Florida State favored big at Pitt

The Jameis Winston era kicks off at Florida State with a road test at new ACC foe Pittsburgh.

Winston, a dynamic redshirt freshman quarterback, is a darkhorse Heisman candidate and leads a Seminole offense that returns seven starters, including four offensive linemen. Pittsburgh enters its second season under coach Paul Chryst with tempered expectations.

Rutgers transfer Tom Savage will start at QB for the Panthers, who return just five starters on offense. Pittsburgh has covered the spread in four of its last five games as a home underdog.

Florida State has covered the spread in all three season openers under coach Jimbo Fisher, but all three of those games have come against non-BCS competition.

And FSU bettors should beware the recent Noles trend: they are 0-6 ATS in their past 6 games as a road favorite.

View Florida State vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

FSU vs Pitt Betting Line: Pittsburgh were sitting as 10.5-point underdogs earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was 49.5 earlier at Bovada.

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Florida State Seminoles Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 8-2

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 5-5

A few Seminoles at Panthers trends to consider:
Florida State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Florida State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Florida State's last 9 games on the road
Florida State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Florida State home to Nevada, Saturday, September 14
Pittsburgh home to New Mexico, Saturday, September 14