spread and 8-2 overall.
  • Utah collected 64.8 more yards per game (431) than Florida allowed per contest (366.2) last season.
  • In games that the Utes amassed over 366.2 yards last year, the team was 5-4 against the spread and 8-1 overall.
  • Last season Utah piled up 216.7 rushing yards per game, 53.9 more than Florida allowed per outing (162.8).
  • The Utes had a 5-6 ATS record and a 9-2 overall record when the team ran for more than 162.8 yards last season.


  • Florida racked up 30.7 points per game last year, 8.1 more than Utah surrendered (22.6).
  • The Gators were 3-6 against the spread and 6-3 overall last year when the team scored more than 22.6 points.
  • Florida racked up 462.8 yards per game last year, 119.7 more yards than the 343.1 Utah allowed per outing.
  • In games that the Gators totaled over 343.1 yards last year, the team was 3-8 against the spread and 6-5 overall.
  • Florida rushed for 209.8 yards per game last year, 89.0 more than the 120.8 Utah allowed per outing.
  • The Gators had a 3-7 ATS record and a 6-4 overall record when the team rushed for over 120.8 yards last season.

Utah vs. Florida Betting Analysis

Utah Betting Insights

  • Against the spread, Utah went 6-7-0 last year.
  • Utah went 4-7 as at least 2.5-point favorites last year.
  • The Utes finished 9-3 in games they were favored on the moneyline last season (winning 75% of those games).
  • The Utes went 7-1 in games they played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -139 or shorter (72.7%).
  • In 13 Utah games last season, eight hit the over.

Gators Betting Insights

  • Florida’s record against the spread last year was 3-10-0.
  • As a 2.5-point underdog or more, Florida had one win ATS (1-1) last year.
  • The Gators lost both games they played as underdogs last season.
  • The Gators had a record of 1-2 when they were set as an underdog of +114 or more by bookmakers last season.
  • There were four Florida games (out of 13) that went over the total last season.

Utah vs. Florida Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 53.2 54.6 51.5
Implied Total AVG 32.1 33.3 30.7
ATS Record 6-7-0 4-3-0 2-4-0
Over/Under Record 8-5-0 3-4-0 5-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 9-3 7-0 2-3
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-0 0-0 1-0


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 59.0 58.8 59.5
Implied Total AVG 38.5 39.1 37.6
ATS Record 3-10-0 3-5-0 0-5-0
Over/Under Record 4-9-0 1-7-0 3-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 4-5 3-1 1-4
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-2 0-2 0-0

Last Season’s Leaders


  • In 14 games last year, Devin Lloyd posted seven sacks to go with 16 TFL, 79 tackles, and four interceptions.
  • On defense in 2021, Mika Tafua had 35 tackles, nine TFL, and 9.5 sacks in 14 games played.
  • Cole Bishop picked up three sacks in addition to his nine TFL and 43 tackles a season ago.
  • Nephi Sewell delivered 52 tackles, three TFL, and one interception in 14 games played in 2021.


  • Brenton Cox Jr. helped carry the defense with 33 tackles, 14 TFL, and eight sacks in 13 games.
  • Rashad Torrence, who played in 13 games, collected two TFL, 71 tackles, and three interceptions.
  • With 70 tackles, three TFL, one sack, and one interception, Trey Dean III was a significant contributor last year on defense.
  • Zachary Carter collected 7.5 sacks to go with eight TFL and 25 tackles in 13 games.

Utah vs. Florida Predictions and Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Utah, and we predict that Utah will cover the spread (Utah -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 51.5 points.

Utah vs. Florida betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Utes (-2.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (51.5)

How to Bet on Utah vs. Florida

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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