Florida Gators versus Ohio St Buckeyes Gator Bowl Betting Preview

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Two 6-6 teams play on January 2nd as the Florida Gators of the SEC conference meet the Ohio St Buckeyes from the Big Ten conference in the Gator Bowl on Monday January 2nd.

The Gators and Buckeyes will begin this NCAA college football game from Jacksonville Florida at 1PM Eastern Time and ESPN2 provides the national television broadcast.

The best sportsbook to bet on the bowl games is at Oddsmaker, as new players earn a 100% match bonus up to $1000!

The betting odds at Oddsmaker has the Florida Gators favored by -1 ½ points with a total of 43 ½ points.

Bettors playing the favored Gators on the money line will lay -130 odds.

Those who have faith in Ohio St to win the Gator Bowl straight up can take back +110 odds.

The Gators really tanked down the stretch losing six of their past eight games.

Offensive coordinator Charlie Weiss leaves the school to take a head coaching job at a bad Kansas program.

He got out after a dismal showing by the Gators offense that produced just 25 points and 334 yards a game on the season.

The quarterback play has been dismal as senior quarterback John Brantley hit on 58.9% of his passes with 10 touchdowns and 6 picks.

Their running backs produced solid numbers as Chris Rainey ran for 790 yards with a 5.1 yards per rush average.

Jeffery Demps had nearly 6 yards per rush and Mike Gillislee ran for 6.1 yards a carry.

The only notable win for the Gators was a 33-23 win in mid-September at home to Tennessee.

The team lost every game to the upper tier schools from the SEC conference with pitiful point production.

Ohio St took a turn for the worse this season following the departure of head coach Jim Tressel prior to the start of the year.

The quarterback play was terrible with Braxton Miller completing 50% of his passes and Joe Bauserman 46.5%.

The Buckeyes have lost three straight to close the regular season. They have a bad three point overtime loss at Purdue in that streak.

Ohio St did get production from their ground game as Dan Herron ran for 4.9 yards a carry and Carlos Hyde 5.4 yards per rush.

Despite bad quarterback play from both teams they qualify for a bowl berth due to the play of their defense.

Both teams allowed 20 points a game with Florida giving up 299 yards and the Buckeyes 328 yards per game.

The point spread trend is going against Florida St as the team has failed to cover eight straight games.

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