Seminoles battle Wolfpack in Week 9 odds
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After a beat-down of Clemson in Death Valley 6-0 Florida State is the No. 2 team in the first BCS standings of the season.
The Seminoles, who are also 5-1 ATS on the season, now head home to host 3-3 North Carolina State Saturday afternoon (3:30 pm ET, ABC).
FSU just destroyed the Tigers Saturday night 51-14, easily covering as five-point favorites. So the 'Noles lead the ACC's Atlantic Division at 4-0 in conference play.
NC State, in its first season under new head coach Dave Doeren, has lost two straight, after falling at home to Syracuse Saturday 24-10.
In the early betting Florida State, which has lost two of the last three games in this series, was favored by 28 points over the Wolfpack.
They bring a 6-0 record (5-1 ATS) to the Week 9 battle against the 3-3 Wolfpack, who are 3-3 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Florida State go 6-0 so far and the Wolfpack go 1-5.
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Seminoles pegged as -27.5-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly at BetOnline as they will have the first line.
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 1-rated Seminoles and the No. 64-rated Wolfpack in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 64-29 win for the Seminoles on Saturday.
North Carolina State was a 24-10 loser in their most recent outing at home against Syracuse. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (34) made winners of UNDER bettors. Jameis Winston throttled the Tigers defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 444 yards as Florida State handed Clemson a 51-14 defeat.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida State's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 53.17 PPG, against a Wolfpack defense that ranks No. 27 this week at 21.17 PPG. The Seminoles aerial game is averaging 341.33 yards per game, more than the Wolfpack secondary allows through the air, 204.83 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Wolfpack own the league's No. 24-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 114 yards per game when on the road. Florida State, on the other hand, rates No. 16 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Wolfpack at Seminoles trends to consider:
North Carolina State is 4-10-1 SU in its last 15 games
North Carolina State is 1-7-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
North Carolina State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina State's last 6 games on the road
Florida State is 5-0-1 SU in its last 6 games
Florida State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Florida State is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida State's last 5 games at home
North Carolina State at North Carolina, Saturday, November 2nd
Florida State at Miami, Saturday, November 2nd