- Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
- Location: Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN
- Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
- How to Watch: CBS
An important SEC game takes place on Saturday when the No. 20 Florida Gators head north to face the No. 12 Tennessee Volunteers. Florida is 0-1 in the SEC in 2022 and 2-1 on the 2022 NCAAF season. Meanwhile, Tennessee has yet to play a conference game. The Volunteers have a 3-0 record for the 2022 NCAA Football Season. They are 2-0 at home. Florida has not played a road game this year.
The Volunteers finished the 2021 NCAAF season with a 7-6 record. The Gators wrapped up their season with a 6-7 overall record.
Before we look at the Week 4 NCAAF matchup between the Florida Gators and the Tennessee Volunteers, check out the current NCAAF Betting opportunities and our guide to betting on the 2022 NCAAF National Championship.
Florida Gators (20) vs. Tennessee Volunteers (12) picks
|Florida Gators (No. 20)||+300||+300||+315||+290||+320|
|Tennessee Volunteers (No. 11)||-370||-400||-375||-380||-400|
Florida Gators breakdown
Florida’s sophomore quarterback, Anthony Richardson, has completed 41 of 77 passing attempts on the season for 423 yards. Richardson has yet to throw for a passing touchdown. He has thrown four interceptions. However, Richardson showed his mobility and running skills in the NCAAF season opener when he ran for 106 yards and three touchdowns against No. 7 ranked Utah in an upset victory.
The Gators are not a great passing team, they rank last in the SEC. However, the club does have a pretty good rushing game. Overall the team has picked up 636 yards on the ground. The team’s leading rusher is Montrell Johnson, Jr., who has put up 240 yards.
Florida’s defense is in the bottom half of the SEC. The team has surrendered an average of 373 yards per game this season. The Gators have given up an average of 26.7 points per game. Troy Dean is the bright spot on the defense. He ranks second in the SEC in tackles with 30.
Tennessee Volunteers breakdown
Tennessee’s senior QB, Hendon Hooker has started the season strong. His 69.4 percent completion rate is the best of his career. He has thrown for 844 yards, which puts him at No. 4 in the SEC on the season. He has six passing touchdowns and no interceptions.
The Volunteers’ offense is tops in the SEC on the season with 1,661 yards total. The team is second in passing yards with 1,130. However, the club’s running game could use some help, as they are ninth in the SEC with 547 total yards. The Volunteers’ offense has averaged an SEC-high 52 points per game. Jalin Hyatt has the third most receiving yards in the SEC in 2022, with a total of 267. His teammate, Cedric Tillman, ranks fifth with 246 yards.
Defensively, the Volunteers are below average in the SEC. They have surrendered an average of 344.7 yards per game. However, the team has held its opponents to a total of 43 points over three games.
Florida Gators vs. Tennessee Volunteers best bet
The Florida Gators do not have a strong passing game. That gives the Tennessee Volunteers‘ defense one thing to focus on, stopping the running game of the Gators. Meanwhile, Florida’s defense is suspect. The team is going to be tested by the throwing attack of Hooker.
Pick: Tennessee Volunteers to beat Florida Gators in Week 4 of the 2022 NCAAF season.
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