ESPN College Football Week 5 Odds: Florida State vs. South Florida Print
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Wednesday, 26 September 2012 10:30
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Florida State vs. South Florida Odds

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TAMPA, FL (The Spread) – No. 4 Florida State makes the rare trip to South Florida on Saturday for a 6PM ET kickoff on ESPN.

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Florida State is 4-0 overall and playing in its first road game while South Florida is 2-2 overall and 1-1 at home. The Bulls are 1-3 against the spread while the Seminoles are 1-2 ATS. South Florida won the one and only meeting between these two back in 2009.

Trends show Florida State is 1-5 against the spread in its last 6 games in September but 6-2 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games. USF is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games against ACC opponents, but 0-9 ATS in its last 9 games on grass.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Florida State is the favorite on the road, as the Seminoles are getting odds of -17 points at South Florida. The over/under total has been set at 53 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds had Florida State as a 15-point favorite. The spread has not gotten higher than its current state of FSU -17.

Florida State has been playing as well as anyone in the country, coming off a 49-37 win over Clemson last week. The Seminoles are currently second in the nation in scoring at 56.3 points per game, and sixth in the country in scoring defense, allowing only 10 points per game. The offense has been led by the rushing attack, which is eighth in the country at 281 yards per game. Chris Thompson is leading the way with 357 yards and 5 TDs.

South Florida has lost back-to-back games after Saturday’s, 31-27 loss to Ball State. The Bulls have lost their two games by a combined of 14 points. The Bulls are giving up just 24.5 points per game while scoring 26.5 points per contest. The offense is led by the passing game, which is averaging 290.3 yards per game. Quarterback B.J. Daniels has thrown for 1,142 yards and 9 TDs this year while rushing for 199 yards and a score.

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In terms of Injuries, Florida State safety Justin Bright is questionable with a head injury while linebacker Ukeme Eligwe is questionable with a hand injury. South Florida has no injuries to report.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Florida State. The Seminoles are getting 84% of the wagers with odds of -17 points at USF on Saturday.

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