|2014 BCS Championship Game Odds & Spread: Auburn vs. Florida State|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Monday, 06 January 2014 12:00|
BCS Championship Game Odds
Florida State is 13-0 overall, 11-2 against the spread and the Seminoles hit the over 10 times. Auburn is 12-1 on the season, 11-2 against the spread and hit the over 8 times. These two haven’t met since 1990.
Trends are strong for both teams in this game. Florida State is 8-0-1 against the spread in its last 9 bowl games and 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games on a neutral site. Auburn is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 bowl games and 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games on grass.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Florida State is the clear favorite in this game, as the Seminoles have odds of -10 points against Auburn tonight. The over/under total for the game has been set at 68 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this title game has FSU favored by 7.5 points. The spread gradually climbed for the last month, holding at 10 points. The over/under total opened at 65 points and slowly worked its way up to 68 points.
Florida State is coming off a 45-7 win over Duke in the ACC Championship Game. The Seminoles have been absolutely dominant this year, winning every game by at least 14 points and all but one game by at least 27 points. FSU led the nation in scoring, averaging 53 points per game, but also led the country in scoring defense, giving up just 10.7 points per contest. Jameis Winston won the Heisman Trophy this season, as he threw for 3,820 yards and 38 touchdowns. Three different FSU receivers have at least 50 receptions and 900 receiving yards this year, while Devonta Freeman has rushed for 943 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Auburn is coming off a 59-42 win over Missouri in the SEC Championship Game. The Tigers won their last nine games after suffering a 35-21 loss at LSU. Auburn defeated eight bowl teams this season and averaged 40.2 points per game on offense while allowing just 24 points per game on defense. Auburn has the top rushing attack in the country, posting 335.7 yards per game on the ground. Tre Mason has rushed for 1,621 yards and 22 touchdowns to lead the offense while Nick Marshall has thrown for 1,759 yards and 12 touchdowns while rushing for 1,023 yards and 11 scores. Sammie Coates has added 38 receptions for 841 yards and seven touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Auburn offensive lineman Patrick Miller (discipline) is questionable for the game while linebacker Justin Garrett (foot) is out. FSU running back Mario Pender (eligible) and defensive tackle Nile Lawrence-Stample (concussion) are both questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Auburn, as the Tigers are getting 58% of the wagers with odds of +10 points against Florida State tonight.