Tennessee’s focus this week remains on Ohio, but Vegas already likes Tennessee as a pretty substantial favorite against Florida on Sept. 24.
— Rocky Top Insider (@rockytopinsider) September 14, 2016
Many fans have long believed that this is the year for Tennessee to break through and end an 11-game losing streak against Florida, but this does seem to be a generous line for a UT team that has had anything and everything go wrong in this series in recent years.
The Vols looked better against Virginia Tech in their 45-24 win in Bristol on Saturday, but did struggle immensely in the opener against Appalachian State. Florida, meanwhile, also struggled in its opener against UMass, but bounced back for a dominant 45-7 win over Kentucky on Saturday.
The Gators are a tough matchup for the Vols with a physical and athletic defensive front that could give UT’s O-line some issues, and one of the best secondaries in the conference as well.
The teams will meet on Sept. 24 at 3:30 pm ET on CBS in Knoxville.