Thursday Night College Football Odds: Florida State vs. Virginia Tech Print
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Thursday, 08 November 2012 13:30
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Florida State vs. Virginia Tech Odds

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BLACKSBURG, VA (The Spread) – No. 8 Florida State looks to pick up a win over its rival on Thursday night when it hits the road to face Virginia Tech at 7:30PM ET on ESPN.

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Florida State is 8-1 on the season, 5-1 in the ACC and 2-1 on the road. Virginia Tech is 4-5 overall, 2-3 in the ACC and 4-0 at home. The Seminoles are just 3-5 against the spread this year but the Hokies are 2-7 ATS. Florida State has won 8 of its last 10 meetings with Virginia Tech.

Trends show that the favorite is 4-1 against the spread in the last 5 games in this series and the home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games of the series. These two teams have combined to hit the over in their last four encounters.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Florida State is a favorite on the road, as the Seminoles have odds of -13.5 points at Virginia Tech. The over/under total has been set at 51.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Florida State favored by 12 points. The spread never got lower than that. It reached a peak of 14.5 points during the week before closing at Florida State -13.5.

Florida State is coming off a 48-7 win over Duke from two weeks ago. The Seminoles have won three straight since their 17-16 loss at N.C. State back on Oct. 6. Florida State currently ranks third in the nation in both scoring (44.8 ppg) and defensive scoring (12 ppg allowed). FSU is being led this season by quarterback E.J. Manuel, who has thrown for 2,315 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Virginia Tech is coming off a 30-12 loss at Miami last week. The Hokies have lost two straight and four of their last five games, allowing at least 27 points in each of the losses. On the season, Tech is giving up 24.7 points per game while the offense is scoring just 27.1 points per contest. The offense is being led by quarterback Logan Thomas, who has thrown for 2,109 yards and 13 touchdowns on the season.

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In terms of Injuries, Virginia Tech tackle Nick Acree is out with a knee injury. Florida State defensive back Justin Bright (head) and defensive tackle Derrick Mitchell (back) are both questionable for this game.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Florida State. The Seminoles are getting 70% of the wagers with odds of -13.5 points at Virginia Tech on Thursday night.

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