In a game that could seal the fate of one team as far as National Championship hopes are concerned, the (10-13) Florida Gators [+7] take a quick trip north to battle the (10-1) Florida State Seminoles [-7].
This ACC vs. SEC battle will take place at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, FL, Saturday beginning at 3:30 PM ET on ESPN. As you can see, week 13 NCAA football picks specialists list the Noles as betting favorites by a touchdown and the OVER/UNDER is set at a total of 44.5 points.
For the Gators, they start week 13 ranked fourth in the country and with hopes of a National Title still alive. After suffering a stunning defeat at the hands of Georgia on Oct. 27th, UF has bounced back nicely to win three straight.
With Notre Dame taking on USC, Alabama taking on Auburn, Oregon State vs Oregon and Georgia battling Georgia Tech, the Gators will be paying close attention to the scoreboard. Florida is currently ranked sixth in the nation, but any significant hiccup from the aforementioned teams could catapult them into the Title Game.
“We’ve got to take care of business Saturday, and really any clutter outside of just focusing on the game Saturday doesn’t really matter and to me,” said UFCV head coach Will Muschamp.
For the hosting Noles, they were once considered among some of the favorites to earn a trip to Miami for the Title Game. However, FSU blinked in a huge loss to North Carolina State, and haven’t been able to crack the top-5 since then.
Heading into this week 13 NCAA football predictions game, the Noles are ranked 10th in the country. A win over UF would do wonders as far as this team’s confidence, but hopes to play for a National Championship have pretty much evaporated by now.
"That’s why you come to Florida State, to play in a game against a school with the history and tradition of Florida," FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. "Those are the rivalry games that you take pride in."
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