Betting Tips and Expert Analysis for Florida State at Clemson

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  • by Anthony Carpenter
  • November 9th, 2017
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The Clemson Tigers are sitting cozily at the No. 4 position in the country, knowing that if the season ended today they would be able to punch their ticket into the postseason. At the start of the season, players looking for sports betting tips weren’t quite certain what level of success the Tigers would have in 2017. Sure, entering as the reigning champions, it was safe to assume that the program would find a modest level of success. But with Deshaun Watson now a Houston Texan – an injured one at that, sports betting sites were right to question whether or not Clemson would be able to match the success they had found the year before. But so far, from what we’ve seen out of the Tigers, they’re not having as hard a time as we were anticipating. The Tigers are averaging 32.9 points per game, a mark that will win you most games when your defense is as good as theirs. This weekend, Clemson will have to contend against FSU, a school which is really failing to live up to expectations. How big of a blowout will NCAA bookmakers predict for this Saturday’s contest?

Betting Florida State

The Seminoles stampede into this Week 11 pairing flashing a disappointing 3-5 (3-4 in conference play) that ranks them 4th in the ACC – Atlantic. Florida State will be facing off against the division’s No.1 this weekend, and the 16 point prediction is calling for a bit of a blowout. Florida State has gotten blown out 3 times thus far this season, so it’s not much of a sportsbook betting tip to advise players to bet against FSU on the spread. Furthermore, Florida State is 0-7-1 against the spread on the year, while the Tigers are 2-2 against the spread on the road themselves. The Seminoles are coming off a 27-24 triumph over the Syracuse Orange that snapped a 2 game losing streak Florida State was cruising on.

Betting Clemson

The Tigers pounce into this weekend’s contest sporting a near-flawless 8-1 record that, as aforementioned, ranks them first in the division. The Tigers are 6-1 in conference play so far in 2017 and most US sportsbooks are expecting that figure to reach 7 after Saturday’s action has concluded. Clemson is on a 2 game winning streak with their most recent triumph coming over No. 20 North Carolina State this past weekend, 38-31. The game ended up being much closer that Dabo Swinney would’ve liked but at the end of the day, the Tigers were still able to pick up a win over a nationally ranked opponent.

Looking over both team’s numbers, it’s clear that the Tigers have the irrefutable advantage. Clemson’s offense is averaging 32.9 points per game while their elite defense is only allotting 15.1 to their opponent. For comparison, the Seminoles offense is struggling to put up 18.6 each weekend while their defense has no problems giving up 24.3 each outing. With those kind of numbers in mind, it’s easy to see why the spread line is set at that 16 figure mark. Yardage wise it’s very much the same: Clemson blows Florida State out of the water. Ultimately, the spread line offers the best option on this matchup.

US Sportsbook Betting Lines & Odds:

Florida State Seminoles +16 (-110)           46 (-110)         +525

Clemson Tigers –16 (-110)   46 (-110)         -750