WATCH: McElwain sarcastically addresses being underdog against Alabama

Florida is a considerable underdog heading into the contest.
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It appears as if the Florida Gators football team isn’t very well-liked in Las Vegas. 

As of Wednesday evening, the Bovada betting site had Jim McElwain’s team as a 17.5-point underdog against Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide. 

It’s a startling line for a conference championship game. As such, many aren’t giving Florida much of a chance in this contest. 

When asked about being an underdog during a Wednesday press conference, McElwain displayed a bit of sarcasm and snarky behavior. 

"Nobody believes that we’re going to win?" asked McElwain. He then issued the rhetorical question, "Who controls that?" 

Before any reporters could answer him, the head coach then said, "the people putting money down."

Suffice it to say, but Florida may have a massive chip on its collective shoulder heading into this contest. 

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