|ABC College Football Week 13 Odds & Spread: Florida vs. Florida State|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 22 November 2012 11:30|
Florida vs. Florida State Odds
Florida State is 10-1 on the season and 6-0 at home while Florida is 10-1 overall and 3-1 on the road. The Gators are 6-5 against the spread this season while the Seminoles are 3-7 ATS. Florida State has won the last two meetings with Florida.
Trends show that the home team has covered the spread in 13 of the last 18 in this series and the favorite has covered in 13 of the last 16 meetings. These two teams have hit the under in 7 of their last 8 encounters altogether and in 7 of their last 8 meetings at FSU.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Florida State is the favorite at home, as the Seminoles have odds of -8 points against Florida. The over/under total has not been set (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Florida State favored by 7 points. The spread hit a low of 6 points during the week and is currently peaking at FSU -8.
Florida State is coming off a 41-14 win at Maryland last week. The Seminoles have won five straight since a 17-16 loss to North Carolina State back on Oct. 6. FSU is currently seventh in the nation in scoring, averaging 42.9 points per game. The Seminoles are also fifth in the nation in points allowed, giving up just 13.1 points per game. The team is being led by quarterback E.J Manuel, who has thrown for 2,785 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Florida is coming off a 23-0 win over Jacksonville State last week. The Gators have won three straight since a 17-9 loss to Georgia on Oct. 27. Florida is currently allowing just 11.7 points per game on defense, which ranks third in the nation. The offense isn’t quite so strong, averaging just 25.8 points per game. The team is being led by running back Mike Gillislee, who has rushed for 964 yards and eight touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Florida State tackle Garrett Faircloth is questionable with a hip injury while defensive tackle Moses McCray is questionable with a concussion. Florida guard Ian Silberman is questionable with a shoulder injury while defensive tackle Leon Orr is questionable with an illness.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Florida. The Gators are getting 67% of the wagers with odds of +8 points at Florida State on Saturday.