Florida projected win total set for 2018, but will the Gators hit it?

By Adam Silverstein
April 16, 2018
Florida projected win total set for 2018, but will the Gators hit it?
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Just days after the conclusion of spring practice, the Florida Gators‘ projected win total for the 2018 season was released. While the number is not high, some may see it as an opportunity for the Gators to exceed expectations (and for bettors to make some money).

BetDSI has Florida’s win projection at a flat seven games for 2018, which is an interesting number considering the Gators — besides the two years in which they collapsed for reasons that go beyond simply football — have not otherwise fallen below seven wins since 1987.

It is also a flat number, meaning the bettor on either side gets the seventh win as a push possibility. This leaves one to decide what is more likely: Florida winning eight games or finding just six victories over the course of the season.

Aside from the annual rivalry games against top-tier talent at Florida State, Georgia and LSU, here’s what UF’s slate looks like for the remainder of the year: Charleston Southern, Kentucky, Colorado State, at Tennessee, at Mississippi State, at Vanderbilt, Missouri, South Carolina, Idaho.

Florida could certainly win just six games if head coach Dan Mullen‘s methods and game plans do not take off the bat, but I find it difficult to see the Gators dropping three of six to the Wildcats, Volunteers, Bulldogs, Commodores, Tigers and Gamecocks in Year 1 under Mullen — and that’s assuming they get shutout against the Seminoles, Dawgs and Bayou Bengals.

As far as the rest of the SEC East, here’s how their win totals are projected: Georgia (10.5), South Carolina (7), Missouri (6.5), Kentucky (6), Tennessee (5.5), Vanderbilt (5).

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