Florida State vs. South Florida Pick

College Football Week 4 Picks: Florida State vs. South Florida 9/24/16

Will Florida State's defense rebound from an ugly performance last week at Louisville when the Seminoles visit South Florida at 12:00PM ET on Saturday?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Seminoles are 5.5-point road favorites versus the Bulls after they opened as a 6-point favorite. As far as the total, the number opened at 61 and that's where it currently sits.

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FLORIDA STATE: After beating Ole Miss 45-34 as a 4-point favorite in Week 1 and Charleston Southern 52-8 in Week 2, the Seminoles were thrashed 63-20 as a 2-point underdog last Saturday. FSU's defense allowed Lamar Jackson to throw for 216 yards and a touchdown while also rushing 17 times for 146 yards and four touchdowns. Seminoles quarterback Deondre Francois had a rough outing, completing 7-of-18 passes for 101 yards with one touchdown and one interception, while rushing 12 times for minus-34 yards.

SOUTH FLORIDA: The Bulls enter Saturday's game with a perfect 3-0 record and they've also covered in three straight games as well. They beat Towson 56-20 as a 27-point favorite in Week 1, crushed Northern Illinois 48-17 as a 14-point favorite in Week 2, then routed Syracuse 45-20 as a 12.5-point favorite last Saturday.

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OUR PICK: It's hard seeing this matchup on Saturday night going over the total. In their three games thus far, South Florida is averaging 49.7 points per game, which ranks seventh in the nation. Granted, the Bulls are only allowing 19.0 points per game but the Seminoles are averaging 39.0 points per game offensively so South Florida will be challenged. What's most surprising is that FSU is allowing 35.0 points per game through their three games. Known for having a solid defense under Jimbo Fisher, things have looked bad on that side of the ball for the Seminoles this season.

 

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