Florida State vs. Clemson Prediction
Is Clemson laying too many points to Florida State on Saturday afternoon when the two ACC teams square off at 3:30 p.m. ET at Clemson Memorial Stadium?
ODDSMAKERS LIKE: Clemson. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Tigers are now 16.5-point home favorites versus the Seminoles, who opened as 18-point favorites. As for the total, the number currently sits at 46 after opening at 47.
THE PUBLIC LIKES: Clemson. Public bettors aren't going to back a Florida State team that is 0-6 against the spread this season. As of Saturday morning, 61% of tickets are on the Tigers to cover the spread.
HISTORICAL TRENDS LIKE: The underdog is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams while the road team has cashed in four of the last five meetings. That said, the Seminoles are just 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games in Clemson.
WHO WE LIKE: Clemson. Even though it's Florida State, this is a letdown game for a Clemson team coming off a tough battle versus N.C. State. But the Seminoles were out-gained by Syracuse last week despite winning a tight game in which the Orange missed two field goals. In that same game, FSU converted just 1-of-12 third downs offensively.
On the other side of the ball, the Seminoles allowed 30 points per game and 417 yards per contest. This Clemson team isn't as dominant as it was the last two seasons but FSU can't move the ball offensively and won't today. Even if the Seminoles hang defensively early, at some point Kelly Bryant will eat them up.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 11 PICK: CLEMSON TIGERS -16.5