Whether it’s fair or not, most college football fans turn their attention to the Power 5 conferences when Saturday’s roll around. After all, since the inception of the college football playoff system, there has been no team from outside those conferences able to crack the top 4. That might well change this year if Notre Dame remains unbeaten, but until that time, it is the Power 5 that will get all the love.
Most of the battles in those conferences are still raging, but things look to be over and done within the ACC, as it doesn’t appear as though anyone is going to be able to touch Clemson. Still, there are bowl games and pride still to be played for, with the Florida State Seminoles needing a healthy dose of the latter after getting clobbered by Clemson last week. This Saturday, they will head on the road to face a ranked NC State team that can become bowl eligible with a win in this one. The Wolfpack are in as a 10-point favorite, with the point total set at 53 ½.
Florida State vs NC State NCAA Football Week 10 Lines & Preview
- When: Saturday, November 3 at 3:30 PM EST
- Where: Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh
- TV: ABC
- Radio: TuneIn
- Live Stream: ABC Go
- NCAA Football Week 10 Lines: NC State -10 (Total 53.5)
- Clear: 16°C/61°F
- Humidity: 42%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Cloud Cover: 0%
- Wind: 7 mph NW
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the Florida State Seminoles?This weekend is going to be a test to see just what this Seminoles team is made of. They went down 59-10 to Clemson at home last week, the most points that this team has given up in a single home game in their history. That loss dropped the Seminoles to 4-4 and is going to make for a tough final few weeks for a team looking to find its way into a bowl game.
Florida State has now lost 2 of their last 3 games, with the lone win coming against Wake Forest in a game that the Seminoles started as a 10 ½ point favorite. This is a team that has not been a good ATS bet in recent seasons, though, going just 7-13-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. They are also just 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games on the road.
- Average Score For: 23.25
- Total Yards: 349.50
- Rush Yards: 83.50
- Passing Yards: 266.00
- Average Score Against: 28.38
- Total Yards: 390.76
- Rush Yards: 102.88
- Passing Yards: 287.88
Why bet on the NC State Wolfpack?The North Carolina State is another team looking to have something positive happen after losing each of their last 2 games. The loss to Clemson a couple of weeks ago was not unexpected, but the same cannot be said about the loss to Syracuse last time out, a game that NC State started as a slight favorite. Perhaps more alarming than the losses is the nature of the defeats, with a total of 92 points surrendered in those 2 games.
It’s a disappointing turn of events for a team that started the season at 5-0, but that start also suggests that they might be able to pull out of this mini-tailspin. Of particular note is their record in their last 13 games with Florida State, a stretch that saw the Wolfpack go 11-2 ATS.
- Average Score For: 30.43
- Total Yards: 462.71
- Rush Yards: 128.00
- Passing Yards: 334.71
- Average Score Against: 25.14
- Total Yards: 391.29
- Rush Yards: 101.29
- Passing Yards: 290.00
Florida State vs NC State NCAA Football Week 10 Betting Trends
- Florida State is 7-13-1 ATS in its last 21 games
- Florida State is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida State’s last 5 games
- North Carolina State is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games at home
- North Carolina State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of North Carolina State’s last 8 games when playing Florida State
Expert Pick & Final Score PredictionAt the start of the week, the Wolfpack started as a 7-point favorite, a spread that had me leaning in their direction. The fact that the spread has risen to 10 points makes me a little nervous, but I am going to stay with NC State.
Score: Florida State Seminoles 23 – NC State Wolfpack 35