Florida St. vs. Syracuse Total Pick
Can Florida State go on the road and find a lot of offense when it takes on Syracuse this Saturday in ACC play at Noon ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Noon ET – Carrier Dome
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Florida State is favored on the road, as the Seminoles are getting odds of -3 points against Syracuse. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 68 points. The public betting for this game currently has 59 percent backing Syracuse at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Seminoles get scare from Samford
Florida State looked awful in its opener, a 24-3 loss to Virginia Tech. Last week, the Seminoles barely survived Samford, winning 36-26 after trailing late in the game. FSU is 0-2 against the spread and 1-1 with the over under total. The Seminoles have hit the over in four of their last six overall.
FSU is averaging just 19.5 points and 390.5 yards per contest on offense while giving up 25 points and 422 yards defensively. The Seminoles are allowing 341 yards passing per game. Deondre Francois has thrown for 553 yards and three touchdowns with three interceptions. Cam Akers has rushed for 158 yards on 28 carries.
Cuse off to good start
Syracuse has gotten off to a 2-0 start thanks to a 55-42 win at Western Michigan to start the year and a 62-10 win over Wagner at home last week. The Orange have covered the spread in both games and hit the over in both contests. They are 3-1-1 with the over in their last five games.
The Orange are rolling on offense right now, putting up 58.5 points and 508 yards per game, including 274.5 rushing yards per contest. Eric Dungey has thrown for 402 yards and seven touchdowns while rushing for 244 yards and a score. Jamal Curtis has caught 11 passes for 209 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Syracuse is giving up 26 points and 454.5 yards per game. That includes 313 passing yards per contest.
College Football Betting Trends
The Seminoles are 6-1-1 with the under in their last eight road games and 21-7-1 with the under in their last 29 conference games.
Syracuse is 9-2-1 with the under in its last 12 home games and 13-3-1 with the under in its last 17 conference games.
These two have hit the under in their last two meetings and I think it will happen again this time around. FSU has struggled on offense against both opponents and Syracuse should be able to have success on defense at home. The Orange have been putting up big numbers, but FSU still has a lot of speed on defense. The Seminoles should do enough to keep Syracuse from putting up big points.
College Football Prediction: Florida State/Syracuse Under 68