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FAU at Florida Picks & Betting Tips – Gators To Cover In Season Opener

  • FAU at Florida tips for Saturday, September 4
  • Matchup gets underway at 19:30 ET at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
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FAU at Florida Picks & Betting Tips


Florida can take the first step to getting over a disappointing 2020 campaign.

The Gators are breaking in a bunch of new players so the offense may need a quarter to get firing.

The run game will get it going though and a vastly improved defense should be able shut down FAU.

  • Florida went 8-2 last season
  • Florida averaged 39.8 points per game last season
  • Florida have won their last 6 games against Conference USA opposition
  • FAU is 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 games
  • FAU averaged just 18.9 points per game last season

Head To Head


  • Florida lead the all-time series 3-0
  • This is the first meeting between the two schools since 2015

FAU Form


FAU made a strong start to the 2020 season, winning five of their first six games with their only loss coming to #22 Marshall.

The wheels fell off during the final few weeks of the season though as they lost three straight.

A normally reliable defense gave up 90 points across those three games – they had given up 67 through their first six games.

Offensively they had their issues too and will be hoping ex-Miami QB N’Kosi Perry gives them a boost.

They lack playmakers though and that could be there undoing against the better schools, when they will need to put up a decent total.

Florida Form


2020 was a year to forget for Florida as they lost their final three games and went 8-3 in SEC play.

They dropped their regular season finale to unranked LSU, losing 37-34 at home to the Tigers.

The Gators then gave up 52 points as they failed to keep pace with the high-power Alabama offense in the SEC Championship Game.

That was followed up by a blowout defeat to Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl that saw several NFL Draft-bound players sit out.

Those players have now moved on so this will be something of a new-look Florida team, especially on offense.

Dan Mullens has a reputation for being a ‘QB’ whisperer so he should be able to bring the best out of Emory Jones.

Defensively this group should look a lot better at 2021. Florida are stacked at linebacker and they also have some excellent DBs to defend against the pass.

FAU at Florida FAQs

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Verdict

FAU has a tough defense that may keep them in this early. However, once Florida get rolling they could be hard to stop.

And when that happens, it is tough to see FAU keeping pace against this improved Gators defense.

Best Bet: Florida -23.5 Spread @-111.11 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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