- The Florida Gators have (-110) odds to cover 7.5 points against the UCF Knights in the Gasparilla Bowl.
- The North Carolina Tar Heels are 7.0-point betting favorites over the South Carolina Gamecocks.
TAMPA, Fla. – Two Florida teams will be playing in their home state in the Gasparilla Bowl while the UNC Tar Heels get a slight home-field advantage against the South Carolina Gamecocks in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl.
Florida Gators Vs. UCF Knight: Gasparilla Bowl
The Florida Gators and UCF Knights will take part in the Gasparilla Bowl at Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the third meeting between the two in-state opponents, legal sports betting sites favor the Gators by over a touchdown.
Florida vs UCF Spread Odds
- Florida Gators -7.5 -110
- UCF Knights +7.5 -110
Florida won both of the previous games against UCF, winning 58-27 in 1999 as well as 42-0 in 2006. If history is any indication, this could be a blowout in favor of the Gators.
The teams’ stats this season are very similar as UCF scored 0.4 more points and allows 1.4 fewer points per game, but Florida did so against an SEC schedule while the Knights did so against an American schedule.
Florida, despite the 6-6 record, totals the 11th-most yards per game in the country (470.1) and should be able to put numbers on the board against UCF.
The game is scheduled for December 23 and will air on ESPN at 7 p.m. EST.
North Carolina Tar Heels Vs. South Carolina Gamecocks: Mayo Bowl
The North Carolina Tar Heels and South Carolina Gamecocks were once conference rivals who played every season.
Now, the two meet only every couple of years.
The Duke’s Mayo Bowl in Charlotte brings the 59th meeting between the two rivals. Those betting on college football will find the Tar Heels as sizable favorites.
UNC vs South Carolina Spread Odds
- North Carolina Tar Heels -7.0 -110
- South Carolina Gamecocks +7.0 -110
North Carolina leads the all-time series 35-19-4 but has only won once in the last four meetings and two of the last eight overall. They’re in a good spot to extend their lead in the rivalry as their ninth-ranked offense (479.6 ypg) should be able to lead the team to a win against the Gamecocks who are scoring just 16.3 points per game in their last three outings.
ESPN will have coverage of this game on December 30 starting at 11:30 a.m. EST.
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