Duke Blue Devils vs Florida State Seminoles Odds
A key Week 9 battle has the visiting Blue Devils travelling to Florida State on Saturday to face the Seminoles.
The Seminoles are 7-1 so far on the season, and 3-4 ATS vs. the number. The Blue Devils, meanwhile, are 6-2 and 6-2 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Florida State go 4-3 and the Blue Devils go 6-1 on the totals.
Betting Line: The home team opened as 26-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 2-rated Seminoles and the No. 70-rated Blue Devils in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 62-37 win for the Seminoles on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida State's No. 7-ranked offense (44.4 PPG) against a Blue Devils defense that ranks No. 74 at 27.8 PPG. The Seminoles passing attack has averaged 288.9 yards per game, more than the Blue Devils give up through the air (243.4 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Blue Devils feature the league's No. 68-rated road run defense, allowing 176 yards per game. Florida State, meanwhile, ranks No. 13 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Duke, they were a 33-30 winner as they battled North Carolina at home. Duke covered in the match as a 10.5-point underdog, while 63 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Conner Vernon was good for 124 receiving yards in the Blue Devils's most recent action, helping his team to a 33-30 victory over the Tar Heels.
Florida State was a 33-20 winner in its last match on the road against Miami. They failed to cover the 21-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 53 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Seminoles grabbed a Week 8 victory over the Hurricanes in their last game, winning 33-20 at Sun Life Stadium.
Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 3-7
Florida State Seminoles Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 8-2
A few Blue Devils at Seminoles trends to consider:
Duke is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Duke's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Duke's last 5 games
Duke is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Florida State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Florida State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Duke
Florida State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Duke
Florida State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Duke home to Clemson, Saturday, November 3
Florida State at Virginia Tech, Thursday, November 8