BCS National Championship Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Florida State is currently a 10-point favorite over Auburn while the over/under total is currently sitting at 68 points. The Tigers enter play with a 12-1 record and finished 8-1 in the SEC, including its victory over Missouri in the conference title game. The Seminoles, meanwhile, were a perfect 13-0 overall and 9-0 in the ACC including a win over Duke in their conference title game.
LINE MOVEMENT: Florida State opened as an 8-point favorite but the spread has been bet up as high as 10.5 at some online sports books, although the line is sitting at 10 at most books. As for the total, it opened at 65 and has shot up as high as 68 or 69 at some books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 60% of College Football public bettors currently favor the Tigers. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL BETTING TRENDS: The Seminoles are 8-0-1 against the spread in their last nine bowl games, 5-0 ATS in their last five games versus a team with a winning record and 5-0 ATS in their last five non-conference games. They’re also 4-0 against the number in their last four games in January, 11-1 ATS in their last 12 games on grass and 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games overall. Florida State has the athletes on the defensive side of the ball to keep Auburn’s rushing game in check and make the Tigers one-dimensional offensively. Plus, with the athletes that FSU has offensively, look for the Seminoles to score at will against Auburn’s defense.
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