5* Wiseguy BCS Championship Game BLOOD BATH on Florida -3
The Gators are the better all-around football team as they play the defensive side of the ball much better than OU and that gives them the edge here. I also question whether OU could have put up such great offensive numbers this season if it hadn’t been going up against such terrible Big 12 defenses. Here’s the comparison, Florida is allowing only 12.8 ppg this season and only 12.0 on the road while the Sooners are giving up 24.5 ppg and 28.7 ppg on the road. Texas scored 45 on the Sooners defense and Oklahoma State scored 41 and I don’t think I’ll have any argument that the Gators are a better offensive team than both of those. Besides the fact that this game is in Florida’s own backyard, Tim Tebow, Percy Harvin, and many other Florida players have already been there and done that two years ago. That gives them another edge over the Sooners. Florida is 7-0 ATS when playing against a team with a winning record this season, 7-0 ATS vs. very good offensive teams – scoring 34 or more points/game over the last 3 seasons, and 7-0 ATS vs. good teams – outscoring opponents by 10+ PPG on the season over the last 2 seasons. Florida is 8-0 ATS in its last 8 lined games. Pound the Gators!