NCAA football betting lines will take center stage when the Florida State Seminoles host the Clemson Tigers in an intriguing Week 9 college football showdown between longtime ACC conference rivals. The Seminoles may be a legitimate national title contender and they may be playing at home, but they’re going to have their hands full in trying to take down Deshaun Watson and the powerful Tigers when the longtime ACC rivals square off in late October. Now, let’s find out which team will bring home the bacon.
An Early Analysis of the Tigers vs Seminoles College Football Betting Match Up
When: Saturday, October 29 at TBD
Where: Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Fla.
NCAAF Odds: Clemson -1
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Why Bet on Florida State
The Seminoles went 10-3 SU and 8-5 ATS last season, but lost elite defensive back Jalen Ramsey and starting quarterback Everett Golson. Making matters worse is the fact that head coach Jimbo Fisher also likely doesn’t have much confidence in injured former starter Sean Maguire, leaving redshirt freshman Deondre Francois as the team’s likely starter this coming season.
The Seminoles do have one of the most talented players in the country in Heisman Trophy contending running back Dalvin Cook, but have to find a playmaker at the wide receiver position and have concerns at linebacker. Florida State went 5-3 ATS at home in 2015 and 1-0 ATS as an underdog.
Why Bet on Clemson
Thanks to the return of elusive, dual-threat signal-caller Deshaun Watson and underrated running back Wayne Gallman, the national championship runner-up Clemson Tigers look like a strong candidate o return to the College Football Playoffs in 2016. The Tigers went 9-0 in conference play last season en route to a 14-1 finish whose only loss came in the national championship game. The Tigers went 3-3 ATS on the road and just 6-7 ATS as a favorite.
Nevertheless, the Tigers are the better and more experienced team in all three phases of the game and have shown they can win games in even the most pressure-packed situations wit Watson under center. Back the Tigers to cover the NCAA football betting line in this one!
My Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
My final score prediction Clemson 35 Florida State 27