Free Week 9 Prediction: Orange vs Seminoles
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College Football Handicapping: Week 9
(3-4) Syracuse Orange vs. Florida State Seminoles (3-4)
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Doak S. Campbell Stadium Tallahassee, Florida
NCAA Football Spread: Florida State -10.5
NCAA Betting Total: 57.5
The Syracuse Orange hit the road to take on the Florida State Seminoles for a Saturday night matchup. Florida State is favored by 10.5 points with the total set at 57.5 points.
Syracuse is led by Tommy Devito who has 1,635 passing yards and 12 touchdowns. Cam Akers leads the Seminoles offense with 773 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. Can Akers lead the Seminoles to a huge home win? Find out below as we cover this ACC showdown.
The Syracuse Orange are coming off a 27-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Panthers on Friday. Starting quarterback Tommy Devito was forced to leave after getting hit in the upper-body in the contest. DeVito had 101 passing yards on 11/23 completions before exiting.
Backup signal-caller Clayton Welch had 176 passing yards and two touchdowns. The ground game struggled in the loss for the Orange. Welch had a team-high 36 yards on 10 carries.
Taj Harris had a big game with 111 receiving yards and a touchdown. Trishton Jackson wound up with 76 yards on five receptions.
The Orange defense struggled to contain Kenny Pickett (232 passing yards), and A.J. Davis (103 rushing yards). Josh Black had a strong game on defense with five tackles and two sacks.
Florida State Seminoles
Florida State is coming off a 22-20 loss to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Ricky Aguayo missed a 50-yard field goal with two minutes to play which would’ve given the Seminoles the lead.
James Blackman had 280 passing yards and two touchdowns in the loss. Cam Akers had a busy game with 157 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries.
Tamorrion Terry finished with 55 receiving yards, and Tre’ McKitty had 44 yards. The defense had issues containing Sam Hartman who had 308 passing yards.
The difference in the game is that the Seminoles committed two turnovers while Wake Forest didn’t have one. Emmett Rice had 14 tackles in the contest while Akeem Dent added nine.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Orange are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up loss.
- Orange are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in October.
- Orange are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Seminoles are 7-0 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- Seminoles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Home Team is 6-2 ATS in last 8 meetings
Free Week 9 NCAA Football Pick
Syracuse will likely go with DeVito under center after a hit took him out of the game last week. I expect him to have a shaky game against the Seminoles. The difference in the game will be Cam Akers who should have a big game at running back for Florida State.
4* Free NCAA Betting Prediction: Florida State -10.5
Florida State’s poor defense, combined with its explosive offense, will almost ensure a total just north of the predicted 60-point Number. Also, with calls for his job coming from Seminole Nation, Taggart will rally his troops today as FSU covers.
Week 9 Free Score Predictions: Syracuse Orange 21 – Florida State Seminoles 37
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