Duke vs. Florida State Odds


TALLAHASSEE, FL (The Spread) – No. 11 Florida State looks to play spoiler for Cinderella, Duke, when the two meet on Saturday at 3:30PM ET on ESPNU.

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Florida State is 7-1 on the year, 4-1 in the ACC and 5-0 at home. Duke is 6-2 overall, 3-1 in the ACC and 1-2 on the road. Duke is 6-2 against the spread this season while Florida State is 2-5 ATS. Florida State has won all 17 meetings with Duke in program history.

Trends show that the Duke has failed to cover the spread in its last four meetings with Florida State while the road team is 7-1 against the spread in the last 8 games in this series.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Florida State is the clear favorite at home, as the Seminoles are getting odds of -28 points against Duke. The over/under total has been set at 58.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Florida State favored by 26.5 points. The spread never got lower than that and is now at its peak of 28 points.

Florida State is coming off a 33-20 win at Miami. The lone Seminoles’ loss this year was 17-16 at N.C. State. Florida State is seventh in the nation in scoring at 44.4 points per game, and it is also fifth in the nation in defensive scoring, allowing only 12.6 points per contest. Florida State took a blow this week as running back Chris Thompson will miss the rest of the year with an ACL tear. He had 687 yards and five scores on the season. Quarterback E.J. Manuel has thrown for 2,033 yards and 14 TDs this season.

Duke is coming off a 33-30 win over North Carolina last week to become bowl eligible. The Blue Devils are scoring 35 points per game this year while allowing 27.8 points per contest. Duke has a strong passing attack that ranks 22nd in the nation. Sean Renfree has thrown for 1,793 yards and 11 touchdowns this season to lead the Blue Devils.

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In terms of Injuries, Duke safety Chris Tavarez and linebacker Kelby Brown are both questionable for this game with leg injuries. Florida State receiver Josh Gehres is questionable with a hamstring injury.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Duke. The Blue Devils are getting 65% of the wagers with odds of +28 points at Florida State on Saturday.

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