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Orange Bowl Odds

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MIAMI, FL (The Spread) – Northern Illinois attempts to shock the football world on Tuesday at 8:30PM ET when it meets Florida State in the 2013 Orange Bowl from Sun Life Stadium.

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Florida State is 11-2 overall and 3-9 against the spread while Northern Illinois is 12-1 overall and 9-2-2 against the spread. FSU has hit the over in 6 of 11 lined games while NIU has hit the under in 7 of 12 lined games. These two teams have no recent meetings.

Trends are strong for both teams, as Florida State has covered in 7 of their last 8 bowl games and in 10 of their last 13 games at a neutral site. Northern Illinois is actually 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games against ACC opponents.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Florida State is favored heavily in this game, as the Seminoles have odds of -13.5 points against Northern Illinois. The over/under total has been set at 58.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this bowl game had Florida State favored by 14 points. The spread never got higher than that, and it hit a low of 12.5 points before closing at Florida State -13.5.

Florida State is coming off a 21-15 win over Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship Game. The Seminoles lost two games by a combined 12 points, falling to Florida and N.C. State this season. FSU ranked 12th in the country in scoring, averaging 39.9 points per game, while the defense was sixth in the country, allowing only 15.1 points per game. Quarterback E.J. Manuel led the team with 3,101 yards and 22 touchdowns.

Northern Illinois is coming off a 44-37, double overtime win over Kent State in the Mid-American Conference Championship. The Huskies lost the season opener to Iowa, 17-16, then won their last 12 games to earn the BCS bowl. The Huskies are eighth in the nation in scoring, averaging 40.8 points per game, while the defense is 18th nationally, allowing just 19 points per game. Leading NIU this season was quarterback Jordan Lynch, who has rushed for 2,962 yards and 24 touchdowns while rushing for 1,771 yards and 19 scores.

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In terms of Injuries, Northern Illinois safety Nick Moody is questionable with a triceps injury while defensive back Tyler Hunter is questionable with an undisclosed injury. Northern Illinois has no injuries to report.

The Public Bets for this bowl game are backing Florida State. The Seminoles are getting 58% of the wagers with odds of -13.5 points against Northern Illinois on Tuesday.

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