FSU vs. N.C. State Pick
Will No. 22 Florida State be able to keep up their offensive scoring average when they hit the road to face N.C. State on Saturday at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Florida State is favored on the road in this game, as the Seminoles are getting odds of -5.5 points against N.C. State. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 58 points. Florida State has won three straight in this series and the two have hit the under in four of their last six meetings.
Florida State is coming off a 37-34 loss to Clemson last week at home. FSU is now 5-3 on the season, 2-3 in the ACC and 4-3 with the over. The Seminoles are just 1-3 with the under in their last four games. While FSU is averaging 34.8 points and 480.3 yards per game on offense, the defense is giving up 29.9 points and 403.9 yards per contest. Dalvin Cook is the offensive leader with 1,069 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. Deondre Francois has thrown for 2,162 yards and 11 touchdowns this year, but he will be without one of his top receivers in Jesus Wilson, who has a foot injury. Wilson has caught 30 passes for 390 yards and a score.
N.C. State is coming off a 21-14 loss to Boston College at home for its third straight loss. The Wolfpack are now 4-4 on the season and 1-3 in the ACC. They are 4-3-1 with the over this season, but have hit the under in three of their last four games. N.C. State actually has a respectable defense, as it is giving up just 23.4 points and 354.1 yards per game. Offensively, N.C. State is putting up 26.8 points and 400.4 yards per contest. Matthew Dayes has run for 727 yards and four touchdowns to lead the offense while Ryan Finley has thrown for 1,815 yards and 13 touchdowns.
The total is set pretty low for an FSU vs. N.C. State game. N.C. State should be able to defend somewhat. They held Clemson to just 24 points in overtime a few weeks ago. FSU did put up 34 points last week on a good Clemson defense, but they have struggled somewhat on the road in conference play. They scored just 20 points at Miami and at Louisville. Look for the scoring to be somewhat limited again on Saturday.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 10 PICK: FLORIDA STATE/N.C. STATE UNDER 58