Free Week 12 Prediction: Seminoles vs Orange Odds
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(7-3) Florida State Seminoles vs. Syracuse Orange (4-6)
Date: Saturday, November 19th
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York
NCAA Football Spread: Florida State -21.0
NCAA Betting Total: 63.5
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What has been a pretty disappointing season thus far for the preseason CFP contending Florida State Seminoles still has important games left for many players on the football team.
The Orange had much lower expectations entering this season but still probably have failed to reach them as the offense hasn’t been able to play into the up tempo style that they anticipated.
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With many players who will be playing for starting positions on next year’s team which will surely be competitive and others playing to help their draft stock, the Seminoles still should be putting their talent on full display for the rest of the season.
Deondre Francois has proven to be a nice surprise at quarterback for the Seminoles and his future certainly looks bright. Dalvin Cook has been as good as advertised and will likely be an early pick in next spring’s NFL draft.
The defense though has underperformed. While they did lose some key players off the defense from last season, Jimbo Fisher and the rest of the ACC expected this defense to be better.
They haven’t been bad – but they could be dominant.
With playmakers in the secondary and loads of talent in the front seven, the Seminoles defense has come on strong lately.
Outside of the 63-20 beating the Seminoles took from Louisville, their other two losses are by 2 and 3 to North Carolina and Clemson, respectively.
While the Seminoles may be ranked 17th in the country, I bet most FBS coaches couldn’t pick more than 10 teams they would be more scared of Florida State.
The Seminoles beat Syracuse 45-21 last season and will be relying on Francois and Cook to put a similar result on the board this weekend.
Syracuse could very well be without starting quarterback Eric Dungey again this week who suffered a head and shoulder two weeks ago.
His replacement – Zack Mahoney – threw for 190 with a touchdown and an interception last week as the Orange fell 35-20 at home to the struggling NC State Wolfpack.
While the inconsistent offensive play by the Orange is discouraging, the defensive play last week was even more discouraging – particularly entering this matchup with a better QB-RB combo.
The Orange allowed Matthew Dayes to run for 108 yards and 3 touchdowns on them while Ryan Finley – who has been awful lately – threw for 340 yards.
Francois and Cook are much better than Finley and Dayes so even if Mahoney picks up his play, the Syracuse defense could be in big trouble.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Syracuse is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games in November.
- Under is 9-2 in Florida State’s last 11 games in November.
- Under is 7-2 in Florida State’s last 9 road games.
- Under is 7-3 in Syracuse’s last 10 games in November.
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I don’t expect Mahoney to make the step forward against the Seminole defense. And, I expect Cook to run all over the Orange defense.
Syracuse will have a tough time scoring in this one and the Seminoles will not.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Florida State -21.0
I like the Seminoles to cover and this game to go under – largely because Syracuse will have a tough time putting points on the board and matching Florida State’s offensive power.
Week 12 Free Score Prediction: Florida State 40 – Syracuse 14
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