The Florida State Seminoles visit the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday on ABC. The Seminoles come into this game ranked 23rd in the country while the Hurricanes are ranked 10th. The Seminoles were thought to be a team that would contend for the national title this betting season but they have already lost twice this season. They could be facing a third loss as they visit an unbeaten Miami team that is starting to get national title aspirations. Let’s look at the contest that could be impacted by Hurricane Matthew and college football picks.
College Football Odds
Miami Hurricanes -3, total 65
Florida State Seminoles 3-2 SU, 2-3 ATS
The Seminoles have dropped two of their last three games and the defense has collapsed. The Seminoles have allowed their last three opponents to score 135 combined points. Head coach Jimbo Fisher has had to go out and public support defensive coordinator Charles Kelly. The lack of defense has put pressure on the offense to deliver and for the most part it has. Running back Dalvin Cook has five TDs in the last two games and redshirt freshman quarterback Deondre Francois is playing well with two 300-yard passing games.
Miami Hurricanes 4-0 SU, 4-0 ATS
The Hurricanes have been much better than expected under new head coach Mark Richt this season and now Miami is considered the better team than the Seminoles heading into this contest. The Hurricanes are scoring 47 points per game while allowing just 11 per contest.
Richt said that the weather could definitely impact his offense and quarterback Brad Kaaya. “It does affect the game if there’s rain, if it’s nasty,” Richt said. “I don’t even know for sure how well Brad throws a wet ball ’cause we haven’t really practiced a lot in the wet. There’s been a couple times and he seems to throw it pretty good. I think Brad can throw a wet ball pretty good.” Kaaya has thrown 8 TDs this season with only 3 interceptions.
The road team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in this series. The Seminoles are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Hurricanes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Hurricanes are 4-1 ATS at sites that offer a good sportsbook review in their last 5 games in October.
The Over is 4-1 in the Seminoles last 5 games overall. The Under is 5-2 in the Seminoles last 7 road games. The Over is 5-2 in the Hurricanes last 7 conference games. The Under is 5-0 at sports betting online sites in the last 5 meetings in this series. The Under is 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings in Miami.
College Football Picks
This is a tough one to call as Florida State badly needs to win but their defense has just been awful. I will avoid a side and just take the game over the total at online sports betting sites.