FSU vs. N.C. State Prediction
Will No. 22 Florida State have any trouble when it goes on the road to face N.C. State tonight 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 -6.5 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 but N.C. State has covered in eight of the last 10 meetings.
Florida State is now 5-3 on the season, 2-3 in the ACC and 4-3 against the spread following a 37-34 loss to Clemson. FSU is 2-1 ATS on the road this season. The Seminoles are averaging 34.8 points and 480.3 yards per game on offense this season, but 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. He currently ranks sixth in the nation in rushing. 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 also 5-3 against the spread in 2016, but have failed to cover in their last two games. N.C. State has been led by its defense this season, 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.
N.C. State has been tough at home this year, going 4-1. The lose loss was last week against Boston College in a bit of a defensive battle. That shouldn’t be the case this week. FSU’s defense shouldn’t be able to shut down the Wolfpack. FSU has given up 19, 35 and 63 points in its three road games this season. Look for N.C. State to keep this game competitive and cover.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 10 PREDICTION: N.C. STATE +6.5