Streaks working in favor of Meyer, Gators

Even though the Las Vegas oddsmakers say Georgia is a 3-point favorite against Florida this weekend, there are more than a few things working in the Gators’ favor.

The most obvious one is how they’ve dominated this rivalry. Florida has won 17 of the last 20 meetings.

But Florida coach Urban Meyer has a few things working in his favor, too.

The Gators are coming off a bye, and Meyer is 31-3 (.912) in his career when having more than a week to prepare for a game, and that includes a 16-1 record at Florida.

Also, he’s 16-1 against Florida’s traditional rivals (Florida State, Georgia, Miami and Tennessee) with eight consecutive wins. His only loss came to Georgia in 2007 when the Bulldogs won 42-30.