The struggling Vanderbilt Commodores will look to both, pull off the big upset while simultaneously snapping No. 14 Florida’s winning ways when they host the Gators in their Week 7 SEC showdown on Saturday. If you’re looking for some great value on this weekend’s slate of college football action, then you’re going to find it in this contest. Now, let’s get to my expert college football odds pick.
Florida vs Vanderbilt NCAA Football Week 7 Lines & Prediction
- When: Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 12:00 PM ET
- Where: Vanderbilt Stadium
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: Florida / Vanderbilt
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- NCAA Football Week 7 Odds: Florida -7 / Total: 50.5
- Clear: 14°C/57°F
- Humidity: 57%
- Precipitation: 1%
- Wind: 5 mph ENE
- Cloud Cover: 24%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Bet On The Florida Gators?
Why should you bet on the Gators to win and cover the spread as a touchdown road favorite in this Week 7 matchup despite being on the road? There are a handful of good reasons, starting with the fact that Florida has one of the best defenses in the country. The Gators limit the opposition to just 14.8 points per game to rank eighth nationally in points allowed.
There’s also the fact that the Gators have the more potent offense in this matchup. Florida averages a solid 34.0 points per game while Vanderbilt averages a far more modest 25.2 points per game. Last but not least, Florida has a bunch of momentum going, having won four straight including a 27-19 home win over No. 13 LSU last weekend. Quarterback Feleipe Franks has passed for 1,122 yards with 13 touchdowns and four interceptions for first-year head coach Dan Mullen.
- Average Score For: 34
- Total Yards: 380
- Pass Yards: 198.83
- Rush Yards: 181.17
- Average Score Against: 14.83
- Total Yards: 321
- Pass Yards: 148.50
- Rush Yards: 172.50
Why Bet On The Vanderbilt Commodores?
Why should you bet on Vanderbilt in this Week 7 contest? To be honest, there aren’t a bunch of good reasons to back the Commodores outside of the fact that they’re playing at home and getting seven points.
Vanderbilt is coming off a humbling 41-13 road loss at Georgia last weekend and the Commodores nearly lost to FCS Tennessee State before escaping with a narrow 31-27 win at home and they got smacked around by South Carolina 37-14 at home in Week 4, so this is a team that is clearly struggling right now.
Quarterback Kyle Shurmur has passed for 1,400 yards with nine TD passes and four interceptions while running back Ke’Shawn Vaughn has rushed for a team-high 439 yards and five touchdowns.
- Average Score For: 25.17
- Total Yards: 398.67
- Pass Yards: 239.67
- Rush Yards: 159
- Average Score Against: 24
- Total Yards: 398.50
- Pass Yards: 233.33
- Rush Yards: 165.17
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Florida vs Vanderbilt
I’m not going to beat around the bush with my pick on this Week 7 matchup simply because I think it’s a virtual lock – and so does a huge percentage of the betting public. Florida has the better offense and a defense that is as good as anyone’s. Vanderbilt is completely and utterly mediocre on both sides of the ball. The Gators are growing in confidence and looking more and more like a Dan Mullen team if you ask me.
The Gators are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following an SU win while Vanderbilt has gone 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss and 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 conference games. The Gators looked absolutely fantastic in dominating a very good LSU team last weekend and this is a contest they should win and easily cover the spread in! Go with the whopping 72 percent of college football bettors that like the Gators to win and cash in!
NCAA Football Week 7 Pick: Florida 31 Vanderbilt 21